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Originally from Alabama, and relocating to Nashville in 2006, Keith Moody gave us a great musical offering in 2012 called Dreaming Out Loud. This is his second album, and he is still touring on it. Not only are the songs fun and lively, but they have also been featured on TV shows like Jersey Shore.
I am genuinely surprised at this record. I was expecting more country than I got, which is good for me as I am not the biggest fan of country music. Keith Moody is a good old fashioned rock kind of guy with influences of blues, classic rock, and country in his sound. To be quite honest, his sound reminds me a little of the Gin Blossoms from the early 90's. It's just a lot of fun. Elements of country twang are present, but aren't so much in the forefront as to make me want to gag… I would say that he's more Americana than Country.
This is a great summer-time album, I can totally see myself playing this while cooking on the grill in the backyard on the 4th of July. It might even make a great road trip album.
He has some shades of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in his songs, but I'm okay with it, as his voice isn't as annoying as Tom Petty. This is perhaps due to the hints of Jakob Dylan of the The Wallflowers in his voice. The bluesy kind of songs such as "Red Line" and "Plastic Hearts" are awesome songs to just chill out and listen to on a nice summer night. I love the Hammond B3 sounds, and the accidental chords that are used to pull at your heart strings.
All in all, I am genuinely impressed with this… Mr. Keith Moody, I wish you well, sir!
KEiTH MOODY| ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE'S EDiTOR'S CHOiCE - ONE OF THE 25 ARTiSTS WHO MADE 2012 ROCK!!! FiND OUT WHO ELSE MADE THE CUT iN THE UPCOMiNG YEAR-END EDiTiON OF ROCKWIRED MAGAZiNE!!! -- Brian Lush
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Found Magazine: Winter 2012 // Volume II
Whether it's his guitar shreds or lyrical work, we're captivated by Keith Moody! Now we're sharing his work with the readers of Found Magazine! Check it out in the Coast To Coast column.
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KEITH MOODY BRINGS HIS UNIQUE BLEND TO SOUTH PARK TAVERN
By Zach Rogers
Music today can sometimes feel like a constant barrage of sound, and it’s often hard to pin down an artist to one specific genre. The trick now is to see who can gather these influences correctly and make something worth listening to. Keith Moody and his band are out there putting this theory to the test, creating a great blend of music that grabs from the worlds of rock, country and blues. Recently, Moody was nice enough to sit down and discuss his music, and here’s what he had to say.
First off, let’s talk about the music. A lot of people say the way your songs mix together different elements is one of your biggest strengths. What would you say is the best thing about having this sort of broad scope? Has it ever been an issue for you when creating new music?
It has never been a concern as far as creation. Jason and the team at the studio are with me in the vision of making each track its own part of the garden. The issue you run into is more the desire of marketing people who want you to fall into a bin, whether it’s country, rock or whatever. Now that people have the ability to essentially program their own stations in their phone or MP3 player, music returns back to a place it used to be and should always be. It is now about the quality of the composition and its production, not whether it fits onto a chart. –Keith Moody
There’s been a lot said about your triple-threat attack of singing, playing guitar and writing your own songs. What do you enjoy more, and when it comes down to it, what would you want to be remembered for the most?
Probably the songs, those are what really touch people. I have fan emails telling me how a lyric changed their mindset and inspired them, and no matter what I play or sing I’m not sure I could do that without my songs. -KM
After years of being on the road, has it gotten any easier for you, as far as putting a tour together and traveling around for extended periods of time?
Yes and no. Some things wear on you more, but overall it becomes an essential part of your existence. I enjoy my breaks more, but after eight days or so I’m ready for a hotel and some asphalt in front of me. I guess the gypsy thing I’ve heard in rock n’ roll songs is really true. I love the feeling of rocking a venue and then waking up in a different town the next day. -KM
I know your music is a melting pot of different influences, but at the end of the day what kind of person is Keith Moody? Is he a soaring rock ‘n’ roller, a down-and-out bluesman, a country twanger or simply a pop craftsman?
