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.
Photo credit: Adventures in Music Productions (January 2016)
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"Their instrumentation is as varied as their influences with songs that utilize such tools as banjo, trumpet, cello, violin, and upright bass as accompaniments. Not to mention some seriously killer vocal arrangements reminiscent of such classic harmonizers like Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills & Nash." Chip McCabe (Advocate Weekly, CT.com)
"Tremendously popular and emotionally moving Americana band." Christopher Arnott (scribblers.us)"
"What impresses about Goodnight Blue Moon is that this eclectic pop, which in the 1960s would have required the guiding hand of a producer and the big bucks backing of a major label, is a handmade D.I.Y. project. It’s the best of two pop worlds — the determinedly human scale sensibility of the indie scene coupled with the arranging and performing skills of musical professionals." Hank Hoffman (Arts Council of Greater New Haven)