Saturday, September 15, 7 p.m.
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 East Third Street, Davenport IA
Touring in conjunction with the September 1 release of her sophomore album A Million Miles Away, singer/songwriter/guitarist Elizabeth Moen serves as the headliner for a Moeller Nights concert on September 15, with the Iowa native's gifts inspiring The Culture Trip to write, “Elizabeth Moen is one of those rare artists whose voice, from the first moment you hear it, consumes your entire being, doing away with all previous thoughts and concerns, and leaving you short of breath.”
Raised in Vinton, Iowa, and a graduate of the University of Iowa, Moen began playing guitar as a teenager, and was inspired to write her own songs in the style of musical heroes including EmmyLou Harris, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, and Angel Olsen. After releasing eight songs on her first, self-titled EP in January of 2016, Moen built a repertoire of more than 40 additional ones, sampling genres ranging from classic jazz to modern folk to indie rock. Her album debut That's All I Wanted was subsequently released in May of 2017, leading Little Village magazine to state that Moen's “lyrical content abides by the just-you-and-me canon of folk music, lending itself wholly to the ebbs and flow of the instruments backing her.”
Moen has shared stages with the likes of Houndmouth, Lake Street Dive, William Elliott Whitmore, and Margaret Glaspy, and her fall cross-country tour in support of A Million Miles Away will find the singer/songwriter making stops in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Memphis, Louisville, and New York City. Such nationwide exposure will also all but surely lead to even more sensational reviews for the Iowa native, who has been praised by KUNI radio for “the raw yet pure quality of her bluesy, soulful voice,” and by Iowa Public Radio for Moen's “jaw-dropping singing voice, tasteful guitar playing, and songs that stay in your head for days.”
Elizabeth Moen's September 15 concert at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel starts at 7 p.m. and features an opening set by Peanut Ricky. Tickets are $12, and more information on the evening is available by visiting MoellerNights.com.