At heart I will always be a rock ‘n’ roller, though more one from the ‘60s than one born in 1981. The music of the classic rock era is my heartbeat and what got me into this insanity. -KM
I heard that you and your guitar have a pretty serious relationship going on. Exactly how long have you had that same guitar, and what’s the best story you’ve got involving you and the instrument?
I’ve had “Blue” my PRS McCarty since 2001. It took my entire summer wages plus some birthday and Christmas money to pay for it, but it was worth it. It was the first real instrument I ever owned and still my most used guitar. The best story is probably how she got the first nick of many. When I was playing in my old band back home, I had the instrument for a few days and one of my bandmates somehow got startled by a dog bone left on the couch. He jumped and sort of flung the dog bone across the room and knocked a little nick out of the lacquer. In hindsight it wasn’t a bad thing, but after having saved up for so long and having waited for months, I wanted to kill him. However, after it happened I really started digging the guitar and developed the rapport I have with it. -KM
I heard you’re an Alabama college football fan, which is COMPLETELY alright in my book! Have you ever had the chance to see a game played at Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium? If so, you’re damn lucky, but more importantly what are the odds you can hook me up with some tickets on the next go-around?
Actually, I have season tickets, so let me know when you are down here and you have a seat. Bryant-Denny is one of sports’ greatest cathedrals and a must-see on game day for any serious sports fan. In fact, Tuscaloosa as a whole on game day is quite the experience, with all of the great food, the quad, the elephant stomp, the Bryant Museum and the Walk of Champions, I feel everyone should go to at least one ‘Bama football game. –KM
Keith Moody will perform on Saturday, Nov. 3 at South Park Tavern, 1301 Wayne Ave. Also on the bill are Giant Steps. Doors at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for all ages. For more information, visit keithmoody.com.
Reach DCP intern and freelance writer Zach Rogers at ZachRogers@daytoncitypaper.com
TASTE OF ROCK
Keith Moody - Dreaming Out Loud
Posted 9/12/12 3:05PM EST
Soulful rock mixed with a little blues feeling, up-and-coming artist Keith Moody's album Dreaming Out Loud is worth a listen. Born and raised in Alabama, though now a current resident of the infamous Nashville, Tennessee, his southern raising plays a definite and major role in the development of his music. Influences stemming from various artists including (but not limited to) Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Counting Crows, and The Dave Matthews Band. With some favored ones being Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Hootie and The Blowfish, and many more he creates a successful blend with personal flare anyone can relate to.
Keith started out young, having received his first guitar while still in high school and began his adventure into music with a friend. Later on, by his own mean, he created a demo at the age of twenty years old. It didn't take long before word of his talent spread like wildfire. Dreaming Out Loud is the start of something big for this new artist and this reviewer cannot wait until concerts emerge throughout the country, even though the reception may be a little rough at first.
"Long Way Up"
"Lay It Down Easy"
"Do It Over Again"
"One Big Ending"
"Next In Line"
"I Don't Know (Who The Bad Guys Are Anymore)"
Reviewer's favorites: "Lay It Down Easy", "Do It Over Again", "UP!", and "Already Home".
Keith Moody's Dreaming Out Loud gets a 5 out of 5.
For the latest information on Keith Moody look him up at www.keithmoody.com.
- Pamela Herbert
Review: Keith Moody’s “Dreaming Out Loud”
The Americana Music Journal
Keith Moody’s Dreaming Out Loud is an album of another era, colection of soaring rock with terrific hooks and strong melodies.
If Moody were 65, you’d call it classic rock, but this is a young man who learned from the masters. The most obvious influence is Tom Petty, but that takes the form of inspiration, not mimicry. There’s a hint of Gin Blossoms and maybe even the Spin Doctors, but it has a fresh sound throughout.
Favorite tracks: “Long Way Up,” “Up” (he’s clearly fond of that direction) and “I Don’t Know Who the Bad Guys are Anymore.”
Keith Moody: Dreaming Out Loud
Written by Ellen Marie Hawkins
Keith has an irresistible sound. He has just enough pop not to alienate those who aren’t completely into rock, just enough rock in his layers of guitars to be respected as a musician, and just enough country with his intriguing stories to make everyone in Nashville love him. Put your windows down and go for a drive or play it for friends; no matter what you’re doing while listening, Keith’s music will put you in a better mood than you were before you listened.
