Blue Moon Marquee is a swingin’ blues band born of the wild rose country, Alberta, Canada. They currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea.
While they often perform as a trio or quartet, Blue Moon Marquee is primarily a live duo with the energy and sound of a full band. Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass but also brings the swing with her feet on the kick drum, snare and high hat, all while singing harmonies. Cardinal is of the screaming and hollering blues tradition with distinctive thick and smoky vocals that barrel out like a raging bull. His guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz-tinged blues.
Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Memphis Minnie, and Django Reinhardt are deeply infused in the soul of their music.
In 2021,The Canadian Folk Music Awards nominated them for Songwriter of the Year, the Western Canadian Music Awards nominated them for Blues Artist of the Year and, they were selected to participate in the International Indigenous Music Summit’s documentary series “Giiwewizh” (To Carry Home) which premiered in June 2021.