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Blue Moon Marquee ‘Hard Times Hit Parade’ – WATCH

 October 19, 2021

By  ExoticDJ

Blue Moon Marquee is currently working on their upcoming album ‘Scream Holler & Howl’, a collaboration with co-producer Duke Robillard (Roomful of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds) expected to be released in the spring of 2022.

A.W. Cardinal and Jasmine Colette (a.k.a. ‘Badlands Jass’) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Influenced by early blues, swing, jazz and ragtime, 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 poetic 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 several 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 blues, jazz, swing, and old-timey honky-tonk. Blue Moon Marquee's passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry is their trademark and it's something that enthralls audiences from back-room bars to festival stages, to velvet-seated theatres.

They have released four full-length albums of their original compositions: 'Bare Knuckles & Brawn' (2019), 'Gypsy Blues' (2016), 'Lonesome Ghosts' (2014), 'Stainless Steel Heart' (2013), and one online E.P., 'Last Dollar'. Their last album, 'Bare Knuckles & Brawn', charted in both Blues and Jazz genres on the Earshot National Roots and Blues charts. The group has appeared on many radio stations around the world, including a half-hour special/interview on Holger Petersen's Blues Hour for CBC Canada National Radio.

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