Singer songwriter Beth Moore has done it again. The folk songstress has always put her own fresh spin on the traditional genre, and that’s all the more evident on this new album Five out of ten, coming out on March 31st.
Moore is no stranger to the music scene. The St. Catherines based artist has been writing and performing her personal brand of modern folk for nearly a decade now, and her wisdom and experience shows on this new record.
Five out of ten was recorded at The Hive in Toronto. On this effort Moore worked with acclaim producer Tim Abraham, whose resume boasts work with indie greats Peter Katz and Ron Sexsmith. The partnership was a good one, the album sounds crisp, clean and professional, while still letting Moore’s natural talent shine through. Moore takes the listener on meandering journey that walks the well-trodden folk path with “Carried away”, occasionally veering into pop rock like on “Say that again”, and stopping to experiment with different sounds and influences along the way. “Maybe it’s ok” and “Love now” are goosebump inducing ballads, both showing off the dimension and power of Moore’s voice. “Am I awake” and “Get low” are reminiscent of Tom Waits in their playful darkness. I could go on and on, track by track and drone on about how much I am loving this album but really, you just need to go out and get it yourself. 4 Realz, Seriously..
With more than 600 shows under her belt, you can bet Moore knows how to please a crowd. I had the pleasure of watching her perform at an outdoor get together a couple of NXNE’s ago, and I was as mesmerized by her throaty vocals then as I am now listening to this new album. Moore will be celebrating the release of Five out of ten at The Drake Hotel on Thursday, April 11th with another one of her stellar live performances. For the love of music, GO! You can bet I’ll see you there.