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Viking Moses w/Jim Rioux
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | 21+
About Viking Moses
Viking Moses, AKA Brendon Massei, achieves a special balance of warmth and command, with familiar melodies that draw listeners in and oblige them to stay. Massei’s robust voice, ebbs from delicate whispers to throaty howls.
20 years and counting, Massei has won over fans and critics with the melodies of his songs, and through his versatility as a performer. His live show is as compelling in a living room as it is in a major venue, and his songs as natural in a movie soundtrack as on a record player. The lore of Massei’s outsider lifestyle has won him interest and praise.
Each Viking Moses release has etched a progressively weightier musical trench, ranging from the acoustic Crosses (2005), to the euphoric slow pop of 2009’s The Parts that Showed, to the markedly rocking The Conquest Night (2012). These releases laid serious bedrock that has won Viking Moses years of acclaim. Jahiliyah digs beneath this bedrock. A set of songs crafted out of the subterranean, Jahiliyah is unassuming, as though it has been happening before meeting the listeners’ ears and will continue to crank away for evermore.
Viking Moses announced his fifth album, Cruel Child, out Friday, April 5, 2019 on Epifo Music, a new video, and an international tour.
About Jim Rioux
In addition to playing in a variety of bands as an accompanist, Jim Rioux is the co-founder, with Guy Capecelatro III, of of the indie rock band Pale Wallace. He has also recorded as a solo instrumental artist under the names They Went On, Cartwheel, and Kickstand. Jim lives in Kittery, ME with his wife, Amanda, and retired greyhound, Duncan, and teaches creative writing at the University of New Hampshire.