"Red Moon Rounder, it should also be noted have constructed a very well-engineered record that sounds like the real deal. This is a band that you go out to see at a bar and end up getting silly fun drunk and just having a good ole time to."
"...musically embody the hustle and grind of working towards success in the west. Their songs will all have you tapping your foot with the beat and nodding your head with the harmonica solos."
Listed in September edition of New Colorado Music You Should Know"
CS Indy - "A very strong self-titled EP"
Armed with a suitcase drum, banjo, upright bass and guitar, Red Moon Rounder brings an edginess to Americana. They combine the sounds of folk and blues with the energy of rock and roll into their live performance. Their songs are heartfelt but catchy, allowing them to connect with any audience, whether they simply want to dance or dig deeper into the lyrics.
Red Moon Rounder started when Chad Cunningham (banjo) and Justin O’Connell (guitar) began playing open mics and busking in Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City. Eventually the duo moved inside the doors of many local breweries and pubs to perform as The Pint Glass Killers. In 2017, they expanded to a four piece, adding drummer Blake Goodwin and bassist Quinn Bryant and adopted the name, Red Moon Rounder, with a focus on original music.
Since expanding to a four piece, they have quickly established themselves in the southern Colorado music scene. With a sound that combines influences from folk, bluegrass and blues, their debut EP was self-released in May 2018, followed by a consistent schedule of live shows including opening for Great American Taxi and performing at the FIBARK Whitewater music festival in Salida, CO.
Their style of Colorado bred Americana fits somewhere between the catchy pop-folk sound of The Lumineers and soul rocking Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Armed with catchy songs but heartfelt lyrics, Red Moon Rounder has become known for their energetic but engaging live performances.
Red Moon Rounder is available to perform at private events, festivals, breweries, pubs, live music venues, etc. Please e-mail all booking inquiries to or fill out the Contact/Booking Form.
Red Moon Rounder has maintained an active performance schedule performing at a variety of venues throughout Colorado, including:
Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison
Black Sheep, Colorado Springs
FIBArk Whitewater Music Festival, Salida
Ivywild School, Colorado Springs
Springs Beerfest, Colorado Springs
Little Bear Sallon, Evergreen
Black Shirt Brewing, Denver
The Basement at Oskar Blues, Colorado Springs
Kinfolks, Colorado Springs