Patsy Moore

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Patsy Moore
Birth name Patsy Alexis Moore
Also known as P. Alexis Moore and Alex Moore
Born (1964-08-10) August 10, 1964 (age 50)
Origin Antigua and Barbuda
Genres Pop
World Music
Electronica
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, poet, essayist, educator, publisher, filmmaker
Instruments vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion
Years active 1988–present
Labels Warner Bros.
(1990-1994)
Papa Chuy
(2006-present)
Website patsymooreDOTcom

Patsy Alexis Moore, an African American, born August 10, 1964 on the West Indian island of Antigua, is an award-winning,[1] critically acclaimed[2] singer/songwriter, as well as a poet, essayist, and educator. Raised in a devout Christian home, and an adult student of New Thought Metaphysics, she has spent most of her productive life in the United States.

Youth[edit]

The elder daughter of a North American career military father (H. Douglas Moore of North Carolina) and Antiguan educator mother (June Looby), Moore's creative endeavors have been culled from a multicultural upbringing, persistent curiosity, and inventive mind.[3] Her family moved frequently when she was a child. As a result of that experience, her music has always employed diverse influences—including African and Caribbean rhythms, folk, soul, Latin, rock, pop and funk.

Education[edit]

Once valedictorian and twice salutatorian in her pre-post secondary years, Moore enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. She performed in a band throughout college—singing, writing songs and playing keyboards. While majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Film and Speech Communications, she decided a career in music was of greater interest to her and began working towards that end.

Early career[edit]

Moore moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1988. After singer/songwriter/music producer David Mullen (a new acquaintance) asked her to sing backup on a demo, she started composing and performing with others. Her distinctive writing style quickly gained attention in the music community, and a tune she believed to be fun but dismissible ("Talk About Life") became the title track of Reunion Records artist Kim Hill's second album. Moore was hired as a staff writer at McSpadden Group and a record deal with Warner Brothers soon followed. Under the Warner imprint, Moore completed two projects—Regarding the Human Condition (1991) and the flower child's guide to love and fashion (1993).

Continuing career[edit]

Although numerous performers have covered Moore's tunes since 1989, among the most notable is jazz world favorite Dianne Reeves—who, in 1999, recorded “I Remember” and “Goodbye”.

That same year, Moore joined keyboardist Charles Mims (Patrice Rushen, Tracy Chapman) in writing, arranging and producing Kwanzaa for Young People (and Everyone Else!) (Charphelia Records)—a CD and educator resource guide garnering numerous commendations, including Teachers’ Choice, Parent Council, Parents’ Choice and Kids First awards.

At the start of 2005, L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall débuted Misa Justa, a symphonic jazz mass by Argentine-born composer Eduardo Gutiérrez del Barrio, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a large choir, and a small group of soloists. That ambitious work, widely described as "a celebration of womanhood”, features five sung poems written by Moore.[4]

Present day[edit]

Twelve years following her stint as a Warner Brothers recording artist, Patsy Moore resurfaced with the independent releases of a book—Essays and Letters: Volume I (2002-2005) (Patchouli Grove Publishers), a collection of writings touching on the topics of art, politics, religion and spirituality, war and peace, and the author’s longtime battle with cancer; a music single—"The Curve", a precursor to "The Most Private Confessions of Saint Clair: Studio Renderings" (Papa Chuy Productions), a full-length CD slated for release in late summer 2007; and a developing humanitarian NPO (The Arts in Action Caucus) designed to facilitate artists in aiding the world’s most needy.

In addition to her work as an artist, Patsy Moore is the founder/senior editor of The Bohemian Aesthetic, (an online arts/culture/activism/current affairs magazine), co-owner of Papa Chuy (a music and film production company), and creator of Patsy Moore's Song Masters Seminar Series.

