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Moot Davis' new album is Man about Town.
Moot Davis' new album is Man about Town. Courtesy of the artist
Moot Davis performs two songs live in NPR's Studio 4A.
Though guitarist Moot Davis grew up a New Jersey rocker, he had an appreciation for country music thanks to his West Virginian parents. But it wasn't until he saw a certain cola commercial that he really turned a corner.
"It was either Coke or Pepsi," Davis recalls. "Basically, the delivery man is wheeling a soft drink into a store, and as he's putting in his product, he sees the opposing product, and goes and grabs one to have a drink of it. And then, 'Your Cheatin' Heart' by Hank Williams starts playing. It just mesmerized me — it changed everything."
Davis plays rockabilly, honky-tonk and what some critics have called "thinking man's country" on his new album Man About Town. He discusses it with NPR's Jacki Lyden and performs two songs.