(Halifax ) Manitoba folk trio Red Moon Road hits the road this summer, bringing their unique brand of storytelling roots music to Canada’s East Coast with festival and show dates in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, kicking off August 1 in English Harbour, NL.
Their performances are packed full of wit and charm as they chat with the audience between songs and their haunting folk tunes will stay with listeners long after the show is over.
Since its release, the band’s latest album, Sorrows & Glories, continues to receive significant international airplay and has garnered national charting on the earshot Folk/Roots/Blues charts, and on the Stingray Canada Folk Roots Blues chart. This summer, the band is taking its music to venues throughout the East Coast, including the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival in St. John’s Aug 4-6, Lunenburg Folk Festival Aug 10-13 and The Carleton Music Bar & Grill in Halifax Aug 16.
Red Moon Road 2017 East Coast Tour Dates:
Aug 1 - English Harbour Arts Centre - English Harbour, NL - www.englishharbourartsassociation.com
Aug 2 - Julia Ann Walsh Center - Norris Point, NL
Aug 3 - Swirsky’s Theatre and Music Hall - Corner Brook, NL - www.swirskys.com
Aug 4 - 6 - Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival - St John’s, NL - http://nlfolk.com/
Aug 8 - The Citadel House - Lewisport, NL - www.thecitadehouse.com
Aug 10 -13 - Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival - Lunenburg, NS - https://www.folkharbour.com/
Aug 15 - Seawind Landing - Charlos Cove (Guysborough County), NS - https://www.seawindlanding.ca/summer-tunes-at-seawind-2017/
Aug 16 - Carleton Music Bar & Grill - Halifax, NS - www.thecarleton.ca
Stream “Sorrows & Glories” on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/red-moon-road
ABOUT RED MOON ROAD:
The path towards the new Red Moon Road album, ‘Sorrows and Glories’, began with a shattered leg, a cancelled tour and a long 2000 km trip home. Luckily, the Winnipeg folk trio is known for surviving adversity, spinning stories into songs and, more often, breaking hearts with stunning musicianship.
Red Moon Road, formed in 2012 by Daniel Jordan, Sheena Rattai and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner, are now fully healed and returned from a year of extensive and adventure filled touring across seven countries in Europe and North America. ‘Sorrows and Glories’ (their third album, released in Fall 2015) has already spent three weeks at number one on the Earshot! National Folk/Roots/Blues Charts and has delighted listeners world wide.
Sorrows and Glories was recorded by producer/engineer/Juno recipient, David Travers-Smith (Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody) and award winning producer/player Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Steve Bell) and delivers the band’s finest songwriting to date. Spanning a wide range of genres, from a Beatles-esque pop song, Words of the Walls, which muses the storied past of an iconic apartment block, to Beauty in These Broken Bones, a full-on spiritual backed by a star-studded choir, the three collaborative yet distinct writers frame immaculately crafted songs with original and innovative instrumental work. With tastes of Albertan country, Parisian aires, banjo driven anthems and the tradition folk storytelling in a Canadiana style, the music carries the stories as compellingly as the lyrics.
Live, Red Moon Road makes a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. In an impressive well-choreographed show, bordering on spectacle, the trio incorporates impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split entertainingly but pragmatically between two band members and an acoustic guitar rigged to also be a bass. A moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ, and subtle technological wizardry whirls as the unmistakable soulful voice of one of Canada’s premiere songstresses floats above it all. Honed in house concerts and main stage festival appearances alike, Red Moon Road is a tapestry of song, masterful storytelling and spontaneous repartee woven seamlessly into something truly exceptional.
One of the most exciting folk groups to come out of Canada in recent years, Red Moon Road brings an irresistible blend of energy, charm, storytelling, and musical virtuosity to their songs that makes you want to hear them again and again. Jackie Morris, FolkWorks
Red Moon Road are:
Vocals, Percussion, keys / Sheena Rattai
Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin / Daniel Jordan
Vocals, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, keys / Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner