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Over the Moon set to land at the Empress

Longview’s roots/swing duo Over the Moon are making their way to the Empress Theatre on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell are award-winning musicians who discovered their near-perfect vocal blend when Bignell played percussion on a record for Levesque’s previous band, The Travelling Mabels.

The two fell in love, got married and started making music together.

Their life together on a ranch in Alberta’s foothills provides their music with a strong sense of place, reflecting the pulse of life lived in a territory that’s both dirt-hard rugged and beautiful.

Their music is a wild ride, from 1940s western swing and Appalachian old-time to cowboy blues, all featuring their meant-to-be vocals and an array of acoustic instruments.

Simple and sweet, a common thread is woven through their material that speaks of the Canadian west.

Their first album, Moondancer, was released in 2017 and reflects the beautiful two-part harmony style they are best known for.

Most of the songs are original and tell stories of life lived in southern Alberta’s ranching country.

The title song, Moondancer was given to them by their artist and ranching neighbour Ian Tyson.

Their second album, Chinook Waltz, was released in 2021 and was nominated for a Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year in 2022.

About their songs, Roots Music Canada says, “Some might call it country music, some might call it bluegrass or western, but we know that with its accomplished songwriting, fantastic harmonies and great arrangements, it’s just darned good music.”

Tickets to see Over the Moon at the Empress are available at macleodempress.com, by calling 403-553-4404 or at the Box Office on Main Street.

For more information, contact the Empress Theatre at 403-553-4404 or info@macleodempress.com.

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