FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After they played their encore of “Heroes” by David Bowie. After they signed a few autographs and took a few pictures. After everyone funneled out into the street to disappear into Friday night. After they packed up their instruments and sound equipment. After the house was finally quiet, the members of Brother Moses let what just happened resonate for a second.
“This might be the best it ever gets,” singer and guitarist James Lockhart said. “But even if it is, this was pretty great.”
Lockhart wrapped a speaker cord around his hand and stared out the windows of “The Steamer,” the room where bands have set up for years of house parties. Why do they call it The Steamer? Because, well, it gets steamy.
Brother Moses started in 2014 right here in Fayetteville. They still live in town, working a variety of jobs (two of the members – Moses Gomez and Lockhart are finishing up their degrees) to pay the bills and pass the time until they can play another show. An EP re-recorded in Los Angeles (Legends) got them signed by Missing Piece Records, and this was essentially their second time playing the new songs to a home crowd.