Moot Davis hails from the land of Sinatra and Springsteen, a launching pad for some of the greatest careers in music history. Born just blocks away from Trenton State Prison to parents of West Virginian heritage, Davis started out as a stage actor travelling around the U.S. and Europe. He began writing songs to pass the time at rehearsal, wound up with what would become his first album, and subsequently saw his songs featured in films such as Academy Award-winning Crash and horror hit The Hills Have Eyes.
His upcoming album ‘Seven Cities of Gold’ is released on October 22nd and we’re premiering the first single today ‘Lassoed and Lost’, a solid blend of Red Dirt, Yoakam-esque Bakersfield honky-tonk, and classic country.
Davis told us: “I think I heard the term “lassoed and lost” in a Tom Waits song and it seemed like a perfect honky-tonk/California country song title. In 2016 I was an actor on a cruise ship and this song just sort of came to me one afternoon…I was at sea for another six months with this melody playing in my head over and over again before I finally had time to work on it with my drummer, Blake Oswald, back in Los Angeles. We made a demo of the tune and just waited for an opportunity to really record it; I’m excited to finally share it with the world all these years later.”
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