First Listen: Quentin Moore makes Corona "Fonk" live

(January 30, 2021) Quentin Moore is from Austin, Tx., which means that he knows a thing or two about making live music. That city is the live music capital, and to be a musician and a band there is to be a working musician and band that plays in the city’s many live venues. So, when Moore and his band The DaxTones wanted to put out a calling card to convince live music venues in the city of Austin, the state of Texas and around the nation to book them, they decided to make their own recorded music their resume.

The band actually went into a club and made live audio and video demos of the performance. The hope was that the demos would help them book a bunch of dates throughout 2020. But then the pandemic happened, and there would be no live shows to book because that jamming fans cheek to jowl in a venue singing along with Moore would be a super spreader event.

(January 30, 2021) Quentin Moore is from Austin, Tx., which means that he knows a thing or two about making live music. That city is the live music capital, and to be a musician and a band there is to be a working musician and band that plays in the city’s many live venues. So, when Moore and his band The DaxTones wanted to put out a calling card to convince live music venues in the city of Austin, the state of Texas and around the nation to book them, they decided to make their own recorded music their resume.

The band actually went into a club and made live audio and video demos of the performance. The hope was that the demos would help them book a bunch of dates throughout 2020. But then the pandemic happened, and there would be no live shows to book because that jamming fans cheek to jowl in a venue singing along with Moore would be a super spreader event.

So, Moore and the DaxTones didn’t tour, but they had 19 live songs that they recorded. So, they decided to make a full live album out of those demos, and with the help of a crowdfunding effort, The Fonk Corona Live Album was born. Moore describes the project as a “welcomed throwback to a time when R&B was real.” The song featured here, “You Forgot Your Heart,” is a mid-tempo ballad of love lost and the regrets that result. Moore wraps his husky baritone around the words that tell the story of a woman who left for something that she thought was better. Moore lets her know that the other guy may have the material things, but she knows she can’t quantify what she left behind. Check out “You Forgot Your Heart” here.

By Howard Dukes

Quentin Moore - "You Forgot Your Heart"

 
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