Catfish Grouper Snapper
There are sounds coming from the basement room of a little ranch house in the hills and hollows of Windham, Maine. A drumbeat, insistent and maniacal. The jangling of bone on steel string. A low moan and a shrill cry. If there were neighbors other than old barns and scrap yards, they would be asking: What are they doing in there? Drawing from an endless well of Wild Mercury. Tim Ouillette, the singer and the guitar player is bent like a syphilitic over his cutaway acoustic guitar and a lonely microphone. Jeff Harmon, the drummer and owner of the house, smirks as he lays down the groove. Peter Hill, just a drifter who shaved his face and pawned it all for his bass guitar, has his head held high. Reviews of Moss Mountain Project 'In the end, the album succeeds because these musicians deftly blend this mélange of styles into a cohesive Moss Mountain Project sound. It's an impressive feat for a debut release. In lesser hands, such a disparate combination might have resulted in a watered-down musical soup. In Moss Mountain Project's hands, Catfish Grouper Snapper proves to be a fresh and tasty bouillabaisse.' - Tom Flynn (TheBollard.com) "I'm excited about the Moss Mountain Project. They write narrative songs - one was about whisky and TV which inspired an 'I Love Whisky' shout from the audience. Described as lounge jazz-grass and post punk lounge, the mountain boys' sound is uniquely intoxicating. Frontman Tim Ouillette has the voice of a man-siren, with his growling sing-shouts and quiet falsettos enticing us . . .If you haven't heard/seen Moss Mountain Project, you must. Immediately. Tonight." - Amy Martin Portland Phoenix "This song [sandtrap] is great. . .sounds like Calexico on acid and now we're all f***ed up plalying empty oil barrels in the desert. Or something like that. I really like these guys." - Lauren Wayne Booking Agent/Portland Phoenix "Moss Mountain Project... they were nothing short of tight and intriguing. Moss Mountain's music is a careful cross between early Beck, Wall of Voodoo & Talking Heads (if that's possible), except it's all acoustic-driven. The boys turned it loose tonight." - Martin England / Pondering Judd "Vocalist Tim Ouillette balances the band's honky tonk with a breathy and menacing delivery that lends the band an indie vibe. I could see Magnolia Electric Company or Neil Young fans digging this." -Sam Pheifle Portland Phoenix.