Daniel Martin Moore

DMM is a singer and songwriter (and a great many other things arguably less relevant to this particular piece of text) from Cold Spring, Kentucky. On the strength of an unsolicited demo he sent in January of 2007, Sub Pop released Stray Age in October of 2008, a quietly striking album and Daniel’s debut full-length. And, in February of 2010, Sub Pop released Dear Companion, an album written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore together, and produced by Jim James from My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk. Part of the intention with Dear Companion was to draw attention to the problem of Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining, but the music stood on its own as well (Filter: “This is one painfully beautiful record”). Between the release of Stray Age and now, Daniel’s been busy, touring with Ben and Jim (including a July ‘10 performance at the Newport Folk Festival), opening for Iron & Wine, The Swell Season and My Morning Jacket, appearing on NPR’s World Café, doing the things associated with writing, recording and releasing music. 2011 brought us, In the Cool of the Day, an album of spiritual recordings hearkening back to his family & childhood. 2011 also saw the launch of DMM's newest project, a record label called, Ol Kentucky, which possesses the clear aim of bringing some great tunes to some discerning ears. In May of 2012, his most recent record, Farthest Field, a duo-project with Joan Shelley, came into the world.

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