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.
The Split Coils
The Split Coils are the current brain child of songwriter/ multi instrumentalist J.Russell (Hot Rod Circuit, Diamond J and the Rough). Joined by his wife Katelyn Russell on percussion and harmony, Joseph Ballaro on Bass guitar and Jon Scerbo on Drums.
The songs (it's all about the songs) are a straight forward mix of Rock and Roll, Soul and Country. Independently recorded and produced at home.
We are in the process of finishing a record this summer (2017). Keep an eye out for songs on band camp.
Roses Wild is a New Haven, C.T. based band, led by Stefanie Austin, with members from Stefanie Austin and the Palomino Club, Goodnight Blue Moon, and The Split Coils. The band is born out of hopes of empowering people and ourselves to have a damn good time.
Stefanie Austin: lead vocals/rhythm guitar
Nancy Matlack: bass/banjo/vocals
Katelyn Russell: drums/vocals
Tiffany Ballaro: harmonica/percussion/vocals