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. With songs that range from americana and bluegrass-based traditional folk to through-composed and orchestrated pop, Goodnight Blue Moon’s style is eclectic, thoughtful, and danceable at the same time.
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 and Nick D’Errico on drums. 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.
Goodnight Blue Moon playing their song “The Old Man and the Sea” at this past spring’s Daffodil Festival in Meriden:
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:
• Wednesday, Sept. 11. INDIE FOLK: GOODNIGHT BLUE MOON
• Thursday, Sept. 12. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ANNE MARIE MENTA
• Wednesday, Sept. 25. BLUEGRASS: RAGWEED
• Thursday, Sept. 26. CARIBBEAN MUSIC: LUKE RODNEY
• Wednesday, Oct. 23. CLASSICAL: RAVENNA MICHALSEN & ALEXANDER SMITH
• Wednesday, Nov. 6. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ESTHER GOLTON