The Moonlit Road has been a steadily evolving project ever since its simple beginnings as a solo acoustic project. With roots in punk rock, a healthy dose of guitar hero worship, and the rural living experience, there was just no way that The Moonlit Road was going to be a “normal” country band. Started by band leader Jordan as a way of taking new songs on the road to test them in front of live audiences, the material quickly outgrew the solo format and required the addition of a full on rocking band. Recruiting former band mates Joel and Jeremy from past projects, with the addition of Rob on bass, The Moonlit Road began to release its unique blend of southern rock influenced country music, and quickly made a splash in the indie music scene on various online stations around the world. 2019 saw TMR nominated for Group or Duo of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year at the Manitoba Country Music Awards, and several songs off of their EP “The Road From Hell” chart on indie station countdowns in Canada, and in Australia as well.

In early 2020, the band underwent a lineup change, introducing Mike on guitar, Robert on keys and percussion, and Jordan splitting time between guitar and bass. They released their newest EP “My Kind Of Light”, which has seen singles chart on indie stations across Canada, as well as in Australia again. The band also found its songs “Summer Way Of Thinkin’” and their cover of Tom Petty’s “Learning To Fly” receive some mainstream radio play in their home province of Manitoba. At the end of September, The Moonlit Road added another new member- Manda, on vocals, and began to make plans to record a new record, as well as a music video, and to continue on with livestream performances until such a time when in person shows are able to resume.

One aspect of the band that has been an endearing trait is the family feel The Moonlit Road brings to every stage. Not only do the band members make you feel like at home, they practically bring their home to you. It is not uncommon to see Jordan’s children Emmett and Everleigh jump on stage to perform a song with the band at all ages shows/when appropriate, and Jordan’s wife Kathryn takes care of literally every behind the scenes aspect of the family band business!