Skyflight Productions

Presenting National Talent of All Genres in Small Town America!

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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Matt Haeck on Friday April 28, 2017 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Matt Haeck comes by his contradictions honestly. Scrappy with a genuine, lyrical voice, he sings truths hard-earned from struggles most men twice his age haven’t seen. Born in Barbados, West Indies to missionary parents, he was introduced to music through hymns. While working on a Master Of Divinity to become a pastor, he fell out of love with theology and religion and decided to pursue music instead.
He began falling into addiction for the next four years with phases of pills, cocaine and alcohol. Entering rehab, only to relapse two months later, he then fell into the most hellish year of his life, at the end of which, he moved to Indianapolis to enter a yoga recovery program. It was during this time that he began crafting the songs of Late Bloomer, shortly moving back to Nashville, having been cast in Studio Tenn’s critically-acclaimed stage production “The Hank Legacy” and subsequently, “The Cash Legacy.”
The songs of Late Bloomer evoke raw truth through personal confessions and imaginative characters. With a silky Southern drawl, Haeck sings about depression, divorce, battling demons and vices.
Through personal failures and a new life after deciding to change, Matt Haeck has found himself through a series of dark turns while searching for the light on his debut album.
Late Bloomer was produced by David Mayfield and features appearances from Critter Fuqua (Old Crow Medicine Show), Paul Defiglia (The Avett Brothers), Caitlin Rose and Elizabeth Cook.
Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Malcolm Holcombe on Thursday May 18, 2017 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe is being recognized by the contemporary U.S and European folk/americana community as a performer of national stature, and an uncommonly unique guitarist/vocalist about whom Rolling Stone Magazine says: "Haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk all meet [here]..."

Malcolm Holcombe grew up in western North Carolina, home to some of the planet’s oldest mountains and some of America’s deepest musical traditions. Radio and TV fueled Malcolm’s musical passions as a kid, and music became even more important after he lost both his parents relatively young. He toured with bands and landed in Nashville, where he took up an inconspicuous station at the back of the house – the very back - at Douglas Corner, one of the city’s best singer/songwriter venues. Stories began to circulate about the mysterious dishwasher with the subterranean voice and oracle-like talent. Sadly so did stories of wildly inconsistent behavior – profound sweetness crossed by bouts of stunning abrasiveness. He flirted with an official music career. But his stunning debut album made for Geffen Records was abruptly shelved, producing melodrama that only exacerbated Malcolm’s drinking and depression. A business that once had a place for complicated genius turned its back on him, and he teetered near the edge. Moving back to the North Carolina hills proved a powerful tonic. Holcombe let in help where before he’d pushed it away. With deep faith in God and a commitment to his art, Holcombe repaired himself and his career. And that’s a pretty good nod to the effect of hearing Holcombe sing. If you’ve not seen him in a live setting, this is what you have to do. His presence is spooky and timeless, as one imagines it was like to see Son House or Leadbelly. No emotional stone is left unturned. While you plan for this important experience, collect Malcolm Holcombe albums... He is cryptic, demanding, polarizing, bold, passionate and free, a combination badly needed in our time of infinite trivia. He’s even more interesting for having made a remarkable journey of recovery and discovery.

Doors 7:30
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Go Rounds on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville, Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. The Go Rounds are bits of all your favorite bands exploded into rock n' roll confetti. Their unique brand of Psychedelic Americana Pop crosses, blends, and deconstructs genres from indie to country to art-rock and baroque folk; creating an accessible and engaging experience that will leave you talking. The songs are catchy, twangy, and trippy - led by lead singer Graham Parsons' spellbinding vocals, which weave through lush sonic textures and the bands master class of intricate arrangements. The Kalamazoo quartet has dominated the Michigan music landscape for the last 5 years, releasing 4 LPs, 4 EPs, and playing countless Great Lakes music festivals. Their last full-length, Don't Go Not Changin', made several year end best lists and earned them 3 WYCE Jammy awards, including the Special Jury Prize of Album of the Year. Their creativity shows no signs of slowing down - they are at work on their next full length album, scheduled for release in the fall of 2017.

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Paleface on Friday June 23, 2017 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Prolific, influential, cult-hero & indie -folk icon, PALEFACE, is now a high-energy & charismatic duo featuring his girlfriend Monica "Mo" Samalot, on drum-kit & charming candied vocal harmonies. The band celebrated the release of their latest album, One Big Party (Ramseur Records), with a special guest performance alongside The Avett Brothers at Radio City Music Hall, followed by US & Europe tours...including special performances on NPR's Mountain Stage & Daytrotter (voted top 20 of the year). PALEFACE, was schooled musically by friend Daniel Johnston (The Devil And Daniel Johnston) and soon discovered at an NYC open mic by Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5). He's released over a dozen records including two major label releases, and has been called a major influence & inspiration by a wide range of artists including Grammy Award recipient BECK, and The Avett Brothers. He's also collaborated and appeared on three albums by The Avett Brothers. Additionally, Paleface is a visual artist who's been selling hundreds of his original music inspired paintings at concerts, art shows, festivals and via his website.
Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Carsie Blanton on Friday July 7, 2017 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Carsie Blanton is a singer/songwriter based in New Orleans. Her newest record, So Ferocious, is “a playful indie-pop record for smart, ferocious libertines”. Her albums range from folk and pop (Buoy, 2009) through Americana and rock (Idiot Heart, 2012; Rude Remarks, 2013), to classic jazz (Not Old, Not New, 2014).

