“I started writing as a kid, started writing poetry and sort of never stopped,” Moose said. “I didn’t get a chance to record anything until I moved down here back in 2005. Put together two CDs with a bunch of local musicians. I’m currently working on a couple more. I just kind of wander through them slowly, work over at Misunderstudio in Murphysboro, but I’m not in any hurry. I’ve been working on these songs for a long time and I am taking my time. I have some really talented local musicians working with me.... I’ve never been able to sound like anyone else, I just like to listen and sort of inherit the tunes and make it so I’m comfortable with how it sounds.... Southern Illinois has an amazing music scene. I’ve played all over the country, and some in Europe, and this area has musicians that tend to work together, help each other, and that’s pretty rare.”