Don't be fooled by Moot Davis's twangy, charismatic drawl and country love songs.
He may appear polished in his custom suit and tie, but the truth is: he's as wholesome as rotten apple pie.
Judging his cock-sure gait and posture, we pegged him for an actor, and we were right; acting is something he pursues when he's not touring with his band.
Davis, who splits his time between L.A. and Nashville, performs at The Mint tonight, and is releasing his fourth studio album, Goin' In Hot, on April 15.
The work contains the romance of Chris Issak mixed with the classic, country sounds of Woody Guthrie. Davis's past work can be heard on the soundtracks of more than 20 movies and TV shows.
He tells us about his (former?) penchant for married women, starting with his first affair, which got him expelled from a performing arts college because he was skipping classes in order to court his English teacher who was over 15 years his senior.
“I started seeing another married lady and I had a year and half affair with her. I went cross-country with her. We [left New Jersey and] went and visited her son who was in prison in Colorado. She was the first person who brought me to L.A.,” Davis says. “I liked [the affairs] because you get the best part of people, and then… run.”
No matter how many awful things Davis tells us about himself, we are still charmed. His slight egotism is counterbalanced by self-deprecating humor. He's quick-witted.
Unrelated, but it turns out Davis has dated the bar owner's daughter.
“The little girl with emotional problems and scissors?” we ask.
He shows us a risque photo of his girlfriend, a gorgeous Columbia woman with dark hair and a model-like gaze. She looks nothing like the little girl from Moonrise Kingdom.