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Kentucky folk, gospel singer to perform concert at Ozarks

March 25, 2015
By cnp
Posted in Community Events

Kentucky-based folk and gospel singer-songwriter Daniel Martin Moore will perform a concert at University of the Ozarks at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Rowntree Auditorium in the Walton Fine Arts Center. The event is part of the University’s 2014-15 Walton Arts & Ideas Series.

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Daniel Martin Moore, a singer and songwriter from Kentucky, will perform a concert at Ozarks on Wednesday, April 8.

A native of Cold Spring, Ky., Moore’s pitch-perfect meditative style was developed growing up immersed in the Southern Baptists’ musical traditions of spirituals, hymns, gospel and choir music. His music has been described by as, "Gospel songs done as old-timey Americana, with hints of jazz, country and folk."

After leaving the Peace Corps, Moore mailed Sub Pop Records a four song unsolicited demo in January 2007 and was signed by the label to record his first album, "Stray Age." In 2010, Moore joined with fellow Kentucky musician Ben Sollee to record an album titled, "Dear Companion," which was produced by and also featured Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk. "Dear Companion" aimed to create awareness of the problems surrounding mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, with Moore and Sollee donating their artist profits from the album to Appalachian Voices in support of the organization’s national campaign to end mountaintop removal mining.

In January 2011, Moore released a gospel album, "In the Cool of the Day," which was inspired by an old in-house Steinway piano he played during a studio session at WVXU Radio in Cincinnati. Also in 2011, Moore founded the record label Ol Kentuck Recordings. In May 2012, Moore released "Farthest Field," on the Ol Kentuck Recordings label. The album is a duo-project between Moore and frequent collaborator, Joan Shelley of Louisville, Ky. In August 2013, Moore released a collection of rare, previously unreleased recordings and collaborations with Jim James, Haley Bonar, Joan Shelley, and others. The album, titled "Archives Vol. I," was released through the direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic.

Moore has also studied photography and served in the Peace Corps for several years.

For more information on Moore’s concert at U of O, please call the Office of Public Relations at 479-979-1433.