Manic Productions Presents:
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, Toy Soldiers
Goodnight Blue Moon
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
This event is 21 and over
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons (Providence, RI) draw musically from the sounds of classic country, folk, and rock n' roll, while the highly literate lyrical content takes the listener down roads never before travelled. Fletcher's story-driven tales of life's losing end are balanced by those that search for redemption in a mixed-up world that blends the 19th century seamlessly with the present day. Their sophomore effort *White Lighter* has propelled them to great critical acclaim and an invitation to the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.
Toy Soldiers love a good song and dance. The lively & hard-working Philadelphia 5-piece have spent the past five years playing hundreds of shows, bringing their soulful brand of rock n' roll music to dive bars, festival stages and theaters all over the USA. And with the impending release of their second full-length, The Maybe Boys (produced by Bill Moriarty [Dr. Dog, Man Man]), they have no intention of slowing their roll. Named one of the “Top Bands to Watch in 2013” by USA Today, Toy Soldiers will continue to spread the music and inevitable good times well into 2013 and beyond.
Goodnight Blue Moon
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.