|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||country female vocalists under 2000 listeners alt-country folk easy-listening cowhat fav cowhat hero cowhat superhero|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
19 November 1950, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Moffatt is a Texan singer-songwriter whose country-based folk has won a limited, yet loyal, following. Originally from Fort Worth, her early influences included Leonard Cohen and Tracy Nelson. She spent the early 70s playing folk clubs and small rock venues, mainly in Colorado, before signing to CBS Records, and releasing two commercially slanted records in the mid to late 70s. Disillusioned with the music business, Moffatt kept a low profile during the early 80s, but during the mid-80s she received a nomination from the Academy Of Country Music as Best New Female Vocalist. Her appearance on the semi-legendary compilation A Town South Of Bakersfield (1985) was a key career move, and her performance at the Kerrville Folk Festival a year later was another important step; she met the respected songwriter Tom Russell, and they began a fruitful collaboration. In 1989, Moffatt gained favourable reviews for Walkin On The...