Moors & McCumber's New Album 'Survival' Out 10/15/21

Article Contributed by Tinderbox Music | Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

We are delighted to premiere ‘Survival’, the video for the title track of the forthcoming album from Moors & McCumber. James Moors and Kort McCumber are both supremely talented multi-instrumentalists who had each released six albums of their own before meeting at a music festival and forming a vocal harmony duo.  Their fine musicianship and sophisticated arrangements, along with their prolific songwriting skills, have ensured that the pair have built up a loyal fanbase. Above all, the combination of their voices is what set sets them apart.  They have a rare gift for warm harmonies and creating beautiful melodies, evident once again on Survival. - Americana UK - Andrew Frolish

Survival, produced by Patrick Conway (Austin, TX) is the seventh studio recording for Moors & McCumber. Recorded at Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio in Wimberley, TX, Survival features 10 original songs written & performed by Moors & McCumber. The album showcases the songwriting, singing and playing of James Moors and Kort McCumber. Additional musicians who played on this record include, Patrick Conway, Dees Stribling, Erin Ivey, Katie Marie (all from Austin, TX), Tom Delany (County Kerry, Ireland) and The Fiddle Case (County Clare, Ireland) 

Moors & McCumber are incredibly talented multi-instrumentalists, dedicated performers, prolific songwriters, and gifted and expressive vocalists, Moors & McCumber have wandered beyond good and into the elusive land of great. James Moors (vocals, guitars, ukulele, mandolin and Irish bouzouki) based in Superior, WI and Kort McCumber (vocals, keys, cello, guitars, Irish tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, upright and electric bass) based in Gold Hill, CO embrace a bigger sound than most duos, switching up instruments on almost every song, they create catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to watch live!

More than a decade into their musical pilgrimage, they continue to define, and redefine, their sound, their persona, their love for music and their unwavering commitment to bringing great music to listeners. The recordings speak for themselves. Follow the musical pilgrimage through the years and listen to the evolution and revolution of their sound. Where does it go from here? Time will tell. But one thing is certain – the attention to detail and commitment to quality that forms the foundation of each and every seemingly new moment will always remain. In fact, that is the map that has led Moors & McCumber into, and will continue to lead them deeper into, the land of great. 

As Grammy award-winning producer Lloyd Maines says, “They bring it all to the stage and deliver in a big way.”

Song Listing:


  1. 1 Lean Into The Light 4:40
  2. Better Way 3:35
  3. What Would Love Do Now 4:02
  4. Survival 3:35
  5. I’ve Held On As Long As I Can 4:26
  6. Tear Down The Walls 5:18
  7. Sugar In The Blood 3:29
  8. There’s Always Something 4:01
  9. Out To Sea 4:42
  10. The Mess We’re In 4:43

Pre Order 'Survival HERE.

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