Red Moon Road makes a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. In an impressive well-choreographed show they incorporate impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split entertainingly between two band members, and an acoustic guitar rigged to also be a bass. A moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ, and subtle technological wizardry whirls as the unmistakable soulful voice of one of Canada’s premiere songstresses floats above it all. Honed in house concerts and main stage festival appearances alike, Red Moon Road is a tapestry of song, masterful storytelling and spontaneous banter, woven seamlessly into something truly exceptional.
Boxcar Campfire was originally created by Cousin Harley lead Paul Pigat as a way for him to “bring it down a bit”. It has since taken on a life of its own, with a new recording and a touring project that allows a more reflective and insular shade of Pigat’s creativity to come into play. Those with sharp ears will hear snatches of everything from Debussy to Jimmy Rogers blues inflections thrown into the mix, but — as always — the sounds Pigat creates are all his own. With long gone days of railroad steam trailing out back of his head as he sings of possums in the pot and holes in his heart, this music gets you in the mood to hit the open road.
Clinton Richardson is a “one man band” who replicates the full sound of an entire band using looping technology. He is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Edmonton who is ready to inspire and uplift his audience with his unique songs and performing style. With a sound that is often compared to Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz and Shawn Mendes, Clinton has been playing at events, concerts, markets, weddings and charities for the past seven years.
Hailing from Maple Ridge, B.C., Madeline Merlo is an award-winning artist, with four Top 15 singles under her belt, who has opened for Keith Urban, Dean Brody and Paul Brandt. After winning CCMA Rising Star in 2015 and BCCMA Female Artist of the Year two years in a row, Madeline released a series of successful singles including “Whatcha Wanna Do About It”, “War Paint”, which was the #1 Most Added country song in Canada in its debut week, and the soulful breakup ballad “Over & Over”. Her latest single, “Motel Flamingo,” is a vibrant, upbeat track that flew up the charts and landed in the Top 10 on Canadian Country Radio. Also a talented actress, in 2017 Madeline played lead role in the musical film Country Crush.
Madeline has always had eclectic taste, and in her music you’ll hear the influence of classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, R&B greats Etta James and Billie Holiday, and modern superstars such as Miranda Lambert. She is a champion of local artisans with a passion for promoting new designers and a free-spirited style that is as unique as her sound.