Red Moon Road (Caroline Wintoniw)
You'll never guess where Red Moon Road got their name and you'll have to tune in to SCENE on Air to find out.
But this is a trio of three very strong singer-songwriters who have a knack for making things work. Daniel Jordan and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner share a love for the outdoors, and Sheena Rattai isn't afraid of nature either.
Apparently, the band got its start near the shores of a lake in Northwestern Ontario."We [the two Daniels] went sailing on this incredibly windy day and we tipped," explains Daniel Jordan. "It was so cold we couldn't get back to the cabin, so we were stranded in this other cabin that had a piano...we decided if we could survive this we could probably be in a band together."
Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner says part of why they get along so well is that they have the same values. "Making a priority of being out of the city and spending time out in nature, around a fire, there can be so much productivity happening as well, in that setting."
Sheena Rattai is the newest band member. "I grew up singing gospel and R & B and my idol was Mariah Carey when I was a kid," she admits. But clearly, she fits right in.
Red Moon Road has really carved a niche for themselves, especially through the Home Roots Concert series, doing house concerts. "We met a lot of really cool people and once we started doing house concerts, that opened my mind to a different way you could do music. There are some really amazing and generous people who open up their homes and they really love music, so there's this alternate venue that makes a lot of sense for the kind of music we're doing."
Don't miss Red Moon Road's EP release on Thursday March 28 at the West End Cultural Centre. Before that, have a listen to their interview with SCENE host Ismaila Alfa on Saturday March 23. The show airs every Saturday from 5 - 6 p.m. on CBC Radio One, 89.3 FM/990 AM/97.9 FM in Brandon.
Red Moon Road picks tunes for the open road.