Kathy Moser has been in love with music and Planet Earth as long as she can remember. Her introduction to folk happened at Girl Scout camp, which led her to the coffeehouse scene. Distressed by her inability to play guitar
while sitting on that ubiquitous four-legged stool found on every folk stage, she wandered over for a record or two into something looking a little more like rock. But realizing she missed her tribe, she wandered back to her acoustic roots with a guitar strap and never looked back.
On Earth Day (April 22nd) she is releasing her album Some 1 Like U nationally. In what may be the first release of its kind, half of the Some
1 Like U pressing is CD-free. Fans will be able to purchase a copy that contains all the stuff they love about albums -- including lyrics, photos and stories -- with a download card, instead of a CD. This dramatically reduces the environmental impact of the project.
Produced by Tom Prasada-Rao, the album features performances by Andy Goessling (Railroad Earth), Buck Dilly and Cary Cooper on 8 original tracks and covers of songs by Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Peter Meyer and Death Cab for Cutie.
An award-winning songwriter, engaging performer and passionate environmentalist, Kathy is dedicated to bringing positive change to the world through music both on and off stage. Mary Sue Twohy, program director on Sirius XM says Music for a better world is an accurate description of Kathy Moser's music. Listen for hints of Suzanne Vega and a solid Woody Guthrie heartbeat.
In addition to the music, the album has a mission called Neutrals Not Enough, which aims to help people respond effectively to climate change while also improving their quality of life. The biggest impact on the environment of the music business is the audience traveling to the shows. To date, through a combination of education and bribery, Kathy's audiences have carpooled more than 1,200 miles to her concerts. This win-win solution benefits fans, festivals and venues and the planet.
In 2014 Neutrals Not Enough is also going national, inviting other musicians and venues to join in and encourage their audiences to carpool to concerts. All DJs who receive the album also get a pre-printed PSA to help their listeners get involved. Miles carpooled will be tracked and updated on the website Neutralsnotenough.com