Meredith Moon started writing songs at the age of eight, and became a self-taught guitar player at the age of fourteen. A few years later she found her sound as a busker on sidewalks from Halifax to Vancouver. She has spent the last twelve years travelling her home of Canada, and the world, by means of road and rail, finding inspiration for her unique style of songs which are crafted in a true storyteller's fashion. She has been described as a 'gem' among the Old-Time music scene for her unusual expression of the genre, combining influences of folk-punk with traditional Appalachian sound.
Besides playing traditional tunes often 'non-traditionally', Meredith presents a powerful voice and highly contemporary clawhammer banjo style which has gained acclaim within the international old-time music community. She is a multi-instrumentalist, incorporating finger-style/travis picking guitar, piano and lap dulcimer, among other instruments, into her performances.
Along with an endorsement from Gold Tone Music Group and a recent recording deal with True North Records/Linus Entertainment, Meredith Moon has been a regular in the folk music and folk festival circuit for over a decade. In the last eight years, she has herself booked and toured Canada, Mexico, The United States, Central America, the UK and Europe. Beginning in her friend's living rooms and DIY spaces, her audience evolved through the last decade to include festival and theatre dates, with many milestones under her belt. She most recently opened for Gordon Lightfoot across Canada in the fall of 2022. Her first full-length album, "Forest Far Away" was released in May of 2018, and she released "Constellations" on True North Records/Linus Entertainment in March of 2023. Her second release garnered international acclaim and has since been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year, and was on the Folk Alliance International top 10 Album Chart two months running in April and May 2023.
“Meredith Moon is a captivating instrumentalist with a stunning voice. She’s warm in spirit and a real professional and it’s always a pleasure to share the stage with her.”
- Julian Taylor, singer-songwriter
“I am wrung out - I cannot stop listening to this album. There are so many beautiful songs. Meredith’s voice gives me chills and makes me more emotional than I have felt in a long time. Appalachian vibes throughout. I am humming along with them. This is a gorgeous collection of songs with such a spiritual sensitivity.”
- Jane Harbury, publicist on album “Constellations”