Daniel Martin Moore had no idea that he would be signed to Sub Pop when he submitted his demos to them the old fashioned way, via mail. Kentucky is not a place where many great songwriters come from, but we now have one to add. Being a nomad, he was contacted while working in Costa Rica in a bed and breakfast. If he had regrettably not submitted his work, we would not have this masterpiece we have today.
He is the shining star or golden folk child for Sub Pop. The album Stray Age features his vocals and guitar primarly as traditional folk albums of the 60’s and 70’s did. He may be the next James Taylor, Paul Simon or Bread of this generation. Sub Pop allows streaming of his album (click here (Note: You need to sign up for a free account)). Check out this video:
Daniel Martin Moore follows the traditional folk line with the use of traditional acoustic folk guitar (no electric guitars are present) and warm / gentle vocals. He uses the old trick of using a capo similar to James Taylor “Fire And Rain”. However, it doesn’t sound like he uses alternate tunings (a-la Joni Mitchell), but I could be wrong. The songs flow one into the other with only a few points where you will notice a difference all while keeping the feeling the same.