“I love being a part of the singer/songwriter tradition because it’s timeless, authentic, and vulnerable. The connection is personal, and my goal is to use that connection to point towards truth.” – Steve
Photographed by my great friend, Jamie Clayton.
He rocks the film (above, Canon EOS-3 + Ilford 3200)
Steve Moakler migrated south from Pennsylvania after graduating high school to Nashville, where he still lives today (because, honestly, why would you leave?) Johnny T, from Music City Unsigned, describes Moakler’s new album perfectly, so I’ll let him do it:
Watching Time Run is about beginnings and ends, hellos and goodbyes, searching for yourself and finding someone to share the journey with. It represents the personal stories of a 23-year old making his way through life and watching time move on, set to a backdrop of pop, rock and country music. Many of us can related to trying to move forward, but watching things move by too fast. We long to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the ride and people that come in and out of our lives. Moakler has experienced a lot of growing up in the past two years and crafted it into his finest work. He may be “watching time run” but he certainly isn’t letting it slip by. Read more here.
Favorite southern city to visit on tour:
My favorite southern city I’ve played in is probably Birmingham, Alabama. I’m not sure why. They just love really hard. A woman brought us homemade fried chicken, mac ‘n cheese, and sweet tea backstage for a show at the The Workplay. It really left a mark on my heart for that town.
Most proud of regarding this album:
I’m most proud that each song on the record was written from real place in my heart. I mean it sincerely. I tried to keep the bar really high as far as song “craftsmanship” goes. I was patient and made sure that I made a record of songs that I’d be excited about for a long time.