Nathan Moore has been a fixture at High
Sierra since his 1999 debut fronting the band ThaMuseMeant.
Since then he has been the loveable roaming minstrel, the one
always with a song or a story to share be it as a solo artist in
the troubadour sessions, at a casual campsite hang, or on stage
with his bandmates in Surprise Me Mr. Davis. Last year Moore
embarked on a four month Hippy Fiasco that began in S.F. and
ended up at High Sierra. It all started when Nathan got stiffed
by a promoter and turned the fiasco into a positive, which
is so fitting for Moore, who always finds a gift in the garage.
Instead of letting it get him down Moore and his rallied his
social network and booked a tour on the fly. With friends and
fans opening up their homes and backyards for house concerts
up and down the coast, lemons turned into the sweetest of
lemonades in no time at all.
The initial Hippy Fiasco tour was such a blast that a few
months later the threesome hit the road again, only this time
they weren’t alone. Tagging along for the ride was a webcam
recording every moment of the spontaneous tour, 24/7. The
gang watching and chatting through the cast, who called
themselves the Creepers, helped write songs, book gigs, find
restaurants, fix the car, and help anyway they could. And at
each show, attendees were encouraged to bring their own
instruments and play along, forming the Moorechestra. By the
end of the tour, 20 songs had been written, and it was time to
make a record. Members of the Moorechestra from all around
the country, some professional musicians, some not, offered
up their own home recordings of themselves playing parts of
the Fiasco songs. More than 400 tracks were received, edited,
mixed and polished, and The Record was born. We can hardly
wait to hear the latest gems he’s written.