Riley Moore

Folkicana is a genre now, we've all been blessed (thanks to Riley Moore's "Pancakes and M&Ms")

Remember Sunday pancakes? Warm mornings on the front porch? Okay, perhaps that's a pretty stereotypical American childhood summer, so to our readers abroad- welcome to our nostalgia! Riley Moore's "Pancakes and M&Ms" is a real diamond in the rough when it comes to country/folk songs about growing up. Somehow, Moore has managed to make new an old concept- and it's not necessarily in the arrangement, which is folksy and nicely executed, but it's definitely in the lyrics. "Watch the sunrise / smell the pancakes / giving Robert Redford handshakes / never thought that they'd be green with M&M." Simple, yet mesmerizing. I might've teared up. Keep your eyes out for Moore's debut album and release show at the Radio Cafe on June 29th. -Geena Kloeppel

 

 

   

Riley Moore is Nashville's newest alt country "Wandering Man"

The trope of the wandering musician is a familiar one. We've all heard the Allman Brothers' "Ramblin' Man" or Dion's "The Wanderer" or even more recently, Chris Stapleton's "Traveller". But the longevity of this trope shows the reality of the hard life of a musician on the road. Nashville's Riley Moore took this trope and lived it out like no other however when he toured 1,600 miles from Portland to Nashville ON FOOT. Perhaps inspired by that experience, Moore is now sharing throwback country single "Wandering Man" ahead of his album Vagrant due out in June. Check out the song below. And if you missed him at The Basement this week, catch Riley Moore the next time he wanders through town! - Chris Thiessen