Blue Moon Marquee Matinee Show

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:00pm
Black Sheep Pub, 164 Water Street

Here's a unique show you DO NOT WANT TO MISS! 

Canadian Maple Blues Award Nominees for best new artist (2017) make their debut at The Black Sheep!

For info call 709.682.7162

Live Blues, swing, Jazz, ragtime guaranteed to make you move!

Here's what they say about Blue Moon Marquee!

"Gypsy Blues (their latest album) plucks the danger from a Tom Waits melody, dances it a little further over the line with dark magic, teases the rhythms & and raises a toast to back alley Jazz" The Alternate Route

"Whiskey soaked Cab Calloway" Blues Matters UK

"The spirits of Memphis Minnie, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bukka White and many others haunt the musical offerings of Blue Moon Marquee." - BC Musician

"Blue Moon Marquee have their own completely original style. Modern Blues doesn't really get any better than this. This is a tremendous sound by a hugely talented duo who have found a way to update an ages-old musical genre for the new century whilst remaining true to their roots and the genre originators" American Roots UK.

Appreciated for their authenticity, Blue Moon Marquee have been nominated for a Maple Blues Award as the best new artist of the year, 2016. The duo was also the most requested band for the 2016 TD International Jazz Festival circuit across Canada.

Blue Moon Marquee is primarily a live duo with the energy and sound of a full band. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin' Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Memphis Minnie, and Django Reinhardt are deeply infused in the soul of their music.

Their songs have a heavy dose of atmosphere and texture with a penchant for poet characters and gritty settings. It is this connection to the working class that draws so many people to their music, crossing many of the usual genre, age and cultural bounds. Most importantly, they make every song their own. 

After four years of playing together, the group has developed a distinct, personal voice that can be heard in each song. The result is an infectious mix of early blues, jazz, country, and popular songs with a contemporary and relevant feel, which is highly listenable and great for dancing. Blue Moon Marquee's passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry is their trademark, and the way Colette's tones lift A.W.'s mystique is something that enthrals audiences from backroom bars to festival stages to the velvet seated theatres.