“My music is best described as solo folk rock,” says Moore. “This is actually a re-emergence concert. This will be the first solo concert I’ve played in 6 years and the first ever to feature mostly originals.”
Moore was in the band Revolution I from 1985-1995 as the drummer and singer. The band recorded one album, Revoloceans, and played around Portland.
Moore also recorded a solo album, No Design , in 1995 and an album of experimental songs with friends in 2000.
“Music had to take a backseat to my carpentry/renovation work for so many years. The root word of renovation is ‘renew.’ With some 60 cover songs burned into my brain from countless campfires, sing alongs and music sessions over the years, it’s only recently that I have begun writing and performing my own songs in earnest. In effect renewing my music.”
Manzanita was the first place Moore moved on the coast when he left Portland.
“I still feel a connection to the town’” says Moore. “It will be a great place to play my first concert of original material. I lived there when the Hoffman Center first came into being and now it is a privilege to play in a venue that supports the arts so strongly.” Although Moore performs regularly at Open Mics in Astoria, he was last seen in Manzanita performing an original song to enthusiastic audience response at the Hoffman Center Talent Show in January.
Admission is $5.