Sam Moss – 2023 Sycamore Sessions

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – Eager applause greeted Sam Moss, the extraordinary multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, as he took to the Creekside Stage at the 2023 Nelsonville Music Festival Saturday afternoon. Hailing from Virginia, this folk artist, celebrated for his introspective and vibrant music, immediately captivated the audience with his soulful vocals and incredible lyrical prowess.

Moss has been recording music since 2008 and has maintained a steady stream of releases over the years. Highlights include 2013’s No Kingdom, (Not Nothing Records), 2016’s Fable (Lost Honey Records), and most recently, 2020’s Shapes (Lost Honey Records). Shapes garnered widespread acclaim for its soft and mellow tones that unfurl like an “emotional avalanche.”

Moss’ Sycamore Sessions performance consists of Moss and his beautiful guitar playing; summoning a performance that is a culmination of all his works.

1. Flowers (Neon) – 0:22
2. Morning Light (Shapes) – 4:28
3. Enough (unreleased)  – 7:30
4. Feathers (unreleased) – 12:40
5. Ballad in F Minor (unreleased) – 15:39
6. Dance (unreleased) – 19:34
7. Swimming (unreleased) – 23:36
8. Walking the Line (Fable) – 27:39
9. Postman (Fable) – 32:45
10. Shapes Out of the Dark (Shapes) – 35:36
The Sycamore Sessions are presented by the Nelsonville Music Festival in collaboration with WOUB Public Media and the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication’s School of Media Arts and Studies. The performances were recorded and produced by Media Arts and Studies students under the supervision of Host and Director Josh Antonuccio and Associate Producers – Director of Photography Andie Walla (Media Arts and Studies Associate Professor of Instruction), Audio Supervisor Adam Rich (WOUB), and WOUB’s Arts and Culture Editor Emily Votaw. All performances took place during the 2023 Nelsonville Music Festival, which is a production of Stuart’s Opera House.