His lyrics are as uplifting as his melodies. “One Big Ending,” the first single from Dreaming out Loud, is making an impact, and rightfully so. Telling the story of a girl who is told she will be nothing from her first day, dreams anyway, and breaks free from all the pessimistic predictions the nay sayers around her clothe her in (“The prisoners will always envy the free”). But, really, this album is chock full of similar songs echoing perseverance and integrity, and every one of them is as radio ready as the first single, if not more so. A perfect example, “Up,” a hip shaking song about finding the right one, had me getting around the chair and moving around my office every time I heard it. But I loved the message even more; he doesn’t see monogamy as monotonous (“lots of fish in the sea/some like to fish/it ain’t for me”), and acknowledges that there’s something larger at work in the relationship (“I guess there’s something bigger that keeps pushing her back through my door”).
Positive perspective make the lyrics shine, weaving a common thread of not just uplifting and fun music to listen to, but songs that can be taken to heart and learned from as well. “There ain’t a shot of whiskey in this world/That will kill being alone”(“Red Line”), and in “Already Home,” Keith sings, “Don’t take for granted those who try to hurt you/Those are the ones that push you on/And set you apart.” “Next in Line” in general is about taking a chance, and “Do it Over Again” encourages the listener to try, regardless of the “pain and the strife.”
“Plastic Hearts,” the saddest song on the album, sits like a confession at the very end and reveals a Keith who is burdened by the lost around him. He reveals his heartbreak at this and questions if he’s ever getting through, and his concern is sincere, but it’s also relatable and honest. My favorite part about it, though, is that Keith reveals his character in the previous tracks, and the spirit is large enough for the listener to understand that that burden he may feel will be the very thing that drives him forward to make a positive difference.
Please visit www.keithmoody.com for more information and be sure to download Dreaming out Loud.
Keith Moody, Dreaming Out Loud
April 3, 2012 | by Skope
Keith Moody is a talent above the rest. His latest release, “Dreaming Out Loud” is one of the coolest CD’s I have heard in a long time. Moody takes the best of several genres and mesh them together creating a sound of perfection.
He is an amazing writer, can tear up a guitar and has chops that are smooth and easy on the ears. The entire CD is fun music with deep meaningful underlining messages. The song, “Up” forces you to dance uncontrollably. I challenge you to listen to it and remain seated. I was singing along after one listen. He has hooky lyrics driven by strong addicting melodies.
Each song is executed with such conviction it feels like he is singing only for you. This music is a drug that is absolutely acceptable to overdose on its appeal. As a lyricist myself, I will be studying his work for a long time to come. It seems a little unfair for one person to ooze so much talent. Yes, I’m totally jealous!
I could go on and on about the quality of each song, the level of production and the solid foundation in which the music came from; but the bottom line is, you have to hear it for yourself. Do not take my word for it, check it out and come to your own conclusion, I am confident you will agree. This body of work is hands down a project Keith Moody could proudly call, a rockin’ good time!
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Rating: 5 out of 5 skopes
New Music: Keith Moody’s ‘Dreaming Out Loud’
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The digital ATV mailbox gets bombarded with its share of various pitches on new music and downloads of more albums than my ears could possibly ever have time to process. It's a good problem to have and every now and then, a real gem lands in my inbox.
Enter Keith Moody.
Originally from Alabama, his website bio describes his new album Dreaming Out Loud as his "first full length classic rock influenced album."
Call it what you want - it's a fine album's worth of listening and Moody's vocal phrasing occasionally reminds me of Glen Phillips.
His influences are wide reaching, from Ray Charles to Tom Petty. As Moody explains, “like most people my age I listened to a variety of music and owned albums across all genres, such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Bruce Springsteen, which is why I have a hard time fitting music into a particular bin. If it is good, it’s good so why does it matter?”
Dreaming Out Loud, Moody's second full length release, was released on February 14th and you can grab it via a number of sources, including very affordably from Amazon MP3 for $5.99
Keith is currently on the road promoting the new album with a series of shows that will take him to South by Southwest next week for three shows.
Heads up to Cleveland folks, he'll be here at Wilbert's for a show on April 7th.
