by Dan Schram
Sunday night, local singer-songwriter Josh Moore opened for Deep Chatham at the Local 506. Considered by many to be one of the more under-rated and under-appreciated acts in the Triangle, Moore has begun working on his first solo album as he nears his 30th birthday.
Although he has a few releases under his belt with acts like Beloved, in recent years Moore had fallen into the background, popping up here and there to contribute to his friends' efforts. Now Moore is focusing on his own release, with those same friends helping him along. He's been working with Jeff Crawford of Arbor Ridge Studios, and about half of the album is completed, with a tentative release date of the beginning of 2014.
While we wait for that release, keep an eye out to catch Moore as he plays solo shows around the Chapel Hill area.
Below are a few clips from the Sunday performance: "New Morning," which is a newer song to be featured on his solo release; "How Sweet the Sound," from a Drughorse Collective 7" released a few years ago; and a cover of the Grateful Dead's "To Lay Me Down."