Sat, Feb 18|
Blue Moon Marquee LIVE
A special send off show! Blue Moon Marquee are heading out for a 7 week tour of Australia and then back to Europe! Special guest, C.J. Lee!
Time & Location
Feb 18, 8:00 p.m.
Crofton, 1534 Joan Ave, Crofton, BC V0R 1R0, Canada
About the event
Blue Moon Marquee writes and performs original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) have played for a vast gamut of crowds at jazz clubs, Lindy Hop dance halls, folk venues, blues haunts, hospitals, prisons, markets, motorcycle joints, dive bars and prestigious festival stages.
Colette not only commands the upright bass but also brings the rhythm with her feet on a custom foot drum kit, all while singing in her signature honey-dipped tone. Cardinal’s distinctive and soulful vocals barrel out like a raging bull while his guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz-tinged blues.
Currently, they are up for 4 Maple Blues Awards - Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Producer of the Year, Acoustic Act of the Year and will perform live at the awards in Toronto.
Their new album 'Scream, Holler & Howl' hit #1 on the charts and was shortlisted for a Grammy nomination.
They are also nominated for a Blues Music Award in the USA for Emerging Act of the Year and will be heading down to Memphis for the award ceremony in May.
The result of 9 years of rigorous touring, crisscrossing Europe and North America, is a distinct energy and style from this acclaimed duo. Carving a path through blues, jazz, jump jive, folk, country, swing, and Indigenous soul with an authentic spirit, their sound does not idle easily in one certain category. It stomps and struts through the wilds, conjuring a blend where Howlin’ Wolf tangos with Django, Earnest Tubb shoots firecrackers with Cab Calloway, and Memphis Minnie throws dice with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
Their gift is bringing all these elements together without anything sounding out of step. They collect the roots and smoothly braid them with lyrics that often touch on the underbelly of society, woven with elements of Indigenous storytelling and poetic cadence.
"Blue Moon Marquee has its own completely original style. Modern Blues doesn't really get any better than this. This is a tremendous sound by a hugely talented duo” says American Roots UK.
"They are poised for worldwide recognition in a brilliant and unique genre-bending ride through American blues and folk, Gypsy jazz, Native American themes, jump blues, swing and more." - Duke Robillard (Roomful of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds), Award-winning guitar player and producer.
See you there!
Call the pub for reservations at 250.324.2245