Mon, Jul 09|
Opening Bell Coffee
Nick Nace & Chris Moyse 7:30 pm
Time & Location
Jul 09, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215, USA
About The Artist
The Canadian born Nick Nace is a "highly-respected wordsmith among East Nashville’s Americana scene" (-American Songwriter). He lived in NYC for over a decade and was one half of the folk duo A Brief View of the Hudson (Best Folk Duo - NY Press). The pair recorded two albums and composed the soundtrack for Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film! which premiered at SXSW.
In 2015 he moved to Nashville and has since toured Ireland (Whelans, The Ruby Sessions), was selected to perform at the Mississippi Songwriters Festival, is a winner of the gulf coast's biggest songwriting competition The Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout and was part of the 2017 Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival.
This summer he is touring the Southeast with songwriters Jon Latham & Darrin Bradbury and the trio is opening for Texas troubadour Hayes Carll. He released his debut EP Canadiana Americana last year and has played Canada and all across the United States in support of it.
2017 Kerrville New Folk Winner Chris Moyse’s new album, Bad Parts EP, is the culmination of his first few years since moving to Nashville. Poignant and diverse, his characters tell the stories of leaving home to find a new life, finding love and losing it, and the common thread of struggling to grow into oneself. It’s both highly personal and relatable. You often times feel like his lyrics are telling your own story.
At times raw and stripped down, the Bad Parts EP doesn’t sound like someone trying to make an Americana album. It doesn’t force itself to be anything in order to fit into a specific genre. Moyse combines the sounds of classic singer-songwriters like Neil Young and Steve Earle with modern folk-rock influences of The Wood Brothers and The Avett Brothers. The record is both musically and sonically dynamic, having been engineered and co-produced by Nashville’s eclectic Randall Kent (Matt Hires, POPFILTER). “I really didn’t even intend to make this record,” says Moyse. “I always loved writing and performing. Fortunately I had a handful of people pushing me to get some recordings done after a little while. Once I put a band together and found a producer I went all in and never thought twice about it. I wish I had done it sooner because I’m really proud of it.”
Suggested Donation at show $10