Red Moon Road closes Sud­bury se­ries


“Im­pec­ca­ble song­writ­ing. Mas­ter­ful story-telling. Three part har­monies. Mod­ern Cana­dian roots.”

Im­pres­sive ac­co­lades for Red Moon Road. The 2018 Out Of The Cold Con­cert Se­ries will host the up and com­ing group on Sun­day, Nov. 18, at St. An­drews Place, 111 Larch St., as the fi­nal con­cert in the se­ries.

The show will fea­ture three highly en­gag­ing artists equally at home in a great va­ri­ety of styles in­clud­ing folk, gospel, folk-rock, neo-tra­di­tional, old-time jazz or folk-pop.

Red Moon Road makes a much big­ger sound than one would ex­pect from a trio.

The band comes from Win­nipeg, Man., and con­sists of multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist and vo­cal­ist Sheena Rat­tai, a gifted, soul­ful singer who also plays snare drums and pi­ano; Daniel Jor­dan, who pro­vides ex­cel­lent ac­com­pa­ni­ment on acous­tic gui­tars and bass drum; and Daniel Pelo­quin-Hopfner, who plays a rous­ing mandolin, along with banjo, pi­ano, lap­steel, acous­tic and elec­tric gui­tars to fill out their lush sound.

This folk/roots three­some has two al­bums to their credit, the lat­est be­ing Sor­rows and Glo­ries, which spent spent six weeks on the na­tional Earshot! Folk/Roots charts. They have toured through­out Canada and the U.S. in re­cent years, pro­mot­ing their mu­sic and gath­er­ing loyal fans along the way.

Rat­tai and the two Daniels have been a huge hit at mu­sic fes­ti­vals across the con­ti­nent.

“An in­stant favourite of mine, this band has been win­ning hearts and ears wher­ever they go. It’s no won­der — their mu­sic could travel any­where, from camp­fire to con­cert hall, be­com­ing the con­stant com­pan­ion that you can’t wait to in­tro­duce your friends to. Their straight up folksy take feels si­mul­ta­ne­ously old-fash­ioned and thor­oughly mod­ern,” says Ta­mara Kater of Folk Mu­sic Canada.

Jackie Mor­ris, a free­lancer writer for FolkWorks of south­ern Cal­i­for­nia, de­scribes Red Moon Road as “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, story-telling, and mu­si­cal vir­tu­os­ity to their songs that makes you want to hear them again and again.

“With won­der­ful melodies punc­tu­ated by spot-on har­monies and up­beat rhythms, their sec­ond al­bum, Sor­rows and Glo­ries, is as re­fresh­ingly orig­i­nal as it is invit­ing; as ideal for care­ful lis­ten­ing as it is for just driv­ing in your car and not mind­ing the traf­fic so much …there is no doubt about it: Red Moon Road is on the rise.”

Chris Frayer, artis­tic di­rec­tor of the pres­ti­gious Win­nipeg Folk Fes­ti­val had this to say about the band: “If there was MVP for an artist at this year’s 2016 fes­ti­val, it would go to Red Moon Road. The band wowed our au­di­ences and got stand­ing ova­tions on sev­eral oc­ca­sions through­out the week­end.”


The 2018 Out Of The Cold Con­cert Se­ries will host Red Moon Road on Sun­day, Nov. 18, at St. An­drews Place, 111 Larch St., as the fi­nal con­cert in the se­ries.

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