GAIA JAVA: Country/folk/bluegrass performer Pat Moore performs Friday

Pat Moore
Pat Moore

Pat Moore’s voice has a warm and expressive quality, as perfectly suited to a rich ballad, as it is to an up-tempo power song.  She moves easily from the storytelling of the singer/songwriter genre, to the lonesome sound of traditional country and bluegrass. Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, she grew up in a house filled with music, from show tunes to Peter, Paul, & Mary, and Gordon Lightfoot; and later jazz masters like Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles to bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe, and Flatt and Scruggs. As a young girl she would sing harmonies with her sisters while doing the supper dishes – songs from the Mamas and The Papas, and Simon and Garfunkel.

In the 1980’s Pat played dog-house bass and sang lead and harmony in Maple Hill, an award winning bluegrass band. Later, Pat ventured out on her own, writing, and releasing her debut solo CD, “The Time’s Never Been Better”.  In 2003 Pat recorded her second CD, “Take it to Heart”, and formed her band “The Vinyl Frontier”. Her recordings have received praise from far and wide – Holland, Italy, Australia, the U.S. and across Canada, for her captivating storytelling, her warm strong voice, and the musicianship of the people with which she surrounds herself.  The live show is always fun!

Pat continues to write, and performs solo, and in various combinations with members of the Vinyl Frontier – Pat McLaughlin, Ann Downey, Al Bragg, and Alistair Dennett. She has also returned to bluegrass, with the resurrected Maple Hill Bluegrass.

You can learn more about Pat at her website:

In a rare solo performance, Pat Moore will be singing a collection of original and seldom-heard favourites from her country, folk, and bluegrass repertoire.  If you enjoy passionate delivery of songs written / chosen for their lyrical and melodic beauty, you’ll love this evening of music.

Pat Moore plays on Friday, June 3 at 7:00pm at Gaia Java on Stittsville Main Street.

-Paul Jay


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