Interview with Rich Moore, Denver, Colorado

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Rich Moore
Rich Moore (Denver, Colorado)

Singer Mollie O’Brien and guitarist Rich Moore have steadfastly made it their mission to unlock the secrets of the diverse array of styles that comprise the canon of American roots music. Geniuses at interpretation and never sacrificing the essence of the songs they tackle, they are at home with their musical selves. They are unafraid of risk taking, authoritative in their performance, and at the very top of their game. And to top it all off, they’re fun. Rich, while known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, is also a powerhouse guitar player who can keep up with O’Brien’s twists and turns from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock and roll. He creates a band with just his guitar and, as a result, theirs is an equal partnership that showcases their talent for unlocking the secrets to a diverse array of songs in authoritative yet very fun and unusual arrangements.

Interviewed by Raquel Paraíso, 10/06/2020.
Raquel Paraíso
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Denver, Colorado
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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