You Never Know When Keith Moody is Going to Bust Coldplay or Waylon Jennings on You - Interview

Recently I got the opportunity to talk with the versatile Keith Moody. This is a guy not tied down to a genre, he just plays music he loves and that’s what this world needs more of. We got the chance to talk about his new EP “Lines,” as well as his live show and his take on the music industry. Check it out here.

Zoiks!: How would you describe your sound?

Keith Moody: Retro Pop Roots Rock

Z!: Tell us a little bit about your EP "Lines."

KM: It's a four song collection released as the follow up to "The Only Ride You Can Get" It was recorded in 2009 in Birmingham AL at Synchromesh Studios and included my first co-write, Red Line I did with my friend Bryan Jackson. I think this EP sort of cemented my sound moving forward.

Z!: Who are some of your early musical influences?

KM: The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Jimi Hendrix, and the Who to name a few.

Z!: What was the first concert you attended and how did it affect you?

KM: Rodney Crowell at the South Alabama State Fair in Montgomery, I think I was about 7 or so...I remember thinking this guy is playing these songs fast...seems like he wanted to get out of there (laughs). Great execution though and I am a fan of his to this day.

Z!: What can fans expect from your live show?

KM: The same tunes, but with little arrangement twists periodically to keep them fresh...also we tend to drop a cover or two out of left field to keep everyone on their toes. Could be Waylon, Coldplay, or whatever else we felt that day was a good idea.

Z!: Do you have touring plans? If you're able to tell us, what are your touring plans?

KM: I plan to tour as much as possible for the rest of my life in general, but if
I were to break it down, I would say to expand our reach in the US moving forward and eventually the world.

Z!: What's your thought on the state of the music industry?

KM: I feel it is in an odd state of flux right now. It's trying to sell niche and cookie cutter pop to people and leaving a lot of the great and happy medium between the two out to dry. We need opinion makers with balls again. I want DJs that will play an album track if he or she feels it's good.

Z!: Do you get into the social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, do you think it helps or do you think hurts?

KM: I do think it helps...twitter more so. Twitter is like an interactive conversation with your fans that really breeds a culture of friendship and family around your everyday life. I consider many of my twitter people great friends.

Z!: Who are some of the artists you're into today?

KM: Zac Brown Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Adele

Z!: Thanks for taking the time, is there anything else you'd like to add that I may have left out?

KM: Please make sure to visit and find out how you can help the Red Cross with all their disaster relief efforts. Also make sure to visit for links to all my social network sites.

Bob Zerull is the Managing Editor of Zoiks! Online. He writes pop culture commentary, does interviews with bands, and reviews music and stand-up concerts. He also administers Zoiks! Online's Facebook page. Follow Bob on twitter at bzerull. Email Bob at

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