01. Crack A Smile
02. You Take Me Somewhere**
04. No Way To Live
05. Take Me Away**
06. Bend Or Be Broken
07. Buried In The Earth**
08. My Heart Is Open 09. Best Of Intentions
10. If Living Was Easy
11. All Great Tragedy**
Suggested Tracks: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11
MUSICIANS WHO PLAYED ON THIS RECORD:
Gary Louris – Electric and Backing Vocals (The Jayhawks, Golden Smog)
Peter Anderson – Drums (Alison Scott, The Honeydogs, Okemah Prophets)
Craig Akin – Bass (Roosevelt Dime, Red Molly)
Pandemonium, produced by Gary Louris of the seminal band The Jayhawks, is the fourth studio recording for Moors and McCumber. Recorded at Ed Ackersonʼs Flowers Studio in Minneapolis, MN, Pandemonium features 12 original songs penned by Moors and McCumber and arranged with Gary Louris. The album showcases the songwriting, singing and playing of James Moors and Kort McCumber.
“I know from personal experience the magic of finding that perfect musical partner. It is a very very rare bird indeed. For most it never happens, and if it does it creates musical magic…music that goes beyond the personal gifts of the individuals…it creates a third person, one who transcends and expands. James and Kort complete each other…they fill in each others blanks and that makes for really really great music. Sophisticated yet simple, deceptively crafted, beautifully played, and written with inspiration.”
-Gary Louris, The Jayhawks
“These guys should be playing every major Festival in the country. They bring it all to the stage and deliver it in a big way.”
–Lloyd Maines. Grammy award winning producer and multi-instumentalist.
“Moors and McCumber take the vocal duet thing back to the days of Simon and Garfunkel or Crosby and Nash. Their recordings are great…”
-James Killen, Houston Music Review
“Multiinstrumentalist, Americana folk bluegrass newgrass groups are making waves in popular music these days (think Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Shovels and Rope, The Civil Wars, etc.) and Moors & McCumber are leaders in the revolution, not followers.” – Bailey Jones Sundilla Concert series
Moors & McCumber are incredibly talented multi-instrumentalists, dedicated performers, prolific songwriters, and gifted and expressive vocalists, Moors & McCumber have wandered beyond good and into the elusive land of great.
James Moors (vocals, guitars, ukulele, mandolin and Irish bouzouki) based in Superior, WI and Kort McCumber (vocals, keys, cello, guitars, Irish tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, upright and electric bass) based in Gold Hill, CO embrace a bigger sound than most duos, switching up instruments on almost every song, they create catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to watch live!
More than a decade into their musical pilgrimage, they continue to define, and redefine, their sound, their persona, their love for music and their unwavering commitment to bringing great music to listeners throughout the United States and Ireland.
The recordings speak for themselves. Follow the musical pilgrimage through the years and listen to the evolution and revolution of their sound. Where does it go from here? Time will tell. But one thing is certain – the attention to detail and commitment to quality that forms the foundation of each and every seemingly new moment will always remain. In fact, that is the map that has led Moors & McCumber into, and will continue to lead them deeper into, the land of great.
Aiken & Friends Fest
Pagosa Springs Folk Fest
Kerrville Folk Fest
Moab Folk Fest
Florence Americana Fest
Florida Folk Fest
Gamble Rogers Folk Fest
Lake City Wine Fest
Square Lake Film Festival