Oh hey, music fans! The first ever G.A.S Feed & Seed Fest is coming next Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the super quaint Village of East Davenport. It looks to be a special something-for-everyone affair, including for the country music fans among us.
To learn more about the musical happenings at GAS fest, I emailed a few questions to organizer Sean Moeller of Moeller Nights today. Even though he might look stern in the photo above, he’s gracious and hospitable. Here’s what he had to say:
KLC: Why did you choose the bands you chose?
Sean Moeller: The way I book anything I’ve ever done is focusing on artists that I believe in — artists that I think deserve a shot, ones who I think are, in various ways, superior to what most people are regularly exposed to. I think these 30 some artists represent some of the most exciting new music being made right now. That said, there are thousands more who could fill these slots and be equally as great. The talent that I discover on a daily basis still blows me away and thrills me.
KLC: I’ve been listening to your GAS Fest Sampler playlists on Spotify and I’ve heard an eclectic mix of rock, electro pop, punk, folk, experimental, roots, grunge/indie AND country! How would you describe what we’ll hear?
Sean Moeller: Literally everything you could possibly want, within reason, is covered at GAS Fest. You might not love everything, but you will genuinely like and appreciate everything.
KLC: What will be some of the exciting bands/acts for country fans?
Sean Moeller: Taylor Brashears, Elise Davis, Twain, Remsy, Small Houses will hit the spot.
KLC: I love Taylor Brashears – why did you pick her?
Sean Moeller: I came upon Taylor years and years ago, well before she performed and advanced fairly deep on The Voice in one of the earlier seasons. I thought she just had a wonderful classic country sound and it didn’t hurt that she had one of the most amazing thigh tattoos I’ve ever seen.
NOTE: I had to write back about the tattoo comment as it sounded like a delicate topic for my readers. Sean Moeller replied: Trust me, the thigh tattoo is the most obvious tattoo you will ever see in your life. Nothing delicate about it. Gigantic.
KLC: Have you always liked country music, by the way?
Sean Moeller: I’ve always liked country. Some of the only records my parents owned when I was a kid were Alabama records. I’ve grown to really appreciate the old-time greats as I’ve grown up.
KLC: Here’s a question with my husband in mind…what’s on the menu for the Thursday night dinner at Baked?
Sean Moeller: Southern inspired.
KLC: Last question, why should any self-respecting QC music fan be sure to be there?
Sean Moeller: One of the greatest ways to experience music is in an intimate setting and even better is to see TONS of great artists in a dense period of time. Festivals don’t usually do it for me, but GAS Fest is the sweet spot. You will be up close and personal with all these talented people — some of whom are going to be very, very famous someday soon. I have a track record of finding the next big things well in advance of most people giving them the time of day. Thanks, Sean.
GAS Feed & Seed Festival Details: There are a few tickets available for the fest which runs: Thursday, Feb 16 : 7 PM – 11:30 (dinner at 6 PM is sold out); Friday, Feb 17: 6 – 11:30 PM; Saturday, Feb 18, 2 to 11:30 PM. The fest will be presented at two locations in the Village of East Davenport: the Village Theatre and Baked. Who is performing when and where will be posted later this week. For more info, visit www.moellernights.com
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