Nick Moss Band - From the Root to the Fruit (2CD)


Concept albums were a staple of rock super groups. Whether it was the tale of Ziggy Stardust or Aqualung or Tommy, concept albums presented a glimpse into the soul of the musical storyteller. Unifying themes of life-loss, love, struggle, and success-took the listener on a journey, a spirit quest, an adventure. And no one comes back from an adventure without a story or two of their own to tell. Nick Moss has a story or two, or ten. His new concept record From the Root to the Fruit (Blue Bella Records 2016) presents the musical story of the birth and growth of the blues genre as it relates to popular music. As Moss explains, From the Root to the Fruit is "a little looser" than his typical recordings. 

"The first CD has a bit of 40s and 50s jump blues, Texas, Chicago, and Uptown sounds. The second CD focuses on progressive and experimental music. We delve into 60s soul and the garage punk sound, high rhythm soul and harder sounds," says Moss. "I wanted to showcase my band. They're a group of guys who just keep growing musically and getting better and better. I also recognized that, as a band leader, I was growing too. And since From the Root to the Fruit is about the growth and development of music, it became a really appropriate catalyst to tell the band's story and my story with the band."

"From the Root to the Fruit" will be released Friday May 20, 2016 on Blue Bella Records and the band will begin selling the album to fans at the live shows on April 7th.

Track Listing:


  1. Before the Night Is Through
  2. Make Way For Me
  3. Dead Man's Hand
  4. From the Root to the Fruit
  5. Haymarket Hop
  6. Symone
  7. Love Me
  8. Lost and Found
  9. I Dig
  10. Rump Rash
  11. Long Tall Woman
  12. The Woman I Love
  13. Walk Away
  14. Cold Sore


  1. Catch Me I'm Falling
  2. Jupiter Florida
  3. Breakdown
  4. Serves Me Right (Space Jam)
  5. Ta Ta for Tay Tay
  6. Breathe Easy
  7. Free Will
  8. Grateful
  9. Shade Tree
  10. Stuck
  11. Stand By
  12. Speak Up
  13. Heavy Water

Release Date: 05.20.16