Badlands duo Blue Moon Marquee to take the stage at Fratters

Some smoky, Alberta-style “gypsy blues” music will be strummed this weekend in Red Deer.

Some smoky, Alberta-style “gypsy blues” music will be strummed this weekend in Red Deer.

The badlands duo Blue Moon Marquee will strike up some guitar, stand-up bass and a rhythm section on Saturday at Fratters Speakeasy.

Alberta native A.W. Cardinal returned to his home province in 2012 after living in Montreal and New York City. Here he met “Hoodoo Lady” Jasmine Colette, and the two formed a duo that’s influenced by the music of Charley Patton, Lonnie Johnson and Django Reinhardt.

With Cardinal singing, playing the guitar and harmonica, and Colette contributing vocals and performing on bass and kick drum, the two sound like a full band.

Blue Moon Marquee released the album Stainless Steel Heart, and shared stages with Bill Bourne, Madagascar Slim, David Gogo, Tanya Tagaq and many others at venues across the country — including the International Vancouver Jazz Festival.

For more information about the show, call Fratters at 403-356-0033.

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