Moody Fuqua on Booking Ethics and Saturday's Benefit for Carlin Stulz
Fuqua has logged plenty of time as a local musician, and talent buyer, most recently for the stage at Crown and Harp, who are getting ready to host a benefit Saturday night for one of Fuqua's inspirations in the local community, Carlin Stultz.
Moody Fuqua is a fascinating name! It paints a bit of an intimidating picture to the wayward stranger.
Ha. I've gotten shit for years for my name. Anyway, it's a family name. My mother's maiden name is Moody, her father's name was Alvin Scheler Moody, and my full name is Alvin Moody Fuqua. I've gone by Moody since I was born.
Was there a particular experience that inspired you to be a part of all this? Maybe a specific person, venue, show?
People who have had a major influence on me and who have allowed me to pick their brains are Richard Winfield, Chelsea Callahan, Kris Youmans, Carlin Stulz and Commander Iskander.
Saturday at Crown and Harp is all about Carlin Stultz!
I'm delighted and thrilled to be hosting it at Crown & Harp. Now it's time to come together as a community and support one of our own. With the ridiculous cost of health care these days anything helps. Donate what you can. Every bit counts. It takes a supportive community to keep a community. If you can't make the benefit, you can still make an online contribution here: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/3Zk32.
How did you end up interested in music?
I've always been obsessed with music. I remember creating an instrument in grade school made with a Parkay butter tub and rubber bands. When I was 13, my mom bought me an old Teisco guitar, and I wrote Moodocaster on the headstock in a black Sharpie. I still have it to this day. My older brothers and cousin greatly influenced my variety in taste for music. I vividly remember Eddie Vedder pirating the radio, and I recorded it for several hours. He played NWA's "Fuck the Police". My likes are eclectic. I don't stick to certain genres. I believe there are 2 types of music: good and bad. In the early 90's, I spent time in Deep Ellum and was fortunate enough to be exposed to the vibrant local music scene as a teenager.
I know you spent some time playing in the band The Push...any other bands?
When I was 13, a group of classmates and I formed our first band. It was a Nirvana cover band called the 5 Blind Hobbits consisting of Taylor Young, Geoff Walp, and Michael Beard. I took off several years and started playing again in my early 20's in a band called the Sudberrys, a garage-rock nuggets style band. A few years later, Taylor Young hooked me up with Ryan Fitzgerald and I joined The Push. It was a great honor. We were fortunate enough to open for St. Vincent at The Granada before she became famous. Thank you, Kris Youmans.