Deacon John Moore


Oral History Information

Deacon John Moore has been a noted studio musician in New Orleans for decades.  His performance and recordings have not only represented the New Orleans Sound over the years, he has helped define it! Deacon John was very active in the studios of New Orleans in the heyday of R&B and can be heard on hits such as “Land of a 1,000 Dances” by Chris Kenner, “Working In a Coal Mine” by Lee Dorsey as well as Ernie K-Doe’s smash hit record, “Mother-In-Law.”  Along the way, Deacon John has collected a few stories as you can imagine as well as the stories behind the songs, which made his 2015 NAMM Oral History interview one of the most compelling.