Trouvere started in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he played the local indie circuit including house shows and venues like Speaker Tree Records, Lynchstock Music Festival and The Wine and Garlic Festival.
During that time Trouvere's first ep, Saint Luna was recorded, but released just as he moved to WNC.
During his time here in NC, Trouvere has been recording and working on his first full length album, Conventional Comforts, which he have been slowly releasing over the course of the year as singles.
The Collect Pond is the name under which singer-songwriter Danny Moffat produces and self-releases his own music. The Collect Pond is named after a geographical location in New York, NY where The Collect Pond started. Moffat chose the name “The Collect Pond” for his own music since the imagery of an oasis in the city seemed fitting, as recording and self-expression offered a similar kind of respite, a way to cope with the tenseness that permeates New York life. Also, a “Collect Pond” creates a co-existing mix of species in one ecosystem, or musically speaking, a myriad of influences and styles under one name.