B-based textures, and sometimes an Allman Brothers-esque jam band aesthetic, to his trick bag. In 2014, the more progressive Time Aint Free reached deeper into soul, funk, and rock n roll, according to Billboard.com, with shades of P-Funk, Little Feat, Faces, and world music, all filtered through Mosss deep blue lens, sparking exciting new directions. Nick is a gifted storyteller, a songwriter that takes his craft seriously and a musician with a daunting work ethic. He is a walking encyclopedia of blues and music knowledge, and his deep understanding of the genre shines on the new release From the Root to the Fruit (Blue Bella Records, 2016).From the Root to the Fruit was really born out of the concept that American music is connected by the blues and each generation adds something new to the mix. I made the decision a couple of years ago to do a double record, sort of a concept album, as my band was learning some traditional blues tunes for our shows, says Moss. The guys in my band, true to form, were adding something new to the blues mix. Part of the growth I want to showcase with From the Root to the Fruit wasnt only my own development as a band leader, but the incredible musicianship of the people I play with. Nightly, the people I am on stage with simply amaze me.The more traditional blues record of the double disc set is a little looser, says Moss. Theres a little bit of 40s and 50s jump blues, 60s and 70s style blues, Texas style, Chicago, and uptown blues. The second CD encompasses a more progressive look at the blues; its more modern and experimental. Its blues with a soul and garage punk sound with some Rolling Stones blues tossed in for good measure.Music elicits a right reaction, a heart reaction, whether youre three or thirty or ninety. My mission with my music is to reach like-minded people. I want to reach people with music that want to be reached.