Tiger Moon Duo
Tiger Moon is a West Canadian folk duo. Boasting harmonious sounds, heartfelt melodies, and foot-stomping rhythms, this is a pair to be reckoned with. They perform with a guitar, mandolin, two sets of boots and two big, rich voices. Drawing their sound from traditional folk, Canadiana, soul and rock, they are a minimalist barn-burning band with syrup-soaked harmonies.
Tiger Moon Quad
Tiger Moon is a name that is quickly becoming synonymous with blue-collar touring schedules and hard work in Canada’s music industry. Led by Dan Tait and Kasey Graff, the group’s founding members, Tiger Moon now boasts a full-bore boot-stomping folk & country sound with the addition of rhythm, bass and vocal team, Joshua Smith & Dylan Ranney. The new members fill out Tiger Moon’s sound with four-part harmonies, cocktail percussion and warm bass lines.
“Just imagine Earl Scruggs was dreaming that Dolly Parton and Led Zeppelin had a baby band. Then they let Steve Earle and the Dukes co-parent with Jim Beam and that is just a hint at what you can expect from Tiger Moon.”
-House Concert Host Craig M. in Summerland, BC
With the new record Cariboo & Whiskey out in June, the team is working hard to secure their spot as an integral part of the musical fabric of Canada. Both lineups have been added to a number of West Canadian festival bills in thanks to their upbeat, folky melodies and diligent and devout musicianship.
Tiger Moon came to be in 2012 when Kasey Graff and Dan Tait, each forging their own music careers, found one another in downtown Kelowna. They discovered a beautiful chemistry together and began performing as a duo at jam nights and coffeehouses. Shortly thereafter, the couple became serious about their music together, and about their relationship and began wowing crowds with their rich, harmony-driven sound.
In September 2013 the pair ultimately put their money where their mouth was and sold all their possessions to undertake a massive tour across North America; learning about the land and the people; and sharing their music with the people in every town they visited. Tiger Moon travelled for seven months – over 22,000 Kms – in a 1981 Volkswagen Westfalia, across Canada, from BC to Quebec, down the American eastern seaboard, along the southern states and up the western American coast. They met and jammed with the locals, expanded their musical vision and compiled these new experiences into a lyrical voice.
Kelowna welcomed their return and Tiger Moon started performing at many different venues; pubs, golf courses, wineries, yacht clubs, street corners, coffee shops, parties, wedding & funeral ceremonies, theatres, radio shows, and even an early morning set at a local BC Transit bus stop. They spent the winter of 2014-2015 hosting a jam night and honing their craft at Snowshoe Sam’s at Big White Ski Resort – arguably one of Canada’s most popular ski bars.
With their second EP entitled Mama Nature’s Finest released in June 2015, the couple packed up again to tour across Canada, this time by train with VIA Rail’s Artists On Board program. From Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS they shared their stories and music with people on and off the train, enriching their music and developing a library of experiences for songwriting. Tiger Moon packed in two ‘off the rails’ tours as well during this time. One in south-east Ontario in several venues from Toronto to Montreal; and one two week gig in bars and other venues from Halifax, Nova Scotia through Moncton, NB to St John’s, Newfoundland.
When Tiger Moon returned home to Kelowna, they initiated a radical expansion of their quarterly touring network in BC & Alberta. They also returned to Snowshoe Sam’s in 2016, and were welcomed back to the VIA Rail Artists On Board program for another tour across Canada in the summer of 2016, with another strong stretch of performances through Ontario.
The band is preparing to produce and record their first full-length album, entitled Cariboo & Whiskey, set for release in Spring 2017. They are looking forward to working with Mike Pedersen, of Music City Studio in Kelowna, BC, and will be recording in beautiful Wells, BC with the Island Mountain Arts Artist In Residence program.