Bob Moss is an underground treasure of Salt Lake; eccentric and off the beaten path like Gilgal Park, away from the mainstream but someone everyone in the know seems to know about. He started as a youth in Bountiful in the ’60s playing folk music of the day and didn’t start writing songs until he met Soundco Records’ Mike Kirkland several years ago. “Movie Man,” about B-movie director Al Adamson, best known for the flick Satan’s Sadists, was written by Kirkland and Clint Wardlow, but like Moss’
own numbers, tells a gripping, simultaneously humorous and terrifying story. Moss’ fingerpicking on both guitar and banjo is a wonder to behold. His voice is a falsetto somewhat akin to Tiny Tim. Recently he has started to attract attention outside the state, playing gigs in L.A. & CBGB’s. His fifth CD, Folknik II, is set for release early 2004. Besides being a brilliant musician, Moss is an artistic genius. His work has been celebrated as far away as Sydney, Australia, where the Outre’ Gallery exhibited his pieces
and published them in the Beatnik art book, Beatsville, with world-renowned artists like Frank Kozik and Mark Ryden. —Stakerized!