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Bob Moses commented on Bob Moses's blog post 'Down the Hiss Golden Messenger Stream: "Haw" and more'
"Thank you, Jamie! Very kind of you to respond to the piece. M.C. Taylor is the real thing, a truly gifted songwriter and generous with those gifts."
Jun 1, 2013
Jamie commented on Bob Moses's blog post 'Down the Hiss Golden Messenger Stream: "Haw" and more'
"What an exquisitely written piece, that opening paragraph had me totally hooked!  Enjoying the music you introduce me to, as well.  Very fine penmanship, sir!"
May 31, 2013
A blog post by Bob Moses was featured

Down the Hiss Golden Messenger Stream: "Haw" and more

Rivers flood broad expanses of the Southern imagination. The mythic Mississippi rolls through literature, our watery national spine, by turns torpid and apocalyptic. But there are countless intimate tributaries and every Southerner knows one. Flowing water provides blessed relief in summer, spiritual cleansing and profane recreation.  If you grew up messing around in creeks and rivers, you pushed through thick, brown water past insect skaters skimming the surface in sunny pools - and learned…See More
May 20, 2013
Bob Moses posted a blog post

Down the Hiss Golden Messenger Stream: "Haw" and more

Rivers flood broad expanses of the Southern imagination. The mythic Mississippi rolls through literature, our watery national spine, by turns torpid and apocalyptic. But there are countless intimate tributaries and every Southerner knows one. Flowing water provides blessed relief in summer, spiritual cleansing and profane recreation.  If you grew up messing around in creeks and rivers, you pushed through thick, brown water past insect skaters skimming the surface in sunny pools - and learned…See More
May 18, 2013
A blog post by Bob Moses was featured

Speak, Dumpster

"… common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness." - NabokovThe ghosts are there, when we can bear to look. We inhabit the past, or, more properly, the past inhabits us. It's the only dimension we can know (imperfectly, interpretatively), the present being quicksilver and the future merely hope or dread. The past surrounds us like dark matter, dormant and dimly-lit, until animated by brief flashes of memory or experience.Brief, as the…See More
Feb 6, 2013
Bob Moses posted a blog post

Speak, Dumpster

"… common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness." - NabokovThe ghosts are there, when we can bear to look. We inhabit the past, or, more properly, the past inhabits us. It's the only dimension we can know (imperfectly, interpretatively), the present being quicksilver and the future merely hope or dread. The past surrounds us like dark matter, dormant and dimly-lit, until animated by brief flashes of memory or experience.Brief, as the…See More
Feb 2, 2013
A blog post by Bob Moses was featured

Memory and Consequences: Rayna Gellert's Old Light - an interview

"Ballads lead their life in the mouths and ears of men by hear-say like bluebirds and flickers in the nest of hollow trees." - Robert FrostBallads are consequential music. Something happens, often something dark or violent, and effects are felt. Consequences. Hell to pay, whether emotional desolation in this life or divine retribution in the next. Once ballads lost their ages-old function as lurid entertainment and breaking news, they ebbed into the shadowy hollows of Appalachia, forming deep…See More
Dec 2, 2012
Bob Moses posted a blog post

Memory and Consequences: Rayna Gellert's Old Light - an interview

"Ballads lead their life in the mouths and ears of men by hear-say like bluebirds and flickers in the nest of hollow trees." - Robert FrostBallads are consequential music. Something happens, often something dark or violent, and effects are felt. Consequences. Hell to pay, whether emotional desolation in this life or divine retribution in the next. Once ballads lost their ages-old function as lurid entertainment and breaking news, they ebbed into the shadowy hollows of Appalachia, forming deep…See More
Nov 28, 2012
Bob Moses posted a blog post

Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash Announced - Line-Up Includes Chris Thile, Tony Trischka, Andy Statman, Aoife O'Donovan and Noam Pikelny

The brightest lights of Brooklyn's bluegrass scene are coming together on Sunday, September 23 to help restore an historic, landmark Park Slope church, the "Old First." The number of players and pairings makes this Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash historic in its own right. The Bell House in Gowanus hosts the Bash from 2pm to 7pm.Chris Thile pairs with Michael Daves in an outing of their Grammy-nominated duo; Tony Trischka appears…See More
Sep 11, 2012
A blog post by Bob Moses was featured

