What you’ll hear is best described as ”heady folk for the open-hearted.” René stands on the shoulders of his greatest influences (Jackson Browne, The Beatles, Billy Joel) and writes lyric driven songs and singable melodies that fit right into your favorite playlist alongside Josh Ritter, Jeff Tweedy, and The Avett Brothers.
2020 Ullrgrass Troubadour Contest Finalist
Featured on KRFCfm’s “Locally Sourced” (an hour long radio program)
Featured in 303Magazine’s
“New Colorado Music You Should Know”
From Here On Out
René Moffatt is a Denver-based singer/songwriter serving up heavy pours of poignant lyrics and resonant melodies. Born and bred amid the boomtowns of North Texas, Moffatt, a self-described “late bloomer”, is hellbent on catching up with his own songwriting ambitions. Over the last decade, Moffatt has taken his latent knack for songwriting and turned it into a full-fledged pursuit manifesting into a handful of notable releases. His debut EP, Here And Now Is Home, was nominated for “Folk/Contemporary Album of the Year” by the Washington Area Music Association (D.C.). And the song “Demons On Your Sleeve” was given an Honorable Mention by the Songwriters Association of Washington. While residing in the nation’s capital, Moffatt performed at notable venues including IOTA Club And Cafe, The Hamilton, and The Smithsonian’s Luce Center.
In 2016, Moffatt followed his heart to Denver, Colorado and began making his mark on the Front Range music scene having performed at Globe Hall, Swallow Hill (Best of Open Mic), The Laughing Goat and KRFC’s “Locally Sourced”. 2017 saw the release of “What If I, What If You” the first single off the forthcoming album, Into Your Heart, a 4-song EP recorded at Denver’s Mighty Fine Studios with producer Klaus Larson (The Bell Hours). In addition to the new EP, 2020 will see the release of Moffatt’s second live, acoustic album, 8.26.19, which was recorded at Charley Pride’s recording studio in Dallas, TX.
A lifelong advocate for local music scenes, Moffatt started a local music initiative in Washington, D.C. called Listen Local First and currently serves on the Music Advisory Panel for Denver Arts & Venues’ Music Advancement Fund.