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Musical duo from Rocky Mountain foothills to perform in Canora

Talented duo looking forward to performing in Canora and making new friends.
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Over The Moon, a root/swing duo from Longview, Alberta, inspired to a large degree by their ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills, will be performing at the Canora Composite School on November 16. / Over The Moon

For the first time in almost two years, the Stars for Saskatchewan Concert Series presented by the Canora Arts Council is returning to Canora.

Kicking off the 2021/22 series of three concerts will be Over The Moon. This Longview, Alberta swing duo are total immersed in real cowboy country, according to a release. When you set up home in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, it’s inevitable there will be a strong sense of place- and the rhythms of the land when you start to make music.

The couple’s debut album, Moondancer, was mostly written and recorded on the ranch where they live, and the resonances are there for all to hear, reflecting the pulse of life living in a territory that is rugged and beautiful. It’s a wild ride from 40s western swing to Appalachian old-time, to cowboy blues, all featuring their meant-to-be vocals and a wide array of acoustical instruments. Suanne and Craig treat their audiences like a living room full of close friends coming over for a night of music and fun stories.

Chatting with people after shows is a highlight for them, and at most shows, they end up leaving town with a big load of new friends. They’re very down to earth, rural people, and their music is uncluttered, simple, and sweet, concluded the release.

The second concert in the series will feature Blue Moon Marque, a duo which currently makes their home in an island shack off the Salish Sea in British Columbia. A.W. Cardinal and Jasmine Colette (a.k.a “Badlands Jass”) write and perform original compositions influenced by early blues, swing and ragtime artists, and are scheduled to take to the stage in Canora on March 4.

The final concert of the season brings The Bromantics to Canora, a Saskatchewan six-piece that performs a tribute to the 50s. They also perform original music following similar chord progressions, in making use of warm brass instruments in combination with vintage guitar tones. The Bromantics will be in concert at Canora Composite School on March 16.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is required for entry to each performance, as required by the Government of Saskatchewan Public Health Order.