What You Don't Know
Moodras is a five piece improvisationally based band with multiple lead and harmony vocalists, dual lead guitar players, raging Hammond/keyboard player, and a bass player with a melodic, thundering bottom end. Sweet ballads compliment the rippin' guitar and keyboard instrumentals. What's a Moodra? It comes from the Sanskrit word mudra, which has many different meanings, one of which is 'a hand position used during meditation.' Fans say their sound has elements of Grateful Dead, Steely Dan & Counting Crows, but they don't really sound just like anybody. Their musical influences are; Allman Brothers, Joni Mitchell, Jefferson Airplane, Dylan & Zappa, along with Genesis, Floyd, Phish, etc. What stands out at a Moodras show is their talented array of vocals. Nearly every song has captivating vocals with various combinations of 2-, and 3-part harmonies. The drums add a solid backbone of intricate poly-rhythms and great danceable backbeats.