Discography[edit]

  • 1989 - Mitchel Dane Starry Nights (Thinking Art)
  • 1990 - Libby Buisson Merry Christmas All Year Long (Celebration)
  • 1993 - Various Artists Operation Angel Wings (Word Records)
  • 1994 - Various Artists Sisters: Songs of Friendship, Joy and Encouragement for Women (Warner Alliance)
  • 1994 - Various Artists À Capella Contemporary Classics (StarSong Records)
  • 1995, 1997 - Various Artists Another Kind of Christmas (a/k/a A Café Christmas) (Regency)
  • 1998 - Vibe Tribe (Featuring Richard S.) Foreign Affairs (Lipstick)
  • 1999 - Various Artists Kwanzaa for Young People (and Everyone Else!) (Charphelia)
  • 2007 - Patsy Moore The Most Private Confessions of Saint Clair: Studio Renderings (Papa Chuy)
  • 2011 - Patsy Moore Expatriates (Papa Chuy)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charphelia Company, The. "About the CD". Charphelia.com, 1999. Retrieved 2007/01/29.
  2. ^ Granger, Thom. "Faces to Watch". CCM Magazine, 1992/04. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Rake, Jamie Lee. "Regarding the Human Condition of Patsy Moore". Syndicate Magazine, 1992/04. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Newcomb, Brian Quincy. "New Faces". CCM Magazine, 1992/04. Retrieved 2007/01/29; "Patsy Moore: Regarding the Human Condition (Warner Alliance)". CCM Update, 1992/05/05. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Papp, Geoff. "Patsy Moore by Patsy Moore". Inside Music Magazine, 1992/06. Retrieved 2007/01/29; "Regarding the Human Condition". Virtue Magazine, 1992/07-08. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Rudder, Randy. "Patsy Moore's 'Human Condition' is very eclectic". Metropolitan Times, 1992/07/26. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Brown, Bruce. "Patsy Moore: Regarding the Human Condition (Warner Bros.)". CCM Magazine, 1992/08. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Halverson, Holly. "The Eclecticism of Patsy Moore". CCM Magazine, 1992/09. Retrieved 2007/01/29; "Worth Noting". YouthWorker Magazine, Spring 1993. Retrieved 2007/01/29; "Songs of Praise—Patsy Moore: Regarding the Human Condition". Cash Box, 1992/08/22. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Melchoir, Mark. "Patsy Moore: Getting Down to the Art of the Matter". Release Magazine, Fall 1992. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Ervin, Kathy. "Patsy Moore: Dancing About Life". Syndicate Magazine, 1992/12. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Ely, Gordon. "Patsy Moore: Regarding the Human Condition". Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1992/12/06. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Hervey, Rico. "The Second Annual Women We Love to Love List". Cambridge Sound and Vision Review, 1994/02. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Menconi, Al. "Patsy Moore: The Flower Child's Guide to Love and Fashion". Media Update, 1994/04. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Selby, Derek Wesley. "The Flower Child's Guide to Love and Fashion". Syndicate Magazine, 1994/06. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Mineo, Robert. "Patsy Moore: (Good) Newswoman". Syndicate Magazine, 1994/07. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Crabtree, Ed Rock. "Patsy Moore Unplugged". Ed Rocks the Web, 1996/04/06. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Degnan, Finn. "The Second Coming of a Reluctant Icon". ArtFull.com (original publication; site now defunct), 2000/05. Retrieved 2007/01/29
  3. ^ Arneson, Erik. "Regarding Patsy Moore". Notebored Magazine, 1992/07-08. Retrieved 2007/01/29.
  4. ^ Herrera, Estela. "Eduardo del Barrio's Just Mass". Walt Disney Concert Hall online, Winter 2004. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Raymond, Jean-Luc. "Misa Justa feat. Dianne Reeves, a Jazz/Classical Mass by Eduardo Gutierrez del Barrio". Westcoast Rendez-Vous, 2005/01/19. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, The. "Los Angeles Philharmonic Presents World Premiere of 'Misa Justa', a Symphonic Jazz Mass Celebrating Womanhood Commissioned by the Philharmonic from Argentine composer Eduardo Gutiérrez del Barrio". laphil.org, 2005/01/29. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Kane, Ted. "Celebrating a Jazz Mass at Disney Hall". JazzReview.com, 2005/01/29. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Gieske, Tony. "Dianne Reeves, Jazz Mass". The Hollywood Reporter, 2005/01/31. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Burk, Greg. "Dianne Reeves, 'Misa Justa'". The L.A. Weekly, 2005/02/04-10. Retrieved 2007/01/29;

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