The Moves Collective have proven to turn heads all over the West with their Funk-Grass music, having shared the stage with greats like Leftover Salmon, Hot Buttered Rum, Fruition, Midnight North, The Dustbowl Revival and Joe Marcinek. 2017 has been one busy year for TMC: recipients of 'Best Americana' in the San Diego Music Awards, joining booking forces with the impressive roster of Ever Upward Entertainment out of Colorado, and most recently teaming up with Zach McNabb at Zali Presents (TAUK, Consider the Source). A third record is underway, to be released in 2018.
At our core, we have a mission to 'Move in the Moment' through improvisation, sharing our unique songs, experiences and stories with audiences across the globe. Our intent lies in finding connection with others through the beautiful language of music.
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'Two Miles High' is the 2016 release from The Moves Collective, produced by Grammy Award Winner, Alan Sanderson at Pacific Beat Studios in San Diego, California . Having worked with groups like The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Rusted Root and Elton John, Sanderson's contribution in recording this eclectic band yielded a powerful yet rootsy sound that meshed wonderfully, with the tight, crisp and hard hitting production at Pacific Beat Studios.
'Two Miles High' along with TMC's first full length album, 'Yonder Blue' is available for digital download here. You can also find both releases on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Google Play and more!
“…The Moves Collective fit squarely into the Jam-grass mold, six musicians from varying backgrounds who seem to have one thing in common: an ability to blend together, playing offbeat songs with flashes of virtuoso instrumental talent and tight harmonies, built on swing jazz and hill music chassis, often full of surprises.”
“… Authenticity and wide-ranging influences permeate through the sound and lyrics of their music, and knowing the story behind their work brings life to their songs and paints a picture of the inspiration behind their journey. The new-grass, gypsy-folk sound of “Yonder Blue” is inspired by their travels and brings worldly elements to their music that present auditory appeal from coast to coast. Southern California breeds a lot of great music but we can definitely use a heavy dose of some grassy soul, and The Moves bring a myriad of musical sounds to the stage to keep you movin’ and groovin’.”
–West in Motion Music Blog