Outlaw country singer to play hometown

Dallas Moore, a songwriter from Hamilton, will close out the 2016-17 WintersEdge concert series, as he brings his brand of outlaw country to the Fitton Center on April 29.

“We are considered outlaw country,” said Dallas Moore of his band. “We just won the Outlaw Group of the Year award at the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards in Austin, Texas, earlier this year. We play mostly original songs that I write off my (album) releases.”

He said this was the band’s fourth year of being nominated for an Ameripolitan Music Award, and the first year they were honored with a trophy. The award was presented by Johnny Knoxville of MTV “Jackass” notoriety.

“We’ve been friends with Johnny for a few years, so it was great that he was one of the presenters on the night we won. That was fun,” Moore said.

The band’s influences range from Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings to The Allman Brothers Band and the great bluegrass stylings of Jimmy Martin.

Moore will perform with a full band, comprised of Chuck Morpurgo “Lucky Chucky” (lead guitar), Rocky Parnell (drums), Mike Owens (harmonica) and Tony Nasser (bass guitar).

He’s so busy on the road that it is rare for him and the band to play at home in Hamilton. Dallas Moore will also return to perform at RiversEdge on Thursday, July 13.

“This is what we love to do. Our visibility and an awareness about our music has grown so much over the past couple of years to where we’ve really developed into a national touring act. This is probably going on six or seven years in a row now where we’ve performed over 300 dates a year, across the United States,” he said.

Moore has released 13 albums and one DVD, including his current project, “Dallas Moore: Live at The Bullitt County Jail.” The forthcoming project will be released from the independent label, Sol Records.

“We signed a new deal with Dean Miller, producing. Dean Miller is the son of the late, great Roger Miller, who was the King of the Road,” Moore said.

With a home in Hamilton and a second home in San Antonio, Texas, Moore and his wife, Jenna Danielle, split their time between the two cities. They are expecting their first child, a baby girl, in June.

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How to go

What: Dallas Moore in concert. The Jim Burns Band will open the show.

Where: Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton.

When: Saturday, April 29. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m. All ages. (Cash bar with ID.)

Admission: Free

More info: www.fittoncenter.org/wintersedge or call (513) 863-8873, ext. 110

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