Moses Guest - Live CD
Started in 1995, and named after Graham Guest's fifth-generation grandfather, Moses Guest is a Texas-based southern rock band that has just enough pop, jazz, funk, jam, and country in its veins to appeal to audiences of all stripes. The current line-up, formed in 1997, was voted Best Rock/Pop in the 2001 Houston Press Music Awards ("HPMA"). At the 2003 HPMA, Moses Guest and its members were nominated in three categories: Best Guitarist, Best Keyboardist, and Best CD.
Moses Guest has shared the stage with many great acts over the years, including Moe., Steve Miller Band, JGB, Willie Nelson, Los Lobos, Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, David Nelson Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Jayhawks, Lisa Loeb, Colonel Bruce Hampton & the Fiji Mariners, and it played a HORDE Tour date in 1998 in Antioch, TN.
Nowadays, Moses Guest plays live shows every few months in Texas and in the Mountain West and would be happy to play the larger summer festival circuit. The band has largely been committed to working in the studio, but for Moses Guest Live, they have gone back and collected a precious handful of their most emotional and searing live performances from their storied past.
The first four tracks - Jam, Glue, Dead Again, and Invictus - are acoustic and were recorded live at Houston's Rhythm Room in 2003. These tunes show a lot of musical finesse and a tender side the band did not often showcase.
The next three tracks are searing electric tunes, full of jam and instrumental improv. Juke / Right Down was recorded at John's Alley in Moscow, ID, in 2007. Jumbo Jabo / 100,000x was recorded at Rudz in Houston, TX, in 2001. And Jam / Broadway was recorded at Rudz in 2000.
All Night Brother was recorded Stormy Cooper Media Studio in Houston in 2019 - and it is as smooth as it gets.
But the heart of the Moses Guest sound remains the same whichever album you listen to: it's southern, it's classic, it rocks, and it jams.