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.