Based in Bournemouth on England’s south coast, Owen Moore is an Irish-born singer-songwriter. I reviewed his 2021 album Fireside Songs last year and Owen has kindly sent me his latest: Sixteen Easy Songs For Voice & Guitar.
A prolific songwriter with an extensive back catalogue, this latest album is actually a compilation with highlights drawn from Owen’s ten previous albums which span the period 2011-2021.
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Sixteen Easy Songs For Voice & Guitar serves as a welcome introduction to anyone wanting to familiarise themselves with Owen Moore’s work. It’s just Owen, his voice, his songs and his guitar but it makes for a fine album.
Serving up folk-infused acoustic Americana, Moore’s wistful, easy-going delivery and thoughtful, introspective lyrics are allied with instantly catchy melodies that owe something towards pop sensibilities, too.
The full track listing for Sixteen Easy Songs For Voice & Guitar is as follows:
- Round And Round
- She’s Still Wearing Blue
- Hang Around With You
- The Blue Notes
- Walking With That Girl Of Mine
- Voices In My Head
- All The Time In The World
- Home In The Rain
- I Don’t Play My Guitar On A Sunday
- Night Lights
- One Sweet Day
- Cruel Imagination
- In A Song
- Somewhere Near
- Unfaithful Moonlight
Released: September 2021
The album, and others, are available via Owen Moore’s website in CD and digital formats.