MoeDeLL Rides the Highways on New Single “Headin’ East”
The folk-country singer begins western tour today, November 11, with new album slated for 2023.
By Edd Hurt
Americana Highways hosts the premiere of “Headin’ East,” the first single from Minnesota singer-songwriter MoeDeLL’s forthcoming 2023 full-length album. “Headin’ East,” which was produced by Mike Lardy at Mike Lardy Creative Studio in Luxemburg, Minnesota, features MoeDeLL on vocals and acoustic guitar along with Chris O’Brien on Dobro and backing vocals, Jimbo Miller on bass and Lardy, who plays percussion on the track. Both Chris O’Brien and Jimbo Miller also play in the Potluck String Band.
MoeDeLL hits the road Friday November 11 in support of the single, with dates that take him through North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana before he heads back to Minnesota at the end of the month.
Listen to MoeDeLL’s new song Headin’ East –
“Headin’ East” is a medium-tempo song about the themes of travel and settling down, with MoeDeLL singing about listening to AM radio and going to Kentucky, where he has a “pretty good time with those Hazard boys.” It’s a level-headed tune anchored by O’Brien’s sensitive Dobro playing and MoeDeLL’s rock-solid acoustic guitar. Near the end of the song, MoeDeLL sings about nearing the Virginia line—an appropriate turn by the singer, who was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and moved to Minnesota in 2007.
Talking about “Headin’ East,” MoeDeLL says: “I drive a lot to shows, and I write a lot about being on the road and going somewhere. It’s about picking up where you’re at and heading out in search of something new, and the journey along the way.”
“Headin’ East” follows MoeDeLL’s acclaimed 2021 album Ain’t That Something and his 2020 nominations for Songwriter of the Year and Americana Artist of the Year by the Midwest Country Music Association. Talking about Ain’t That Something’s “The Trucker Song” – Music Mecca said: “The song captures the patience, ruggedness, and adventurous spirit commanded by long hours on the open road while progressively developing the character of the truck driver himself.”
Find more of MoeDeLL’s unique gritty vocals and relatable take on Americana music, with information here: www.moedell.com
Catch MoeDeLL on his November tour:
November 11 – Bluenose Gopher Public House – Granite Falls, Minnesota +
November 12 – Gray Goose Store and Social Club – Pierre, South Dakota +
November 13 – Crow Peak Brewing Company – Spearfish, South Dakota +
November 14 – Ruffed Up Duck Saloon – Laramie, Wyoming +
November 15 – Oil City Beer Company – Casper, Wyoming +
November 16 – Dawg House Pub – Ekalaka, Montana +
November 17 – Slater’s – Williston, North Dakota +
November 18 – Blue Rider – Minot, North Dakota +
November 19 – R&A Bar – Aberdeen, South Dakota +
November 25 – The Tequila Bar – Champlin, Minnesota
November 26 – Cowboy Jack’s – Plymouth, Minnesota
November 30 – McCoy’s Public House – St. Louis Park, Minnesota
+ with Luke Hendrickson