Moors and McCumber deliver a live performance that has all of the energy that two people that enjoy playing together can generate. They seem to know each other’s minds like trapeze artists or team jugglers do. –- James Killen, Houston Music Review
James Moors (vocals, guitars, ukulele, mandolin and Irish bouzouki, based in Superior WI) and Kort McCumber (vocals, keys, cello, guitars, Irish tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, upright and electric bass, based in Gold Hill CO) have been performing together since 2005, when the two songwriters met at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. Changing instruments on almost every song, they create catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to watch live.
More than a decade and four CDs into their musical pilgrimage, they continue to define, and redefine, their sound, their persona, and their love for music. They have played the backrooms of Irish pubs, across the US from Colorado to Chicago to Virginia to Maine, and the main stage of the Kerrville Folk Festival near Austin Texas.
Mike Phillips of the New Plains News writes, “The music of Moors and McCumber reflects many influences; a little blues, some bluegrass, a little Smokey Hills, and a skosh of Celtic to round out the mix. Tossed together you get Americana stylings made exceptional by the blend of their excellent harmonies and exquisite instrumentation. This ain’t your daddy’s jug-band, these guys are talented and brilliant musicians who are definitely worth following.”
These guys should be playing every major Festival in the country. They bring it all to the stage and deliver it in a big way. – Lloyd Maines, Grammy award winning producer and multi-instumentalist.
E.May – the moniker for multidisciplinary artist Erika May – opens the show. As a songwriter, E.May’s style defies traditional boundaries, drawing on genres as diverse as Americana, Doom-Metal, Turkish Folk, and Mississippi Blues, as well as teachers ranging from Alanis Morisette to Jorma Kaukonen. Her music explores the wildness of nature – both the great outdoors and the vast expanse of wilderness in the human heart. And she sings of the beauty that surrounds us everywhere we arrive.
The suggested admission donations are $20/general admission and $15/student. Advance tickets are on sale now, and any remaining tickets will be available at the door the night of the show.