Mapping the Inner Banks: Interview and tracks

If you could conjure a future past, a time both technologically advanced and bucolic, would passionate data shepherds and their inamoratas still prove digitally-rendered pleasures of valleys, groves, hills and fields while gamboling on beds of roses? You may fetch up on such a golden shore while lost in Wild, the new release by The Inner Banks. A musical pastoral from Caroline Schutz and David Gould, Wild paints its landscapes with American and English folk traditions, lush strings, keyboards…See More
Jul 2, 2012
Bob Moses posted a blog post

Mapping the Inner Banks: Interview and tracks

If you could conjure a future past, a time both technologically advanced and bucolic, would passionate data shepherds and their inamoratas still prove digitally-rendered pleasures of valleys, groves, hills and fields while gamboling on beds of roses? You may fetch up on such a golden shore while lost in Wild, the new release by The Inner Banks. A musical pastoral from Caroline Schutz and David Gould, Wild paints its landscapes with American and English folk traditions, lush strings, keyboards…See More
Jun 30, 2012
T.Kannally commented on Bob Moses's blog post 'Meet the 20-foot legends on the Rockabilly Highway: Rich Gilbert and Eileen Rose'
"Man, i remember some great shows by The Zulus at The Rat in Kenmore Square!!!!"
May 20, 2012
A blog post by Bob Moses was featured

Meet the 20-foot legends on the Rockabilly Highway: Rich Gilbert and Eileen Rose

You might picture the "Rockabilly Highway" as a yellow-brick road stretching between Buddy Hollyland and Bill Monroeville. But it really exists, in McNairy County, TN, where it's also known as Route 45 South. Not only did Elvis meet Carl Perkins at an Elvis show at Bethel Springs, two giant murals by Brian Tull capture the period feeling with current artists, the latest of which are The Legendary Rich Gilbert and Eileen Rose.That Perkins/Elvis meeting led to Perkins venturing to Sun Studios in…See More
May 18, 2012
Bob Moses posted a blog post

Meet the 20-foot legends on the Rockabilly Highway: Rich Gilbert and Eileen Rose

You might picture the "Rockabilly Highway" as a yellow-brick road stretching between Buddy Hollyland and Bill Monroeville. But it really exists, in McNairy County, TN, where it's also known as Route 45 South. Not only did Elvis meet Carl Perkins at an Elvis show at Bethel Springs, two giant murals by Brian Tull capture the period feeling with current artists, the latest of which are The Legendary Rich Gilbert and Eileen Rose.That Perkins/Elvis meeting led to Perkins venturing to Sun Studios in…See More
May 16, 2012
Bob Moses posted a photo

Roland White playing with a young Marty Stuart

Today, Roland White posted this great shot from 1972 by Howard Marshall. Marty was already a virtuoso!
May 15, 2012
Bob Moses commented on Easy Ed's blog post 'a book and some films about american roots cultures'
"Hey Ed, check out culturalequity.org; much of the Lomax Archive is available to watch and hear. Also, the YouTube channel is priceless: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlanLomaxArchive"
Apr 26, 2012

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Music writer and player, currently writing about wine, music, design and food at Smoke. Bob creates online content and also occasionally posts to Huffington Post. He has written and edited for the Boston Phoenix, MTV, AMC magazine and others, and has published three books. Music-related writing is archived at Smoke.

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Down the Hiss Golden Messenger Stream: "Haw" and more

Rivers flood broad expanses of the Southern imagination. The mythic Mississippi rolls through literature, our watery national spine, by turns torpid and apocalyptic. But there are countless intimate tributaries and every Southerner knows one. Flowing water provides blessed relief in summer, spiritual cleansing and profane recreation.  If you grew up messing around in creeks and rivers, you pushed through thick, brown water past insect skaters skimming the surface in sunny pools -…

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Posted on May 18, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Speak, Dumpster

"… common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness." - Nabokov

The ghosts are there, when we can bear to look. We inhabit the past, or, more properly, the past inhabits us. It's the only dimension we can know (imperfectly, interpretatively), the present being quicksilver and the future merely hope or dread. The past surrounds us like dark matter, dormant and dimly-lit, until animated by brief flashes of memory or…

Continue

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 2:30pm

Memory and Consequences: Rayna Gellert's Old Light - an interview

"Ballads lead their life in the mouths and ears of men by hear-say like bluebirds and flickers in the nest of hollow trees." - Robert Frost

Ballads are consequential music. Something happens, often something dark or violent, and effects are felt. Consequences. Hell to pay, whether emotional desolation in this life or divine retribution in the next. Once ballads lost their ages-old function as lurid entertainment and breaking news, they ebbed into the shadowy hollows of…

Continue

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 8:30am

Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash Announced - Line-Up Includes Chris Thile, Tony Trischka, Andy Statman, Aoife O'Donovan and Noam Pikelny

The brightest lights of Brooklyn's bluegrass scene are coming together on Sunday, September 23 to help restore an historic, landmark Park Slope church, the "Old First." The number of players and pairings makes this Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash historic in its own right. The Bell House in Gowanus hosts the Bash from 2pm to 7pm.

