Goodnight Blue Moon
Blending rich vocal harmonies with lush orchestrations, Goodnight Blue Moon has created a sound that is steeped in tradition, yet entirely current. Founded in New Haven, CT by husband and wife duo, Erik Elligers and Nancy Matlack, and longtime friend, Mathew Crowley, the band now includes of some of the most talented musicians in the state, adding strings and horns to a familiar folk outfit. GNBM is known for their energetic, honest, and dynamic live performances, offering a refreshing take on traditional Americana roots music.
Awarded Best Roots Act in the 2016 New England Music Awards, and Best Folk/Traditional Act in the 2013 Connecticut Music Awards, Goodnight Blue Moon has cemented their place as one of New England's premier groups. They have shared the stage with folk heavyweights Hurray for the Riff Raff, Spirit Family Reunion, Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, and Mother Falcon among others, in addition to creating a diverse and devoted following of their own. Goodnight Blue Moon has been regularly featured on Connecticut Public Radio's Where We Live and NEXT with John Dankosky. Their festival credits include CT Folk Festival, LAUNCH Music Festival, MUSIKFEST, Podunk Bluegrass Festival, I AM Festival and Block Island Music Festival. Goodnight Blue Moon is currently working on their third studio album, a follow up to their critically acclaimed 2014 release, A Girl I Never Met.
Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club
Stefanie Austin and the Palomino Club (Bio)
Stefanie Austin and the Palomino Club is an Americana band based out of New Haven, C.T. Their influences are pulled from many genres, but listening to their songs, you can hear that Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, and Merle Haggard have had an impact on their sound.
Singer/Songwriter, Stefanie Austin had always been a solo act. Earlier in 2017 she decided to do something she had never done before-play with a band. The Woodbridge, C.T. home Austin shares with her husband, Hoss, has a barn nicknamed “The Palomino Club”. It has been a place for local musicians, friends, and family to congregate and hear new music in an intimate DIY setting.
Band Members include, but are not limited to:
Stefanie Austin- Lead vocals and Guitar
Hoss Austin- Bass
Ant Frosolone- Drums
Ryan Hull- Lead Guitar
Tiffany Ballero- Harmonica and Back-up vocals
A motley collection of reformed band geeks, Noble Dust fills festivals and tiny living rooms alike with their dynamic, lyrically-driven progressive folk pop. Their thoughtfully-crafted backdrops, ethereal vocal harmonies, and intricate horn melodies culminate to create a sound that is at the same time otherworldly and familiar. The group released their eponymous debut EP in December of 2015 and has since shared the stage with Dietrich Strause & Zachariah Hickman, Adam Ezra Group, Session Americana, The Appleseed Collective, and Ian Fitzgerald. Noble Dust received a grant from Club Passim's Iguana Music Fund to complete their first full length album, And The Tide Rises released in April 2018.