Blue Moon Marquee shares new single, “Scream, Holler & Howl”

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Blue Moon Marquee are ready to “Scream, Holler & Howl” with the release of their soul-shoutin’ new single

Multi-award-winning Canadian roots-blues duo Blue Moon Marquee have unveiled their single, “Scream, Holler & Howl.”

Bursting with a loose, let-it-all-hang-out kind of groove, the song is the opening and title track of their forthcoming album set for release this September 9th via their own label, Blue Moon Marquee Music.

“”Music is a release, and we encourage expression of the spirit with this tune,” co-front A.W. Cardinal says. “It’s a song to honour what music provides for so many — an escape.” 

“We have written many esoteric, dark songs,” co-front Jasmine Colette adds. “This was a surrender to a fun, goes-down-easy, hard-hitting groove tune about the ultimate: to love, and be loved.” 

Recorded live to tape, “Scream, Holler & Howl” captures their most sophisticated collection of songs yet — all while blazing forward with a full band featuring some of Canada’s finest veteran players. Recorded at Vancouver, BC’s Afterlife Studios, and produced by the band with multi-Blues Music Award-winner Duke Robillard and Erik Nielsen, both the song and its namesake album shine a bright spotlight on the prodigious talents of Cardinal’s vocals and guitar, and Colette’s upright bass and vocals alongside guests Darcy Phillips, Jerry Cook, Matt Pease, Paul Pigat, Bonnie Northgraves, and Señor Erik; Robillard adds his stellar legendary guitar work on several tracks, too.

Check out “Scream, Holler & Howl” below, and find out more about the Blue Moon Marquee via our mini-interview.

First off, care to introduce yourselves to our readers?

Al Cardinal & Jazz Colette.

We are both originally from Alberta, Canada.

Jazz grew up in the Badlands and Al in Rocky Mountain House.

We first met playing in punk and rock and roll bands in our youth.

Both of us left home young and we didn’t see each other for years before reuniting in Vancouver in 2012 to record Al’s second solo album ‘Stainless Steel Heart’

On the side, Jazz enjoys creating textile art, painting, and gardening. She is a dancer, cinephile, and lover of flora and fauna.

Al designs and builds vintage motorcycles. He is well versed in mechanics and design. It is not uncommon to find him working on vintage amps and guitars.

They both love to write, cook up fresh-caught crab, and ride the hills of Coast Salish Territory.

What’s the best part of living in Cowichan Valley, British Columbia?

All the incredible local, organic farms and stunning natural landscape of the West Coast. The climate is glorious for growing and we have a lush garden of medicinal herbs and flowers, fruits and vegetables.

We love getting out on the water… there are lakes, 3 rivers, and the ocean all within 30 min of our little cabin.

We have a small tin boat, Romeo’s Ghost, and enjoy fishing and exploring throughout the Salish Sea.

Tell me about the last thing that made you Scream, Holler & Howl?

The overturning of Roe v Wade, having a whale breach about 15 ft from our little boat while we were fishing the other day, Dwight Yoakam.

Who was the first artist to knock you sideways?

Al – Blind Willie Johson

Jazz – Ray Charles

What’s the one album by a Canadian artist that everyone should have in their collection?

Jazz – Sugar Brown – Poor Lazarus and Leonard Cohen The Future

Al – Neil Young. – Harvest Moon

Upcoming Tour Dates:
July 14 @ The Knox, Parksville BC
July 15 @ Hermann’s Upstairs, Victoria BC
July 16 @ Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver BC
July 17 @ Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver BC
July 22 @ Lil Ronnies, Tofino BC
July 29 – 31 @ Kaslo Jazz Festival, Kaslo BC
August 19 @ Dream Cafe, Penticton BC
August 20 @ Winery, Kelowna BC
August 21 @ Winery, Kelowna BC
August 23 @ Revelstoke BC
August 24 @ Clearwater BC
August 26 @ Purple City Music Festival, Edmonton AB
September 9 @ The Old Church Theatre, Trenton ON
September 10 @ Southside Shuffle, Mississauga ON
November 26 @ Lil Ronnies, Tofino BC
November 27 @ Lil Ronnies, Tofino BC
March 12 (2023) @ Pender Harbour Blues Festival, Pender Harbour BC
April 5 (2023) @ DaysArts Club, Daysland AB
April 6 (2023) @ Olds Kiwanis Club, Olds AB

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