June 14, 2016
When you think of country music, you normally go straight to the South. Alabama, Texas and, of course, the home of country music: Tennessee. You don't normally think of New Jersey, but the state has produced some stars — and Carly Moffa may just be one of their new rising talents.
Moffa is a native of Williamstown, New Jersey, but now lives in Nashville and hopes to be country's newest star. She is currently touring the East Coast and will be stopping here in Statesboro at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Saturday, June 18.
Much of Carly's influence can be heard on her four-song EP, Out of the Blue. Moffa has a knack for using clever hooks and vivid descriptions to bring the audience into the moment as in the title track, "Out of the Blue." She describes a feeling most girls know too well: an ex-boyfriend calling back to reminisce, only to be dismissed in the most riotous of ways. This one is definitely a "girl power" track. The song "Hitman" is another really clever — and catchy — selection from the EP.
Moffa has a mainstream pop songwriting ability and has a voice that can really cross genres. Her choice of brand right now is country, but she's got a sultry smoothness that could emulate a jazz singer. When she pushes that vocal ability to another level, as in the song "Right or Wrong," she could take on a rock power ballad.
Carly Moffa is certainly something to check out, whether you're a fan of country music or not. If for no other reason, check her out so you'll be able to say "I knew her when..."