w/ Country's Hot New Trio ''New Moon Junction''
Hosted by Kim Cyr
Presented by NOW and THEN Magazine
If you’re craving a bit of relief from the apprehension and uncertainty of our troubled times, New Moon Junction has just what you’re looking for.
Country's hot new trio New Moon Junction has released their second single as a group 'The Other Side Of Goodbye' that is already charting top 10 downloads on country radio. Hot off the heals of their debut single 'Real Good Kinda Thing', this incredible trio is delivering exactly what country fans have been waiting for with their dynamic harmonies and killer lyrics that bring us all back home.
With a sound that treads the line seamlessly between new and old school country, the Ontario-based trio of Barb Doran, Tamara Maddalen, and Matt Rogers, have come together at the perfect time to spread a bit of much-needed positive energy around.
There was no doubt that their debut single, ‘Real Good Kinda Thing’, was going to be a huge success with country fans across Canada and with country radio. The stories of life are the common thread with these three solo artists and the fans.
The need for some unbridled positivity was a primary factor in getting New Moon Junction off the ground originally, says Doran: “That was the idea right from the start. Typically, my music is quite serious – even depressing at times – but the great thing about the three of us together is that we very much focus on being positive and upbeat.”
Doran, an established recording artist in her own right, had been looking to make a change in recent years. “I liked the idea of an all-female band, but I wanted to do something different, so I was trying to find two men to work with instead.” Having little success finding the right mix of personalities for the project, however, soon after opening the door to both women and men she found Maddalen and then Rogers. “And when I heard their voices I was immediately like, oh my God, it’s them – no doubt,” she adds.
“We’re all passionate about songwriting, but also about serving the song and supporting each other in that process,” Maddalen adds. “There’s no ego here; we all just want to have fun, grow as songwriters, and see where this takes us.”
The first and most important step in establishing a viable musical partnership is finding like-minded individuals, each of whom brought something unique to the mix that challenges and complements the others; and clearly, New Moon Junction has nailed that part of the equation hands down.
All three are ‘musical lifers’, as Rogers puts it, but what they each have in common outside music is just as important as their shared love of writing, recording, and performing. While vocal and songwriting chops counted heavily in finding the right mix of players for New Moon Junction, being established in the music industry was far less important than being established in life. Period.
The commonality between us only deepens our personal and musical bonds and pushes us forward Rogers says: “That really is the feeling all the way around. We have respect for each other and the project and we’re established people who know what it means to work together with others to get things done.”
That fuels their commitment to the project, to the songwriting and recording process, and to what Maddalen describes as their common goal, “To grow as songwriters and singers, push ourselves out of our comfort zones and get better as artists.”
Although as New Moon Junction they’ve written numerous tunes together, given the challenges of recording safely, they wanted to ensure they’d found the ideal track to kick off the process with Multi-platinum selling producer, songwriter, and mixer Jeff Dalziel (Brett Kissel, Jim Cuddy, Lights, Chantal Kreviazuk).
''New Moon Junction strike it big for the second time with their new single ''The Other Side Of Goodbye'' is something we all can relate to at some point in our lives,'' says Kim Cyr, Editor in Chief for NOW and THEN Magazine, host of the International Music's Journey Podcast, and radio host/personality on 91.3 FM Bluewater Radio.
''New Moon Junction brings the authenticity about life and experiences we have all faced with a fresh new sound to country music,'' says Cyr. ''This country trio brings a cool perspective to songwriting and they deliver something truly magical with their harmonies. You are going to love the new single. I can't wait to hear the new music they are set to release in the next few months. If this is any indication of what this trio is capable of, we are in for a real treat in 2022. New Moon Junction is just getting started. Don't forget to check out the fun new music video below.''
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The Other Side of Goodbye
Real Good Kinda Thing Live
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