Tod Moses

Blue Beetle Cover

We are so excited to announce the newest Tod Moses project 'Blue Beetle'.

Blue Beetle is an album concept that involves Blues covers of classic songs, originally performed by the Kings of the British Invasion.  The project involves local Vermont and New Hampshire based musicians, as well as a few friends from Tod's days back in the Rust Belt. 

The cast of characters includes; Bow Thayer, members of The Gully Boys, The Moores, the Red Hat Band, Rich Meijer, Ted Mortimer of Dr. Burma, Chris Steiner of Time Machine, Joe Hogler and Tod Moses & Chris Whitehouse of Fujita 5.

The best part is that all profits go to benefit Norris Cotton Cancer Center at DHMC

Click Here To Purchase Your Blue Beetle CD

You can also find your CD locally (Upper Connecticut River Valley) at Bear Hollow Vintage Guitars at 345 Miracle Mile in Lebanon NH and Blue Mountain Guitar at 5 Airport Rd. in West Lebanon NH

To Stream Samples and Find Out More, Check out the Blue Beetle Music Page

Here is the text from the Valley News Article dated 9/18/14

By David Corriveau
Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, September 18, 2014
(Published in print: Thursday, September 18, 2014)

Tod Moses already was planning to record a blues-tinged CD of Beatles covers to benefit the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Then it became personal.

“A few weeks after I picked the cause from my top two choices, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer myself,” Moses, who leads the band Fujita 5, said last week. “It was kind of a weird confluence of events. It’s been a karmic sort of thing.”

During a release party on Friday night at 7:30 at Freight House Hall (formerly the Tupelo Music Hall) in downtown White River Junction, Moses and Fujita 5 drummer Chris Whitehouse will perform songs from the new CD, Blue Beetle, in concert with an all-star lineup of Upper Valley musicians and ensembles, several of which contributed to the album. Those performers will include Bow Thayer, Ted Mortimer of Dr. Burma, the Gully Boys, Barson Bartholomew of The Moores, the Red Hat Band, Rich Meijer, Chris Steiner of the Time Machine and Joe Hogler. Profits from sale of the album, and proceeds from the concert, will go to research into and treatment of cancer at the center.

“The idea was, ‘How about I do an album with a bunch of my friends?’ ” Moses said. “Every track makes a point of mixing talent from different groups and seeing what comes out.”

And why covers of the Beatles?

“I was born in 1962,” Moses said. “Once (the CD) became a fundraiser idea, then I knew. There was this moment where everything coalesced in my brain.”

Along with the Fab Four’s mega-hits, expect the musicians to perform the likes of A Hard Day’s Night, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Tax Man, I Want You (She’s So Heavy) and Dear Prudence.

“Getting people to commit to a benefit concert wasn’t that hard,” said Moses, an Ohio native who moved to the Upper Valley in the mid-1990s from Nashville, and performed, wrote, produced and engineered for two different bands before forming Fujita 5 in 2013. “Getting people’s schedules together was another matter.”

Not to mention his own: Moses, who said his family has a history of prostate cancer, will undergo surgery at DHMC in late October or early November.

“The good news — and part of the awareness message that I’m trying to get out — is that we caught it very early,” he concluded, “giving me time to get some work and this project done.”.

Admission is $50 a person to the Blue Beetle Concert benefiting the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, which will start at 7:30 Friday night at Freight House Hall in White River Junction. The neighboring Elixir restaurant and Big Fatty’s BBQ will donate a portion of dinner bills for concert ticketholders to the cancer center.