‘Honest’ songs from Rob Moir

Punker-turned-folkie Rob Moir will perform “honest songs that sting and cut through” on Friday, Feb. 4, in Red Deer.

Punker-turned-folkie Rob Moir will perform “honest songs that sting and cut through” on Friday, Feb. 4, in Red Deer.

After five years of fronting the Toronto indie-punk band Dead Letter Dept., Moir released his first solo recording, This is the Lie, and is embarking on a 40-date tour across parts of North America. It stops this week at The Hideout Bar and Restaurant.

The singer and guitarist has often been compared to The Weakerthans’ John K. Sampson, Jason Collett, or The Wooden Sky.

For his solo debut, Moir said he was inspired by the rock ‘n’ roll greats Bruce Springsteen and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to blend poetic imagery with catchy alt-folk-rock that’s both soothing and provoking.

For more information call The Hideout at 403-348-5309.