Let me introduce you to Randy Moore, American singer songwriter from Texas, who is currently on a month long tour at the World Famous Hotel de Paris , Le Bar Americain in Monte Carlo Monaco
Randy, how would you define your music?
The Randy C Moore brand of music is a cross/ hybrid of folk/blues melodies combined with Muscle Shoals and Memphis roots rhythms. I am a painter and artisan so to me the rhythm and melodies are the canvas, palette and brushes and words become a picture painted with familiar feeling phases and compelling lyrics.
What does an American singer think of the fact that the young generation of Europeans, (especially in U.K.) seems more in love with country music than ever before?
Europeans have always loved country music, and they love rhythm and blues music. The only explanation I can come up with is that Europeans have a true love for things that are timeless and have no limits or boundaries. They love the feeling, the honesty and simplicity of words in the Willie Nelson song “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”; they love the feel of the music and jive lyrics in the Johnny Cash song “Get Rhythm”; they love the self-expression of passion in Aretha Franklin’s “ Natural Woman”. My favorite music fans are mostly Europeans because they recognize what is real and do not waste time on what is contrived and trivial when it comes to music.
Name five-albums you would bring with you on a desert island? Why?
“Cosmos Factory” Creedence Clearwater Revival, I never tire of this album.
“Red Headed Stranger” Willie Nelson, reminds me of my home in Texas and my brother Stan.
“Yellow Moon” Neville Brothers, one the best sounding R&B records
“Harvest” Neil Young, my all-time folk-rock Artist, also never tire of this record
“Elvis, Live at Madison Square Garden” Elvis Presley, it’s Elvis, need I say more?
What is it like performing for a Month at the most famous award winning hotel in Monaco?
Performing at the Hotel De Paris, Le Bar Américain is a dream job for me. I play my music and my favorite songs for some of the world’s most beautiful people. They genuinely appreciate my brand of music and the excellent musicians in my band. This is our return engagement since 2014 and the hotel renovations which were recently completed. The setting is stunning, the audiences each night are pristine, the sound from the stage is excellent. I only wish I could bring it home with me when we are finished on 4 August.
What are your future projects?
The current and near future has a brand new Randy C Moore album being released in the late fall of 2019 and promoted into 2020. It is co-produced by myself and Muscle Shoals pioneer/music industry legend Norbert Putnam (Joan Baez, Jimmy Buffett, Dan Fogelberg, Fame Studios, Rick Hall, Elvis Presley, Al Hirt). It is an 11 song project that both Norbert and I are extremely proud of and excited about. We are planning to make are way to MIDEM 2020 in Cannes for our European release. Until then, love everyday of your life.
More info at http://www.randycmoore.com
Album review: https://www.planetcountry.it/randy-moore-hwy-59/