Youth is something that everyone searches out and peruses, but seem to fall short of finding. Is there really a fountain of youth? Can we truly turn back time? Or, is this just simply a waste of time and an endless journey, without answers? Some may say it's crazy, but I feel youth is just a state of mind. People often times use the expression, young at heart, or mind over matter. Feeling young at heart truly is an instance of mind over matter. No matter a persons age, they really only feel as old as they believe they are.
In music, youth sometimes is a precursor to two beliefs. Being young signifies inexperience, and a presence of energy. While the two are not always accurate, often times they can be related to many young, new, or up and coming artists. Kolton Moore is young, he has that youthful energy, but his music certainly does not show signs of a lack of experience.
Getting his start in the church, like so many artists do, Kolton took up the drums as a means of musical expression. Continuing to let the music move him, Kolton then transitioned to guitar, which led ultimately to writing his own music. Spending many hours of his teenage years plugging away in his bedroom developing lyrics, hooks and melodies, Kolton also began to develop an individual sound. Some may say that his sound is bluesy, some may say its a little rock and roll, but the fact is, Kolton has blended many forms and genres of music to create his own unique brand. Taking bits and pieces of the music his loves to listen to such as Wilco, Randy Rogers Band, and Muddy Waters, his sound has begun to develop into a hybrid of all things musical, yet stay on a path of individual expression.
Bringing a smoky, crisp voice to the table, you can hear a definite touch of life-lessons in his words. Capturing the sound and emotion of many years of experience, Kolton Moore's young age can certainly fool the average on-looker. His ability to relay such emotions and connections through the craft of intelligent, yet not over-stated lyrics, most definitely has begun to grab the attention of many Texas music faithful. Following in the footsteps of such Texas staples as Josh Abbott, Bruce Robison, and Randy Rogers, yet grounded and realistic enough to know how big the shoe impressions left really are, Kolton is beginning to show the promise of a strong career ahead of him.
With A demo record and an EP already under his belt, Kolton understands the importance of a quality studio productions to help promote his music. An ever studying student of music, Kolton is continuing to hone his musically abilities, and produce fan-friendly music. Currently in the studio working on an upcoming project, set to release early next year, fans of his first single can expect that same energy felt during a live show to shine through. I'll leave you guys with this look at a broken down acoustic version of Kolton's first radio single, that is sure to express why Kolton has caught my attention.
While no one can turn back the hands of time, we most certainly can take the time to take advantage of what little of it we really have. If you can make the best of every situation, enjoy those around us, and make it a point to not let opportunities pass you by, then we truly have no reason to have regrets. Instead of assuming something is just a waste of time, make it a point to enjoy time well wasted. This is Texas Red Dirt Roads.
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