Here's a look at "One Big Ending," the first video and single from the album.
Monday, February 20, 2012 I wasn't familiar with Keith Moody prior to hearing this album. Some of the press I read had him in the country - blues - Americana camp but I don't hear that sound all that much. What I do hear is some fine rock & roll with a pop flair. I mean that in a good way (lots of hooks and strong choruses) not in the bad American Idol way. In particular I liked Long Way Up, Lay It Down Easy, One Big Ending and Red Line. Very much worth a listen if you are a little starved for some rock music in 2012.
Keith Moody, 'Dreaming Out Loud' Review: A Real 'Mood' Swinger
16 Feb 2012 10:07 AM EST
-by Jahbarrhi O'Sullivan, on ReviewFix.com
5 out of 5 stars
Keith Moody lives up to his last name. His latest album, Dreaming out Loud, has an alternative sound with rock and country elements, all of which create a trifecta of near perfection. Mostly songs about love, life and obstacles, Moody steps into the spotlight and delivers a soundtrack to growing pains.
“Do It Over Again,” the third track, is a nicely paced uptempo rocker about the crazy things one misses about being in love with that special someone and the willingness to go through it again. The song opens up like the first day on a road trip and wastes no time jumping into the musical action and supports the lovesick lyrics that bind the theme of the song well. It makes those who had that special, but crazy love miss the wild days that made love worth it. The chorus itself is an admission of loneliness. It makes you smile, reminisce, it makes you almost want to pick up the phone and tell that person you miss them.
The sixth track, “One Big Ending,” has lyrical manpower, more ammunition than most turf wars. A song about the choices made in life and the reality of death, Moody tells the story of a cocaine user, high on life, coke and oblivious to the ones who try to help her. The lyrics are strong and sorrowful as Moody explains, “from the moment we cry, we’re destined to die from the beginning, baby girl, it’s just one bad ending.” The song is sad, but real and with the help of equally powerful progression it gets its point across clearly.
The tempo slows down dramatically on the number eight track, “Red Line.” Like a ballad, Moody explains the toxic effects of love and naïveté people tend to attain when they are so deep in love. Moody’s lyrics are again truthful by all means and the dramatic tempo alongside the progression and percussion tag team creates a spellbinding and timeless sound, like the heartbeat of the song. “Red Line” stands out as a favorite and is relative to almost every soul on this planet as it connects effectively one broken heart to another.
The eleventh track, “Plastic Hearts,” is a mellower track about struggle and the desire to be heard. A reflective song, Moody, with the help of his guitar, sings about the need for guidance. Somber yet hopeful, the guitar defends the message of the pursuit of a dream among those who don’t listen or believe. It is another relatable track and sounds like a very personal one for Moody. The song is very sound and makes one think about what they have or will go through when following the heart.
The songs are great. Moody, is even greater. Aside from being an instrumentalist, Moody’s lyrics are what drive the album. They are true, deeper than those of even the best songwriters of our generation or generations past. Music is supposed to be a mild break from reality, words are supposed to be an escape, but with Moody, reality never sounded so beautiful, never felt so good. Today’s dance tracks or ballads can’t compare to the high you feel from the lyrics present on the album, full of life, exuberant in nature.
"Dreaming Out Loud" by Nashville musician Keith Moody released today
Denver Rock Music Examiner
4 out 5 stars
Nashville based alt/country rock musician Keith Moody has released his new album Dreaming Out Loud. The album was produced by Jason Elgin (Collective Soul, Terrible Things) and was recorded at Synchromesh Studios in Birmingham, Alabama.
In a recent interview with Moody, he discussed his passion for music and the new album. His grandfather played a very large role in his life beginning at an early age. He talked about his grandfather’s large collection of albums and how much he loved spending time listening to them. “My grandpa was the one person who believed in me. He gave me my first real guitar for Christmas when I was 17,” he said.
While many musicians have influenced him over the years, such as The Who, The Rolling Stone and others, his first and foremost influence is John Lennon. “John (Lennon) was the leader and he was what drove (The Beatles). He was the best harmony singer and had one of the greatest voices ever. He is a bigger than life icon,” he says.
