Review – Red Moon Road

By: Heather Young

Album- Sorrows and Glories
Release Date- Sept.11th, 2015
Download Link – https://redmoonroad.bandcamp.com/ 
Genre- Folk/Roots

Winnipeg trio, Red Moon Road have just released their second full length album entitled “Sorrows and Glories”. Working with producers David Travers-Smith (Wailin’ Jenny’s/Ruth Moody) and Murray Pulver (Doc Walker/Steve Bell) Red Moon Road were able to create the most stunningly raw folk album I have heard in awhile.

“Sorrows and Glories” opens up with their first single “Beauty In These Broken Bones”. Right away you are made aware of the mind blowing vocal range you will be in for while enjoying this album. The track echoes this soothing gospel feel immediately taking you to another place. The entire album is chalked full of exceptional storytelling lyrics, each song another book. “Words of the Walls” is my personal favourite example of that as it details stories of an apartment, and all the different life cycles the walls see. “Sorrows and Glories” changes it up a bit showcasing the male vocals proving every member is equally and incredibly talented. And as if that isn’t already diverse enough for you, it closes with a track called “Rivière” done completely in French and a beautifully raw recording at that. It was a flawless way to close out the album leaving a long lasting impression on listeners.

I highly recommend you take a listen to “Sorrows and Glories” and check out Red Moon Road if you haven’t yet! Even if you aren’t a fan of folk music, everyone loves a good story and on this release you have twelve of them.

Rating: 4/5

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