Moors & McCumber create that rare chemistry that happens when two gifted singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists perfectly complement each other’s strengths, a modern-day version of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. James Moors (vocals, guitars, ukulele, mandolin and Irish bouzouki) and Kort McCumber (vocals, keys, cello, guitars, Irish tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, upright and electric bass) grew up in different places, listening to different kinds of music. But when they met in 2005 at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, they knew they’d found something golden. Changing instruments on almost every song, they create catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to experience live. Mike Phillips of the New Plains News writes, “The music of Moors & McCumber reflects many influences: a little blues, some bluegrass, a little Smokey Hills, and a skosh of Celtic to round out the mix. Tossed together you get Americana stylings made exceptional by the blend of their excellent harmonies and exquisite instrumentation. This ain’t your daddy’s jug band; these guys are talented and brilliant musicians who are definitely worth following.” SongSpace at First Unitarian presents Moors & McCumber on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Suggested admission donations are $20/general admission and $15/student. Advance tickets will go on sale four weeks before the show, and any remaining tickets will be available at the door the night of the show.
SongSpace is located at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Avenue in Shadyside, 412.621.8008. Visit uusongspace.com or moorsandmccumber.com for more information.