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Published: 2012/04/27
by Rob Turner

More Nathan Moore Hippy Fiascos

Nathan Moore and his cohorts took their Hippy Fiasco concept back to the road on Wednesday with a performance and webcast in Lynchburg, VA. Moore’s setlist was written by the Fiasco host and included “In The Basement,” “Hollow,” “Night Watchman” and “When A Woman.” Moore also performed “Pioneer Snail” from The Record, a collection of songs that were written during last year Hippy Fiasco Rides Again tour. Moore actually wrote the songs during the Fiasco’s 24/7 webcast at the time—even occasionally incorporating lyrical inputs from people watching the webcast. Moore then posted skeletal versions of the songs to the Hippy Fiasco web site and asked for fans to offer musical accompaniments.

Over the course of the next 30 days they received around 400 parts from people across the globe who have now become known collectively as the Moorechestra. This current tour is in celebration of the release of Moore’s mixes of the 17 songs on The Record, and is “in search of the Great American record deal” as Moore says. The process behind this unique project is described in the video included in the download page for Moore’s mixes

The Fiasco hits Atlanta this evening for the first time with a performance that will feature a 9pm opening acoustic set from Atlanta band Jango Monkey. All ages are welcome.

Jango Monkey front man Rob Platner is hosting the Fiasco. “It’s a frustrating environment for artists today,” says Platner, “It’s very tough out there for musicians to make a real living, and in my opinion Nathan Moore should be as well known and respected as Dylan, Tom Waits, John Prine, Vic Chesnutt and others of that caliber…and if I can help make that happen, that’s awesome. I am beyond excited about bringing Nathan to Atlanta for the first time and helping spread the word about him.”

Fiascos are already scheduled for Massachusetts, New York, Iowa, Colorado and many other spots. Information on tour dates, and how you could host your own Fiasco is available at hippyfiasco.com

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The Great Blue Heron April 28, 2012, 10:56:21

Love Nathan, though the whole Fiasco thing seems counterproductive, as they are private house parties with exposure to overzealous fans who think Nathan is their best friend.
Not sure who formulated this as a path to being successful … but it hardly seems to be successful.

Blueberry February 28, 2013, 02:44:27

I think it’s absolutely hilarious… coolest business concept since the dead

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