Since 2013 Robert Moses, who originally comes from Chicago, has released three singles and one album, Self-Developing Country, on Voices of Wonder Records with his band the Harmony Crusaders. The release received excellent reviews, among them a 5 in Dagbladet and a 6 from Firdaposten. The album also ended up on a number of top ten lists for 2013 including one on Dagbladet. In addition, Self-Developing Country won the award for the Best Alt. Country Album of the Year for the Independent Music Awards in the US.
The band toured through Norway in 2014 and the single Take A Look at My Heart, Today was play listed on NRK Østfold and that song plus others were played on a number of stations throughout the country in addition to appearing live on local stations during the tour.
At the moment Robert and the Harmony Crusaders are recording their second record at Subsonic Society/Crystal Canyon Studios with Anders Møller (Kåre and the Cavemen and Euroboys) and Spellemanns Pris nominated Torgeir Waldemar as co-producers. The album will be released 9 February 2018 with a single out in the autumn of 2017.
Members of the Harmony Crusaders play or have played with Tommy Tokyo, Midnight Choir, Sivert Høyem and Lucky Lips amongst others. Musical influences include Gram Parsons, Love, John Lennon, the Allman Brothers, Geronimo, Neil Young and the Violent Femmes.
A couple of quotes from reviews for Self-Developing Country:
"With a voice that sometimes sounds like it's right before its owner goes over the edge, there is hint of madness in it, like a fire and brimstone preacher. On ten fantastic songs...American with dark undertones...a beautiful record that deserves all of the attention it is going to get."
"Impressive, distinctive debut, Self-Developing Country is one of the more special albums you'll hear this year. It has character."
Robert Moses: Vocals, guitar
Malin Pettersen: Vocals
Anders Hofstad Sørås: Guitar, lap steel, pedal steel, banjo, mandolin, dobro
Ketil Kielland Lund: Keyboards, accordion, flugelhorn, trumpet
Terje Støldal: Bass
Glenn-Vidar Solheim: Drums, percussion