Moors and 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 and Young.
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Moors & McCumber will be releasing their brand new CD, which they recorded in Ireland. The CD is called "Aisling," which is a type of song in the Irish tradition about an emigrant's dream about being back home in Ireland among familiar landscape and friends. "Aisling" was recorded, mixed, and produced by Donogh Hennessy at Mhic an Daill Studio on the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.
The idea to record in Ireland was born in the fall of 2011 when James & Kort took their first tour group to the Emerald Isle to sightsee and listen to the fabulous, traditional Irish music of counties Cork, Kerry, and Clare. A few days after visiting the Irish Famine Heritage museum in Skibbereen, James woke up in the middle of the night and started writing "Leaving for Cobh," a song that describes the journey of so many Irish who fled Ireland in the late 1840s during the time of the great famine or, as it's known in Ireland, "an Gorta Mór," the great hunger.
The next night in Ballyferriter, Donogh Hennessy and button accordion player Damien Mullane performed for our tour group in a quaint pub, and the idea to record in Ireland was born.
This special night of songs and tunes will to transport you across the sea to the sacred ground of Ireland.
For this CD Release show, James Moors & Kort McCumber will play guitar, Irish bouzouki, Irish tenor banjo, fiddle, cello, accordion, mandolin, and more! They will be joined by special guest Beth Wilberger on fiddle & harmony vocals.
To listen to Moors & McCumber please visit: www.moorsandmccumber.com or www.youtube.com/moorsandmccumber
"For me personally one of the most pleasant surprises of the past weeks, the American duo Moors & McCumber. I know from personal experience the magic of finding that perfect musical partner. James and Kort complete each other...they fill in each others blanks and that makes for really really great music."
— Gary Louris, The Jayhawks
"Any time that these guys book a gig near you, make an effort to get there. You won't be disappointed."
— James Killen, Houston Music Review