Moody is a spiritual person, and that shines through in his music. He told me that he writes about life experiences, and his song ideas come from a myriad of places and his own observations. “I didn’t get much support from the town where I grew up, and that all comes through in my music. You don’t have to let anything beat you. Make it the best ever,” he said.
Moody is a very talented musician, and when listening to his music, it is obvious that he has a true passion for what he is doing. The album has something for everyone, and it doesn’t disappoint. He will be touring heavily starting this spring and continuing throughout the year. His comment to everyone reading this, “I hope you spend some time listening to my album and that you feel better because of it. It’s very important to me and I would like to thank everyone who has come up and talked to me after the shows. It means so much.”
This is a unique musician who has used genres such as rock, blues and country to make his own sound. The first single from the album, “One Big Ending” has received great reviews. Dreaming Out Loud is now available for exclusive stream at AOL Music through the weekend HERE.
Dreaming Out Loud track listing:
1.Long Way Up
2.Lay It Down Easy
3.Do It Over Again
6.One Big Ending
7.Next in Line
10.I Don’t Know (Who the Bad Guys Are Anymore)
For more information, please check out his website HERE.
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KEITH MOODY NEW ALBUM DREAMING OUT LOUD OUT TODAY
February 14th, 2012 - Nashville, TN artist Keith Moody’s new highly anticipated album Dreaming Out Loud is out today! Dreaming Out Loud is now available for exclusive stream at AOL Music through the weekend at this location http://tinyurl.com/6byronv.
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Born and raised in Alabama, Keith Moody grew up in a two-parent working family. “My grand-dad gave my first real guitar for Christmas when I was 17." Moody formed his first band, Mostly Harmless, that same year with a buddy from high school. As with many Southern performers his first performances were in church youth group shows. “One of the moments I will always remember was when my first song was on the locals only show of the Montgomery radio station when I was 18.”
He continued to hone his musical chops throughout college by observing other artists as he worked in a local music store and played in local venues with his band. He recorded his first demo album in a local studio with his own money at age 20. By 21, word of his talent was already spreading, and he was receiving write-ups in local papers and gaining a significant reputation among local musicians for his guitar skills and performing antics.
Today, Moody is a triple threat, who not only can sing and tear it up on the guitar but also writes on a level far above most of his peers. His unique music is a place where rock, blues and country cross paths on the way to a remarkably contemporary sound.
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KEITH MOODY SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM DREAMING OUT LOUD
December 16th, 2011 - Nashville TN, alt/country rocker Keith Moody is gearing up for the release of his new album Dreaming Out Loud on February 14th. The first single “One Big Ending” will be released one month prior on January 10th. Dreaming Out Loud was produced by Jason Elgin (Collective Soul, Terrible Things) and was recorded at Synchromesh Studios in Birmingham, AL.
Born and raised in Alabama, Keith grew up in a two-parent working family. “My grand-dad gave my first real guitar for Christmas when I was 17." Keith formed his first band, Mostly Harmless, that same year with a buddy from high school. He recorded his first demo album in a local studio with his own money at age 20. By 21, word of his talent was already spreading, and he was receiving write-ups in local papers and gaining a significant reputation among local musicians for his guitar skills and performing antics.
Moody possesses a maturity and depth that belies his age, and that depth no doubt seeps into every note of his music. This depth combined with a myriad of personal influences is a powerful combination evident throughout his material. These influences range from the straight-up soul of Ray Charles, to the bluesy grooves of John Mayer and the quirky, clever lyrics of southern treasure Tom Petty, it’s all in there. Keith feels he not only creates the song’s lyrics, but also arranges it completely in his head as well before he ever sets foot into a studio. “Like most people my age I listened to a variety of music and owned albums across all genres, such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Bruce Springsteen, which is why I have a hard time fitting music into a particular bin. If it is good, it’s good so why does it matter?”
Dreaming Out Loud contains seven new songs as well as remastered songs from Lines.
1. Long Way Up
2. Lay It Down Easy
3. Do It Over Again
4. New Distraction
6. One Big Ending
7. Next in Line
8. Red Line
9. Already Home
10. I Don't Know (Who the Bad Guys Are Anymore)
11. Plastic Hearts
For more information, check out the Keith Moody website:
*KEITH MOODY IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS!
