Moriah Domby

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Moriah Domby

Home is one of those things that makes you feel good. It’s a place you can return to when feeling lost, lonely or need a reset on life. Home is where mom’s pies are and that one friend that is always willing to listen to you. Sometimes there are people who themselves feel like home. This is the case with our next artist on Feed the Band.

Moriah Domby is someone who has always felt like home. So much so, that we are just now getting to this interview. We have been speaking with each other for a little over a year and she just always felt familiar.  Moriah felt like someone that lived just down the street and I could visit anytime I wanted. Being familiar on the surface might sound alarming for a brand new artist trying to break away from the crowd. For many of us though who listen to music, It is really what we crave. That’s why we have genres of music and favorite artists. We want to know what we are getting up front.

So what do you get with Moriah Domby? You get the feeling of home. You get the feeling of a warm blanket and a hot cup of coffee on your favorite couch when you need it. Then there are times you will get a swift kick in the butt to give you the encouragement to step outside your comfort zone. It’s not just you who needs it. These feelings are woven into the fabric of her new self-titled EP “Moriah Domby”. Songs like “Authentic” and “When I Need You the Most” really reflect what is at the core of Moriah Domby.

It’s time for you to get familiar with Moriah Domby. She is such an amazing person that she gave me a mini vacation from the kitchen. Our featured recipe today is Moriah’s very own Eggnog Bread. Please look out for that amazing recipe and also enter our giveaway at the end of the interview. Let’s get to it! Here is our interview with Ms. Moriah Domby.

Tell us about your road to country music.

I grew up in a household where we listened to a lot of music, my dad plays guitar and my mom was in musical theater. I started writing little songs at the piano when I was tiny, and I’ve always wanted to pursue music. I was pretty shy to perform the songs I was writing in my bedroom in middle and high school, so singing in church choir is where  I came out of my shell more and gained the confidence to sing in front of people. I’d write songs for church, and school assemblies. At 18, I went to MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN where I graduated with a Music Business degree. I ended up getting a job in music publishing, on the business side, which was a great experience. I finally quit to focus on writing and playing and (with a few odd jobs in between) I’ve been doing that ever since!

 What Disney princess do you Identify the most with?

I have always loved Belle and would say I identify with her the most. A dreamer always lost in some story in my mind, always felt like I was meant to explore somewhere outside of my town, I can be brave and a little stubborn, and I try to see people as they really are. Funny enough, I played Belle and Snow White for a company here in Nashville for a couple years. We did parties and conventions and things like that, it was such a blast. 

What is the best thing about your hometown?

I love the landscape, an hour to the beach and an hour to the mountains, it’s really beautiful. There’s a wild spirit out west too that sets it apart I think.

We are always developing recipes here at Southern Fellow; when writing music, what recipe do you use?

Inspiration is still always a part of my recipe, some days it drives the ship, some days I pull from an old feeling or situation to reignite it. Heart, intention and direction I think can be the best recipe. 

What would you want country music to look like in the year 2100?

As odd as this sounds, I just hope it still has a clear identity. I love how collaborative music can be, blending different influences and styles to create something is awesome. But there is also a lot of power in being able to identify genres, if we mash things up so much that it all sounds the same, I think we lose a lot.

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Moriah Domby with Bread

What is your first fond memory of food?

My mom baked a lot from scratch, my whole family does, which takes time and a little extra love, so that’s something I like to carry on in my household still. Some of the first memories would be in the kitchen with mom, or maybe some of the traditional foods we’ve always had on the table at holidays or family BBQ’s.

What advice would you give your past self?

Oh goodness, that list is long and full of things I might not share with everybody! Haha But mainly, don’t get too in your head about stuff, don’t let anything or anyone, especially yourself, make you feel like what you have to offer isn’t good enough and never let a set back last too long. Learning to have a quick refresh rate after knock downs is one of the best lessons I’ve ever learned. 

Your self titled EP is amazing. What is your favorite song and why is it your favorite? 

Thank you so much! They each came from a specific emotion or situation I’ve been in, so they all mean a lot to me. I love the way “All Good Till goodbye,” captures a certain moment, and “Authentic,” is definitely a message I try to share with people, but “Could’ve Tried,” is probably my favorite, because it kicked off the EP and inspired putting this group of songs together. It was my first song I released as an artist again after several years of not putting out music, so it has a special place in my heart. 

What holiday traditions do you have?

I love the holidays, especially Christmas time, it’s magic! Definitely baking the cookies that my family has always done like snowmen, thumprints, candy canes. I have to have a live Christmas tree, and love decorating the whole house. My husband and I go see “White Christmas,” at the Franklin Theater here in TN every year, so that’s something we look forward to.

What does the coming year look like for you?

I’m in the process of booking shows for 2020, so I’m looking forward to getting back out on the road!

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If you could write with anyone, living or who has passed on, who would that person be?

Carole King

If your guitar could talk, what would it say?

My guitar has heard my highs and lows, it’s seen me through miles and miles, successes and tears, and as good as a friend as she’s been to me, I think if she could talk she would still keep my secrets!

What do you wish you had a second chance at?

I’d love a another chance to chat with my grandma, she passed on about 3 years ago and I miss talking with her so much.

 Is there anything else you want your family at Southern Fellow to know?

Every like, follow, listen, every time someone shares my music online or with friends, every little bit goes such a long way and I’m so personally grateful for each person who has support my music!

That is Moriah Domby everyone. She has been in the family for awhile, but it is a pleasure to have her officially part of the Feed the Band series. If you need a taste of home I encourage you to check out Moriah’s Eggnog Bread recipe and her self-titled EP “Moriah Domby”. You can find it everywhere you get music including SpotifyApple MusicAmazon and YouTube. Thank you for reading this interview. As always, we have more music and recipes coming to you right here on Feed the Band.

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