Erik Moll's evocative voice travels through eclectic musical landscapes of the heart. His songs are inspired by Country, Folk, Gypsy, Swing, Blues, Bluegrass, Tex-Mex, Calypso and Rock. Their deceptive simplicity transcends the traditional with upbeat rhythmic trademarks and mysterious minor key melodies, twisting and turning through the human experience.
In 1990, Norwegian artist Steinar Albrigtsen recorded six Erik Moll songs on his double platinum, Norwegian Grammy Award-winning debut album. Erik toured all over Norway as a featured guest and sideman in Albrigtsen's band. Through the 90's Moll had a U.S. cut on "New Riders of the Purple Sage-Midnight Moonlight", and twenty more songs released in Norway, gracing several artists' platinum and gold records.
Erik has opened for legends Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia, Taj Mahal, Loudon Wainwright, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Floyd Tilman, Hank Thompsen, Hal Ketchum, Rick Danko, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Peter Rowan, Riders in the Sky, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Ray Wylie Hubbard and shared the stage with many more.
Born and raised in the United States, Moll has spent half his life in Norway, where he started out his musical career in the late 60's. He has lived, played and recorded 4 years in California in the 70's and 13 years in Austin, Texas in the 80's and 90's. Now residing in Norway, Erik continues to pursue his muse with determination and integrity, writing, performing and recording on a regular basis and touring in the US occasionally.
"Wayward Ways" 1989 CS-Armadillo Records-2009 Digital release-EMM Records
Erik Moll Music/EMM Records-Norway - emoll48 'at' gmail 'dot' com