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|Date & Time:||
Sunday, March 31, 2019
4:00 PM-6:30 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary|
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WCUW 91.3 FM - Worcester's Community Radio Station
910 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
|Description:||A 30th Anniversary Reunion to the day...
Hugh Moffatt w/ Special Guests Chuck & Mud
In the WCUW FRONTROOM
Limited Seats ~ $10 Advance
$12 at the door
Sunday March 31st 4 pm
Free parking across the street
Words from event producer Troy Tyree at the conclusion of this wikipedia portrait of Hugh Moffatt.
Moffatt first worked as a songwriter, in emulation of Kris Kristofferson and mentor Ed Penney. Success first came when Ronnie Milsap's recording of "Just in Case" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Country chart. In 1977, he signed a record deal with Mercury and released two unsuccessful singles, and would refocus on songwriting.
In 1980, Moffatt formed Ratz with Wade McCurdy, John Dietrich, Michael Bonagura and his wife. They released the self-financed debut Puttin' on the Ratz in 1984. Two years later he released a solo album, Loving You, which he followed up in 1989 with Troubador, often considered today as his best work. Together with his sister, the country singer Katy Moffatt, he released 1992's Dance Me Outside. He has continued to record and release albums well into the new millennium. Johnny Cash recorded Moffatt's "Rose of My Heart" shortly before his death. The song was released on Cash's album, American V: A Hundred Highways.
Moffatt and Michael Ching, the Artistic Director of Opera Memphis, premiered their first full-length opera in 2003 with the University of Missouri Show-Me Opera. The opera, entitled Corps of Discovery, follows the journeys of Lewis and Clark from New Orleans to the Pacific Northwest and back. Moffatt and Ching have collaborated on two one-act operas that have been performed across the country; King of the Clouds, commissioned by Dayton Opera, follows the story and dreams of the future of the son of an alcoholic mother. Out of the Rain follows the life of a group of friends and society's relationship and struggle with AIDS. In 2010 they again collaborated on a new English translation of Gluck's "Orfeo ed Eurydice" for Opera Memphis.
Moffatt is the brother of singer-songwriter Katy Moffatt. He was married to songwriter Pebe Sebert, with whom he wrote "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You", in 1977, but the couple separated in 1984. They have one son, Lagan Blue Sebert, a video and documentary film producer living in New York City. Sebert is also the mother of pop star Kesha and for this reason Moffatt is sometimes assumed to be the father of Kesha, but he is not. Moffatt says, "I have enormous respect for Kesha. I admire her music, her talent, her work ethic, and the fact that she has clearly established herself as a voice of her generation. I would be proud to be her father, but I do not have that honor." Since 1987, Moffatt has been married to Mary Vaughan, formerly an elementary and Montessori pre-school teacher, now retired. They live in Nashville and have two children, Corianna Moffatt, an actor, director, and playwright living in Boston, MA, and Greyson Moffatt, a math and engineering student living in Nashville.
...close enough to the truth!
If you've read this far, you know Hugh Moffatt is the real deal. First sharing his music at the Coffee Kingdom in the late 80s Hugh Moffatts songs, along with those of Chuck and Muds, have been flowing through the regional music scene for more than three-decades.
On 03-31-89, WCUW presented Hugh Moffatt in concert with Chuck & Mud (& Michael Barrett) in the freshly christened FRONTROOM, a name given to promote an 11 week concert series we presented that spring. A songwriters, songwriter, youre likely know Hughs lyrics sung by one of many who charted with his songs. If hearing all for the first time, youre in for a treat. Its 30 years this side of then and I feel damn lucky, to be here now and able to help make this concert happen...please join us.
Entered by: Troy Tyree
Created: February 21, 2019 at 10:29 AM
Last Modified: February 21, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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