Interview with Moriah Domby

At Belles and Gals, we are always looking for great new artists to feature. Moriah Domby is one such artist, who recently came to our attention with her brand new single ‘All Good in Goodbye’. The single was so good we just had to find out more about Moriah and her single!

Hi Moriah. Thank you for talking to us! To start with tell us a little about yourself and your journey into music.

I grew up in Oregon. My mom was in musical theater and my Dad was in a band before I was born and taught me how to play guitar, so I was raised in a very musical home. I started writing songs at a tiny age. I was so shy to sing in front of people, but starting to sing songs I wrote at church or for my friends at school is what brought me out of my shell. Moving out to Nashville, TN to pursue music was always my goal, and so I took off and went to college down here. I earned a degree in music business and ended up working in music publishing on the business side of the industry. I eventually quit to pursue my own writing and performing, and that’s what I’ve been doing since! 

Nashville is the home of country music with singers and songwriters lining every street. How did you find your move to Nashville and what is so inspiring about the city?

I don’t remember a time that I didn’t dream of moving to Nashville, so I feel so grateful to have been able to make this my home. The rich history of music here, especially country music, is so present still, you can almost feel the musicians that came before you hanging around. I think I feel most inspired by just the amount of creative people in one place, the talent. All of us, the musicians, writers, singers, business people, we are all a unique batch of crazies. It’s kind of hard to explain but that’s one of my favorite parts.

How would you describe your sound? 

Singer-songwriter country. Real life stories and moments with some pop influenced melodies.  I think my music tends to have a femininity to it, an ease, and hopefully a positivity and strength in showing vulnerability, that’s what I hope at least!

What inspired your newest single ‘All Good Till Goodbye’?

Most of us have that one person from our past, that you are fine being away from, even fine being hanging around them casually but you just can’t get physically close without falling back into it. It’s that physical connection that keeps you tied to them, in the case of this song, just hugging someone goodbye pulls you right back in!

You’ve had the chance to grace some incredible stages including the bluebird cafe. What has been your favorite and how does it feel to play where so many great artists have been discovered?

Playing the Bluebird is a dream. It’s so much history like you said, some of the greatest have played there, so for me it was magic. It’s hard for me to pin point my favorite stage I’ve played on, but I can say that my favorite part about traveling to sing is meeting people from all over who love music. Music lovers have an instant connection and that’s just so cool I think. I travel a lot by myself, I’m my own roadie and band, so I get the opportunity to interact with so many people and the best, real conversations come out of that. 

If you could collaborate with any artist or songwriter, who would it be and why? 

Definitely Dolly Parton or Carole King. They are two of my biggest influences. Their writing is so heartfelt, but so simple in their delivery. They make you feel so much without beating you over the head with it. They are both female powerhouses, who have had huge charitable impacts as well which I respect so much.

When can we expect some more great new music from you?

In addition to “All Good Till Goodbye,” I have another song that came out this year, “Could’ve Tried,” which is on Spotify, iTunes and Apple music as well. A video for “Could’ve Tried,” is on YouTube and various other outlets. I will be releasing a full EP in early 2019, so keep an ear out for that!

Where can our readers find your social media? 

You can find me on Instagram @moriahjo, Facebook @moriahdombymusic, and Twitter @moriahdomby. Follow me on YouTube at Moriah Domby Music, Spotify and Apple music! Make sure to send me a DM and let me know you found me from this article, would love to hear from you!

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