For more information and interviews, please contact:
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Maverick Magazine – (November 2010 issue)
Keith Moody Music 2010
With a powerful blend of roots rock, blues and country, road warrior Keith Moody has built up a sizeable following across America’s southern states. This four-track EP follows on from his debut album, 2008’s THE ONLY RIDE YOU CAN GET and is a good sample of what this guy is all about. Recorded in Birmingham, Alabama, he opens strongly with the melodic rocker Next in Line, which would fit comfortably in today’s mainstream country format with its hook-laden chorus. There’s a slightly harder edge to Do It Over Again, but again with a catchy hook to the fore. He slows it all down with the lengthy closer Red Line which shows off his interpretive powers.
KEITH MOODY’S MUSIC GETS STOLI UP!
August 23, 2010 | by Skope Staff
I have been covering musicians for many years now and it never gets old thanks to talented & exciting musicians like Keith Moody. I will admit it took alot to get going on this rainy Monday morning. Then I put on Keith’s new single, “Up” and I am awake and ready to face the day. I have heard many hit songs and it is safe to say that “Up!” is a feel-good bonfaide hit! This is only one hit off Keith’s new four song EP, ‘Lines.’
The Only Ride You Can Get - Keith Moody
From the first listen, Keith Moody reminded me of a nice blend of Americana roots-rock and country. There are moments of Tom Petty, Gin Blossoms, and Keith Urban. Moody has a pop appealing ear that truly shows in his writing and production.
His album, The Only Ride You Can Get, was produced by Moody and Jason Elgin. Album opener, Think, does a great job of implementing a mandolin into the forefront. The two-step drum groove keeps the pace up and Moody's vocals are stellar.
Press Gas and Go have all of the components of a pop-rock/county tune. There's catchy guitar riffs mixed with vocal hooks that will have you humming along by the second chorus. On Love Drunk, Moody again utilizes the mandolin as lead rhythm instrument. This song falls more into the vein of roots rock a la a more southern Bob Dylan.
Finally on his title track, Moody writes a country ballad. The verses are almost spoken, and draw in the listener. The choruses are full of great harmonies and backing vocals that make this a great cap on the album!
RATING: 4 of 5 stars
Posted by Ross Christopher at 7:48 PM
Labels: bob dylan, keith moody, roots rock, tom petty
Great Review from the Corner News in Auburn, AL:
Keith Moody rocked the house at Fat Daddy’s Friday night to an initially small audience. As the night progressed, as tends to be the story at after hours bars, the guys drew in a crowd that built slowly over the course of just a few hours.
Those present were in for a treat. The band hails from Nashville and plays a unique style of rock ‘n’ roll, but their uniqueness lies in their professionalism and song quality.....................
Crimsom and White in Tuscaloosa, AL:
Keith Moody plays Red Shed
.......the image of a dynamic singer-songwriter who is able to entertain and put on a good show.
Country Music Facts and News.com
Whenever I see written by, produced by the artist, I got somewhat wary. However, Keith proves to be an able single and songwriter and not a bad producer. This CD steps in that area between Country-Rock and Americana. In fact, there is something of the Keith Urban about him. This is a worth hearing CD.
The Only Ride You Can Get
Keith Moody Music 2008
A big brash country- pop debut, self- produced on an independent label
You have to take your hat off to Keith Moody. On his own independent label with a little help from Jason Elgin, he’s produced a big scorching country-pop sound. Described by his local newspaper as: ‘Waylon meets Coldplay, jamming with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,’ well I’m not sure I can verify that unequivocally, but it is certainly a big melodic guitar-based sound...................
Nashville Country Club
The Only Ride You Can Get (Indie)
Keith Moody is an independent machine; proving unsigned acts can compete in today’s Country music market. His currently released project ‘The Only Ride You Can Get’, Keith starts off Country in the first half of his album, and then dives into a rock-styled appeal. The track ‘Coins’ holds interest with its musically clever progression, along with metaphorical lyrics. Keith has the right idea, and hopefully will continue to keep producing more music in the future. You can catch his album at www.keithmoody.com.
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