Wild Child doesn’t want a place to hide. Song after song, town after town, they’ll wear their hearts ontheir sleeves,addicted to therush that only comes when thousands of strangers know all your secretsand sing them back to you, because they’re their secrets, too.
Wild Child’s third album Fools(outvia Dualtone Records) is an ambitious collection of lush pop that takes sad stories and transforms them into an ebullient love letter to the power of music and the art of living with yourself.
Wild Childhas built a sprawling grassroots following on the strength of high-spirited live shows that feel like self-contained joy benders, along with two precocious albums. 2011’s Pillow Talknotched four no. 1 singles on indie pulse monitor Hype Machine, spurred on by music bloggers who fell early and hard for the quirky group. 2013’s The Runaround upped the ante, making best-of lists and garneringglowing reviews and write-upsfrom NPR, Paste, Pop Matters, and many others.
Then Wild Child hit TV, performing on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and serving as the featured artists on CBS Saturday Morning. Since forming five years ago, Wild Child has gone from playing shows for nine people to selling out venues across North America and Europe. Not bad for an indie outfit who, up until now, has been thriving without radio spins or record label muscle.
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.