Goodnight Blue Moon is an indie-folk band from New Haven, Connecticut that has been playing together since 2009. Instrumentation includes cello, violin, mandolin, guitar, banjo, upright bass, trumpet, and drums, which support rich vocal harmonies. Their style ranges from Americana and bluegrass-based traditional folk to through-composed and orchestrated pop.
Goodnight Blue Moon includes guitarist and singer, Erik Elligers (Pencilgrass, Mountain Movers), singer and mandolin player, Mathew Crowley (Dudley Farm String Band), Nancy Matlack Elligers on cello and banjo, Sean Elligers on trumpet and vocals, and Carl Testa (Uncertainty Music Series) on upright bass. The group recently added Vicki Wepler on violin, Nick D’Errico on drums, and Sean Milnes on banjo. This latest rendition of the group may get a bit crowded on stage, but the new line-up is the most energetic and full sounding yet.
GNBM released How Long, their first full length record, in March, 2012. Recorded in Lyric Hall Antiques and Restoration and their apartment, the new album includes mostly originals and also features a full string section on several songs. The group was recently featured on Connecticut Public Radio’s “Where We Live” program.
In their previous two visits to the Performance Space the band has played as a quartet with acoustic guitar, mandolin, cello and upright bass. This time they will bring their expanded ensemble.
The music starts at 8 PM and the cover charge is $5. The Best Video Coffee & Wine Bar will be open, serving specialty coffees, wine and beer.
Check out Goodnight Blue Moon performing in the studios of Connecticut Public Radio:
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:
•Wednesday, Dec. 5. APOCALYPTIC POP: THE GRIMM GENERATION
• Thursday, Dec. 6. WORLD MUSIC/PSYCHEDELIC: SUPER TRANCE
• Sunday, Dec. 9. KIDS’ HOLIDAY MATINEE
• Wednesday, Dec. 12. ELECTRIC ROCK: HAPPY ENDING featuring Best Video’s RICHARD BROWN & HANK HOFFMAN
• Thursday, Dec. 13. POP PUNK: NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION
• Wednesday, Dec. 19. CARIBBEAN/FOLK: MIMOSA
• Thursday, Dec. 20. ROCKABILLY: BIG FAT COMBO