Austin based musician Jordan Moser will host a one-night-only release concert debuting music from his second album, Mainstream Reservoir, on Saturday, May 17 at Central Presbyterian Church. The evening will feature a mixture of lush, eclectic music, including performances by notable local talent Datri Bean of Minor Mishap Marching Band, Jon Doyle of Eastside Dandies and White Ghost Shivers, Lindsey Verill of Some Say Leland and Annie Street Arts Collective, Lex Land, and Kevin Lovejoy.
Moser’s first album, Sleeping Bag, was released in 2012 on the Los Angeles based label Albino Crow. The album received strong praise from various critics including the Austin Chronicle, which stated: “Moser’s debut shows off a musical side that’s difficult to pin down. Shadowy melodies offset pop attitude; he sings of grackles, hoot owls, solitude, and the passage of time...Moser is a newcomer to watch."
Mainstream Reservoir was recorded in the writing shack of legendary Texas journalist, Billy Porterfield in Wimberley, TX. Porterfield, who is also Moser’s father-in-law, was a columnist with the Austin American Statesman for many years.
"I wanted to draw on the incredible creative energy in Billy's ‘House of Fables,’” Moser said. “At some point I realized that we are kindred spirits, and I knew that I had needed to create a special project that would pay tribute to that. But most of all, I just wanted to make some music by myself out there among the silence and the nice, live oak trees."
In addition to his musical talents, Moser is also is a professional dancer with Ballet Austin and has composed scores for various dance collaborations. In January, he received a commission from the Charles and Joan Gross Foundation in New York City to compose an original ballet score that will premiere as part of MOTION Dance Theatre’s summer performance series in Asheville, NC, in July.
Digital downloads of Mainstream Reservoir will be available for purchase on the evening of the performance with the CD release to follow shortly from Punctum Records.