“The best friend a good song ever had”, Pat Moore cut her teeth on bluegrass in the early ‘80’s when she started hanging out at the Ottawa Folklore Centre’s bluegrass jam sessions run by the centre’s banjo teacher, Garry Greenland.
She grew up in a musical family – dad sang in Orpheus theatre productions, and Pat and her sisters sang 3 part harmony while doing dishes (of which there were many for this family with 6 children!). It was a great foundation for how music can be the glue that brings people together. So when she found bluegrass, Pat recognized right away how the harmony singing was so central to this community music. She gravitated to the warm sound of the double bass, and soon she became well known for her doghouse slap style. In the early 80’s she often played bass for Mike O’Reilly and Friends, before co-founding Maple Hill. When Maple Hill took a (20 year) break, Pat decided it was time to learn to play guitar, and start writing. She’s written and recorded 2 much loved CD’s; The Time’s Never Been Better, and Take it to Heart with her country roots band “The Vinyl Frontier”, and continues to write!
Watch for some original bluegrass songs from Pat…