Chris Thile pairs with…

Continue

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 7:00am

Mapping the Inner Banks: Interview and tracks

If you could conjure a future past, a time both technologically advanced and bucolic, would passionate data shepherds and their inamoratas still prove digitally-rendered pleasures of valleys, groves, hills and fields while gamboling on beds of roses? You may fetch up on such a golden shore while lost in Wild, the new release by The Inner Banks. A musical pastoral from Caroline Schutz and David Gould, Wild paints…

Continue

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 11:30am

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At 4:43am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…

 

Hi Bob

 

      As a featured contributor to No Depression, I’m particularly keen on getting your feedback for the following – Please forgive the intrusion if you don’t have the time or inclination to reply.

 

      I’ve posted the following to the No Depression discussion board – you can either respond there or alternatively drop me a line at shatchsurvey1@yahoo.co.uk

 

Thanks very much for your time

Kind regards,

Steve

 

 

 

My name is Steve Hatch and I’m currently conducting research for my Master’s in Songwriting at Bath Spa University in Bath, England (though I happen to be an ex-pat Georgia boy).  I would be extremely grateful if you could find the time to listen to the track (link below) and answer the 2 accompanying questions.  The more detail, the better of course (more to say in my final analysis) – but all feedback will be useful and very much appreciated.

 

Sadly, as this is an academic pursuit, there is a deadline.  Please reply by May 20th if at all possible so that I can have time to chew over your response and include it in my final write-up.

 

            The track: http://soundcloud.com/stevehatch

 

1)     Which artist/band(s) would you say the track is most similar to and why?

 

2)     Which genre(s) would you say the track belongs to and why?

At 1:45pm on November 19, 2010, Henry Jasen said…
Did you know that Robert Moses is a famous name in New York. He built the BQE and the Grand Central Parkway. He was the public works czar here in the 50s and 60s. He was considered the most powerful man in the city.
At 8:54pm on April 16, 2010, unionstreetpreservationsociety said…
Hello Bob,

We're a Brooklyn-bred Bluegrass band worth a toe tappin' to.

Union Street Preservation Society
At 1:08pm on March 31, 2010, Nancy LaPerla Bemis said…
Hi Bob-- Nope, don't have your email. pls send to mine so I have yours: nbemis@optonline.net. On hiatus from consulting...except for consulting my kids, my husband and everything else in my daily life.
At 5:56am on March 30, 2010, Nancy LaPerla Bemis said…
Imagine my delight when i logged on to my new favorite website this AM and saw your name. Must be a coincidence, I thought...but lo and behold, it's the one and only Bob Moses! The genuine article!

Well, hello! Great to see ya! Love your stuff! Give my best to your peeps and I hope our paths cross again. I'll keep reading and listening. xo- Nancy LaP
At 7:56am on September 14, 2009, Sammo said…
Hi Bob -

If you want to check out
some great local Country/Alt-Country
or, in my case, Mutated Hyperdriven Americana
I'm playing this Thursday night at 8pm
at the 6th Annual Brooklyn Country Music Festival.

I'm psyched to play at the BCMF and there are some great acts on the bill w/ me that night.

Hope to see you there!
Say hi to me after the show and I'll give you a free copy
of my new "Vagabondage" CD.

Here's the info:

The 6th Annual Brooklyn Country Music Festival
@ Southpaw
125 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-230-0236
Admission: $10 a day (thursday / friday / saturday)

Limited number of $25 3-day passes available on Ticketweb
http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/Search.action?query=brooklyn+country&x=0&y=0
At 9:59pm on March 25, 2009, James "Drums" Principe said…
I WAS FORTUNATE TO KNOW DEWEY, HE WAS AN INSPIRATION AS WELL AS A GREAT MUSICIAN. HE WILL BE MISSED.
At 2:39pm on February 20, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Bob - Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
-Kim
 
 
 

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