Brother Moses Back on Home Turf

A band of UA alumni is making its way back to Fayetteville for a concert at George's Majestic Lounge on Thursday night.

Former classmates and roommates James Lockhart, a guitar player and vocalist, and Moses Gomez, a guitar player, founded Brother Moses in 2014.

The two other members are John-Lewis Anderson, who plays the guitar, and Corey Dill, who plays the drums. 

Lockhart, Gomez and Anderson were all from the River Valley region of Arkansas and knew each other before starting college, Lockhart said.

Brother Moses toured every chance they could during breaks from school.

“By the time we graduated, it kind of felt like we had gotten a degree in being a band,” Lockhart said.

The band members moved to New York in 2018, which Lockhart considers their “big roll of the dice,'' he said.

Their Fayetteville show is one of the band’s three shows in Arkansas on their fall tour, with an upcoming show in Little Rock at Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack on Nov. 16 and an Oct. 4 show in Eureka Springs.

“It is the best thing in the world,” Lockhart said. “It is so much more special than when we lived there.”

The time in town gives band members a chance to see family and friends because they are no longer local.

“Playing Fayetteville feels like going home,” Lockhart said.

Lockhart thinks that the band’s sound has stretched into a bridge between indie rock and pop, he said.

Members of Brother Moses are excited to have a new band that originated at the UofA, Rightfield, playing Thursday as well, Lockhart said.

“I remember when we were in school, we were ecstatic when we were asked to open a show,” Lockhart said. “It feels so wholesome and heartwarming to be the ones sending that email out.” 

The band Harbour will also play at the show.

Tickets for the show are $12 in advance and will be $15 at the door.

Abbi Ross is the Editor in Chief of the Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as senior staff reporter.

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