Nathan Moore (U.S. musician)

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Nathan Moore
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Moore performing in Providence, Rhode Island, on March 31, 2008.
Background information
Also known as Percy Boyd
Born (1970-10-12) October 12, 1970 (age 44)
Clifton Forge, Virginia
Origin Staunton, Virginia, USA[1]
Genres Folk, jam band
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur
Instruments Guitar, harmonica
Years active 1993–Present
Labels Frogville Records
Associated acts ThaMuseMeant, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, The Slip

Nathan Moore (often identified under the pen name Percy Boyd[1]) is a United States-based folk music guitarist and singer-songwriter best known for being a founding member of both ThaMuseMeant and Surprise Me Mr. Davis. Moore has also released numerous solo albums on Frogville Records, an independent record company he co-owns with John Treadwell.[2] A prolific songwriter, Moore has written over one thousand songs.[2] In June 2008, Moore won the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Competition, performing for 10,000 festival goers and winning a custom made guitar.[3]


2007: In His Own Worlds[edit]

Moore's seventh solo effort, In His Own Worlds, was released on Frogville Records on June 27, 2008.[1] Moore picked the title of the album by weeding out all other "bad" choices, and settled on one that used wordplay, although Moore stated that "it doesn't seem to be the best marketing angle in America."[1] In a 2007 feature article with JamBase, Moore explained how his religion influenced the making of the album:

There's hypocrisy with the religious community waging these wars and damaging the environment that made me want to pull the Jesus I knew up. The Jesus I know is completely against these wars and the use of fossil fuels. The Jesus I know would never be in favor of these things. On [In His Own Worlds] I wanted him to be there in the room, to invite Jesus into the conversation, hopefully as tactfully as possible.[1]

Contemporary music critics responded positively to In His Own Worlds. Dennis Cook of JamBase called the album "brilliant", and said that the album was "Nathan Moore at his best, which is saying something."[1]


For Moore songwriting is ". . a very elusive and mysterious thing to talk about . .

You feel like people saying they feel like they're a conduit, that something is passing through them. I wouldn't necessarily say that that's true, but it does feel like that."[4]



  1. ^ a b c d e f Cook, Dennis. "The Many Worlds of Nathan Moore". JamBase. October 23, 2007. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  2. ^ a b biography
  3. ^ "Nathan Moore Tops At Telluride". JamBase. June 25, 2008. Retrieved June 25, 2008.
  4. ^ The New Dominion "The Dream: Moore continues evolution as one of American music scene’s best-kept secrets" by Chris Graham, May 6, 2009.

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