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Royal Orleans

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Royal Orleans

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Title : Royal Orleans
Release Date : July 3, 2006
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Format : CD

Album Notes

THE MOSS BROTHERS BAND rose from seeds planted deep in the fertile soil of the South. Raised on cornbread, collard greens, bluegrass and Skynyrd, they display a sonic gumbo of influences alternatively known as “Country Rock” and “Alabama Soul”. Transplanted to the volcanic soil of the Puyallup Valley they grew into the band you hear today that continues to honor their Southern Roots.Formed in 1980, The Moss Brothers Band played nearly a hundred shows from Morton to Seattle during the early ‘80’s. In 1997 the Washington State Blues Society nominated The Moss Brothers Band as “The Best New Blues Band” (Well, they were new to Blues anyway!) Today the band mates are proud members of The Tacoma Twang Trust. These boys have run the gauntlet of Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, and New Orleans Funk and came out on the other side with something truly original. After 26 years the band decided to condense their musical influences and expand its musical horizons by recording and releasing their first CD “ROYAL ORLEANS”.

“ROYAL ORLEANS” THE MOSS BROTHERS BAND debut release, featuring all original music, finds the band coming into their own with inventive arrangements, professional yet “organic” production and their best songwriting to date. This CD is a musical journey to New Orleans and the Deep South. Cajun Waltz is a side trip into a 19th century bayou; while Cottonmouth Country serves up a steamin’ bowl of swampy Southern Rock. Although just released, this CD is already drawing interest with European radio and distributors.

Born and raised in the backwoods of Alabama, the two Moss boys bring a raw unsophisticated twang to the table as well as vocal harmonies tighter than biscuits n’ gravy which could only come from sharing the same DNA.

JEFF MOSS thrills the listener with his vocal styling and acoustic guitar picking, but it is his greeezy slide licks on the Dobro that makes one hungry for red beans and rice.

TROY MOSS delights and amuses audiences with his rich, soulful voice and his electric slide guitar reminiscent of the late Lowell George. His mandolin melodies are like the whiskey sauce poured over a fine bread pudding.

The grease and grit of Jeff and Troy are complimented by the musicianship and professionalism of Dave Smith and Kevin Dale (veritable “brothers from different mothers”). These two pros have been playing since Sherman sacked Atlanta; together they provide the drive and steady thump of a southbound train.

KEVIN DALE provides melodic bass lines on electric, acoustic and fretless basses, and his soul/rock origins compliment the bands rootsy tone. And finally, steady thumpin’ drummer DAVE SMITH, whose second line rhythms seem straight from Mardi Gras, is a deacon in the church of the tenacious groove.

“Southern Harmony, Love and Family is all that you need”

What CD Baby Fans have to say…

Patty Great Southern Sound

This band has got a great southern sound and I love this CD. I heard about them at JAZZ FEST in NOLA and picked this after – I am spreading the word – pick up a copy – you won’t be disappointed – and you’ll be singing along!!!
Matt C Smoking

Excellent sounds, makes you want be relaxing with some good southern cooking, maybe muching on some boiled peanuts and drinking sweet tea, enjoying your friends and family. Their music comes from their roots in southern rock and this CD certainly proves they havn’t forgottin.
Jay Held This CD is packed with great music

This CD is packed with great music. The Moss Brothers have created a unique sound by blending that good old front porch guitar pickin sound of the South, with the Country Rock/ Americana sound. The lyrics are well written and the playing is excellent! This is one of those CD’s that will make you feel like you are listening to something truly original. Add this one to your music collection!

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David Martinez I give it a High Five!

I like the old school meets new school Southern sound of this band. I give it a High Five! This CD has earned a spot in my car CD player for a few weeks now. Can’t wait for the next CD! Cool tunes!
Garret from 3 Crowns Music.com Nice Groove!!!

The Moss Brothers Have captured a groove and the magic of their early days growing up. I feel like I have walked down Royal Street. Great job Guys!Peace

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