Blue Moon rising at Char’s Landing

Tickets are $15 ($10 in advance) on sale now at Char’s Landing or call 778-421-2427 to order by phone.

AW Cardinal and Jasmine Colette are Blue Moon Marquee

AW Cardinal and Jasmine Colette are Blue Moon Marquee.

Stemming from the Badlands of the Rocky Mountain prairies, Blue Moon Marquee is a self-styled gypsy blues band. These Victoria and Vancouver Jazz Fest veterans play Char’s Landing in uptown Port Alberni on Friday, Feb. 19 from 8–10 p.m.

This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, swing, and ragtime.

Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal while playing a jazz tinged blues guitar. Colette, aka Badlands Jass, is the rhythm section who not only commands the upright bass but also keeps the swing with both feet while singing harmonies.

Blue Moon Marquee’s passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry are their trademarks, and the way Colette’s angelic tones lift Cardinal’s beaten down “bukowski-esque” mystique is something that enthralls audiences from the back room bar to the public square.

Tickets are $15 ($10 in advance) on sale now at Char’s Landing or call 778-421-2427 to order by phone.

Char’s Landing is located in the converted white church at 4815 Argyle St., at Fifth Avenue.

 

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