Love and loss is the universal theme behind much of Lisbeth, the debut album from James Bruce Moore. It is also highly personal, a tender, moving Valentine to Moore’s late wife, whom the record is named after. Weaving together elements of folk, country, and the blues, Moore caresses the sorrow in his lyrics with the warm afterglow of laidback roots music. The songs are stunningly beautiful, and a number of them are tinged with a profound sadness that stays with you. “Tears…Continue
Posted on November 19, 2013 at 12:30am
It is devastating. There is enough unguarded emotion in Paul Luftenegger’s latest single, “It’s Only Love,” to fuel a number of break-up ballads. However, Luftenegger’s lyrics aren’t narrating a relationship gone wrong; rather, it illustrates the absence of equality given to LGBT communities, especially concerning gay marriage. “When I was a boy/I knew I loved different than you,” Luftenegger sings, his voice nearly collapsing in sorrow. The crystalline beauty of Luftenegger’s…Continue
Posted on November 11, 2013 at 9:30pm
Q: Your album is named after your late wife, Lisbeth. Did she mainly inspire the songs?
A: I was very fortunate to meet my wife Lisbeth when we were in our late 20s. She was a beautiful Swedish lady who was my best friend, soul mate, wife and mother of my two daughters. The love and comfort and kindness I enjoyed during our lives together inspired me and allowed me to write the songs on the album. She heard all of the songs on the album, the recording of which was…Continue
Posted on November 6, 2013 at 8:30pm
Q: What started your love for music, and how old were you at the time?
A: Everyone in my family played music. We would get together on holidays and everyone would play together. Those are still some of my fondest memories. My dad played guitar and sang wonderfully. He is still my hero in that regard.
Q: When did you decide to become a singer/songwriter? Were your parents supportive of it?
I didn't decide to become a singer/songwriter; it just…Continue
Posted on October 29, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment