Brent Moyer, “The Global Cowboy” from Nashville, will headline the inaugural Community Celebration Concert Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Owls Head Transportation Museum, Route 73. The opening act will be The Moxie Cove Band, a traditional bluegrass band from Round Pond.

This free event, open to all ages, includes door prizes, light refreshments and an opportunity to view the museum’s exhibitions. Seating is limited, however, so reservations are required. They can be made easily by e-mail name, phone number, address and number of seats desired to or by calling the museum at 594-4418.

Singer/songwriter; guitar, bass and trumpet player; and producer Moyer’s earliest musical influences came while sitting at his bedroom window above his father’s Pennsylvania Dutch Bakery, listening to his neighbor give clarinet and trumpet lessons. Moyer decided at age six to be a trumpet player when he grew up; his early heroes were Harry James and Al Hirt. When the family moved to Wyoming, he gained another set of influences standing outside the Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole and listening to bands cover the popular country tunes of the day. At night, he would tune into KOMA in Oklahoma City and strum along with the Beatles and the Stones.

Moyer got his first guitar at 13 and, after learning three songs with two of his buddies, and played his first gig. He has learned a few more songs since that dance; after attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, he got a second musical education on the road.

In the mid 1970s, Moyer recorded with folksinger Rachel Faro for RCA Records, where he had the opportunity to play with some of New York City’s top session players including Bonnie Raitt and record producer John Simon. He also spent time in Texas playing with Sammi Smith and David Allan Coe during the outlaw days of Willie and Waylon. The ’80s found Moyer in Florida with his own band gaining popularity with the release of his first recording, “I’m Headed West.” Encouraged by the response from Capitol Records in Nashville, Moyer moved to Music City in 1986. Since then, he has released three tapes and seven CDs of original material.

Moyer also is known in Nashville as the co-founder and band leader of the “Chili Shack Show,” a musical variety show which aired locally and was performed live at the world famous Bluebird Café. He has shared the stage with many legendary performers including Willie Nelson and Carl Perkins and was Lynn Anderson’s guitar player for several years. In 2006, Moyer made his Broadway debut at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in the Johnny Cash musical “Ring of Fire” and also appeared in the show at Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, N.Y., and at California’s La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Moyer has delved deep into the heart of the musical experience all of his life and he masterfully shares that experience with his audience. His live shows are marked by musical honesty and emotional intensity and deliver a fun time for all.

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VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to