Callie Moore performing Eleanor Rigby

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Here is a little history on how Callie Moore got her start in the music industry:

Our story begins in a tiny town in Idaho with no stop light and a population sign of 400-something. Callie grew up in a home where music was a way of life. With a father who was a working musician, she often fell asleep to the sound of his bluegrass band practicing outside her door. He played the guitar, mandolin, and fiddle, performing many styles from western swing to bluegrass to jazz. Today Callie attributes her many different influences to her father’s open-minded approach to music.

When Callie was 9 years old, her father started teaching her and her 2 sisters to sing together while he accompanied them on guitar. They performed at many community events, and the 3-part-harmony-singing little girls became quite popular. Callie developed a great love for her life surrounded by music. On long family road trips her dad would sit in the passenger’s seat practicing the mandolin. One of her fondest memories is laying in the back seat, seemingly asleep with the rest of the kids, listening to the music for hours.

At the age of 12, Callie hadn’t really considered playing the guitar. The beginning of her music career just kind of happened without intention one day. She was bored and randomly decided to ask her dad if he would teach her a few chords. He took about 10 minutes and taught her 4 very basic chords, then he went about his day and left her to play with the guitar. Within the next hour she had written her first song.

In the last 12 years, Callie’s songs have evolved into something of a jazzy-folk style. Her guitar playing is percussive and alive, her lyrics are moving and always meaningful. She has a husband, Dave Moore, who plays latin percussion on the congas, bongos, djembe, and several other instruments. She has played with many different musicians, and also performs solo. Her debut album "Zen Garden" was released on June 15th 2010.

She thanks her family for all of their love and support, and her father for making her home a “breeding ground for the brain, surrounded by forces constantly inspiring one to practice his/her greatest power, the power of creativity”