Rock-Influenced Trio Black Moss Meredith Makes Music Across State Lines

Image via Jim Graham, Main Line Today.
Steve Black and Dave Meredith.

An Americana rock-influenced trio is taking a modern approach to song-crafting. Their newly released album, Gravity and Time is reflective of a digital post-COVID world. Instead of meeting in a studio, Black Moss Meredith took the remote approach. They wrote lyrics over Zoom calls and sent files via computer to create the music, writes Michael Bradley for Main Line Today

The band started in the early 2000s, but their members ventured into their own duo or solo projects throughout the years. State lines have made it harder for these musicians to merge in person. Steve Black is based in Chester County; Dave Meredith lives and Wilmington and Marc Moss resides on a farm in the Catskill Mountains.  

Shouting out Chester County, the first song “Brandywine” is an homage to the creek. But overall, Gravity and Time follows a temporal theme. 

“The central message is that this is a group of older gentlemen who realize where they are in life and are all facing a great unknown,” Meredith said. 

Steve Black has not worked on any music since the previous album was released. He’s mostly been focused on his cabinet making business.  

“When they called me, I said, ‘I don’t know what I have to offer,’” he says. “But as soon as I started, the juices were flowing. I’d get so fired up, I’d write until midnight.” 

Black Moss Meredith’s digital distribution method has been well received. The album was number one on AirPlay Direct, and the band has even gained fans in Norway.  

Read more about Black Moss Meredith on Main Line Today.  

Listen to “Brandywine” onYoutube.

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