When asked about the genre of So Ferocious, Carsie told DIME Magazine, “making music is like making love; if you only know one way to do it, you’re not very good at it.”

So Ferocious was released on August 2nd, along with three music videos, all of which explore the album’s themes of pleasure, ferocity, and female empowerment. Carsie will be touring to promote the record throughout the fall in the US and Europe.

Carsie has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe since 2006, as a headliner and as support for Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, The Weepies, Shawn Colvin and many more.

Her live performances, which include material from every album, have been praised for their wit, humor, and captivating charm. In addition to her four full-length albums and two EPs, Carsie has gained popularity for her blog (which tackles questions of love and sexuality) and music videos (including “So Ferocious” and “Baby Can Dance”).

“Carsie Blanton has hit one out of the park.” –Washington Post

“Her sly wit and urbane imagery reminds me of a female Cole Porter.” -John Oates (of Hall & Oates)

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at The Grange Hall in Barnesville, OH. She's a songwriter who was almost a doctor. He's a guitar aficionado who owns and operates his own guitar instruction company. Together they form the duo Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart, a soulful combination of acoustic pop and blues that hits the heart with their blended talents.
Hailed as "a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo," by Emmy Award winning songwriter Trey Bruce, Holmes initially started as a solo artist, her songs playing on Sirius XM's Coffee House station and on 150 radio stations nationwide. Her belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence and she articulates that beautifully with her slightly raspy yet gentle voice and truthful lyrics.
Jeb Hart can tell a story with six strings - "I’ve seen some of the best guitarists that rock, blues and country have to offer." says Entertainment reporter Jim Renke. " Jeb Hart can hold his own with any of them. His heart and passion are matched only by his technical skills.” The multi-faceted Hart began playing music at the age of 9 - shortly thereafter he began a 16 year career of guitar instruction, opening his own company Six Month Guitar. Performing with various bands, ranging in genres from blues to rock, country to big band, Jeb found the partner he was looking for in Danika.
Danika and Jeb are taking stages by storm - having opened for mainstream heavyweights such as Lyle Lovett, Dierks Bentley, Phil Vassar and others, their soulful and intoxicating sound lures in new fans daily.
Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Matt Bednarsky on Sunday July 30, 2017 at The Grange Hall in Barnesville, OH. People try to box others in. Genres and artist comparisons are how the public tries to make sense of a musician. You can’t really do that with Matt Bednarsky.

Born to a mother with a classical pedigree and a professional jazz guitarist father, Matt grew up in Shelton, CT engulfed in music. He began violin at the age of 4 (soon after left behind), guitar at age 8, and started singing probably not long after he could make farm animal noises. He first put pen to paper in songwriting at the age of 12, finding it as a way to creatively engage.

Matt attended New York University and studied Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, psychology and music. After studying abroad in Italy, graduating from NYU, and living at an orphanage in Trujillo, Peru for eight months, he eventually found himself back in NYC and immersed in Greenwich Village’s singer/songwriter community. However, it wasn’t long until he made the move to Nashville for 2013 to dive into Music City’s vibrant scene.

Since the move, Matt’s been busy. He has released two full-length studio albums, “A Bigger Picture” (in part executive produced by Ed Cash) in 2014, and “Two” (co-produced with Gus Berry) in 2015, as well the acoustic demo album Fragments and Glimpses and the Christmas EP Acoustic Tidings. He’s also built upon his expansive internet presence; currently he has over 2.5 million cumulative views on YouTube.

These days, Matt is on the road, touring throughout the country and, soon, the world. He opened for legendary British artist Joan Armatrading on multiple engagements during her final major tour as well as soulful American Idol Season 9 Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox. He was recently named a 2015 Artist of the Year by Concerts In Your Home, and toured Europe, Canada, and Australia in 2016.

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His unique style draws influence from a variety of genres including pop/rock, folk, jazz, and blues.

Think somewhere in between James Taylor and John Mayer with Michael Bublé and Ryan Adams mixed in.

But, you’re better off just throwing those last two sentences out the window and hearing him for yourself.

Doors 6:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Chad Elliott on Sunday September 24, 2017 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Like the dark earth of his Iowa origins, Chad Elliott's life has served as fertile ground for music. Elliott has turned love, loss, fatherhood, divorce and homelessness into lyrics. He performs more than 200 shows each year. He has cultivated more than 1,000 songs in his career while also honing his skills as painter, sculptor and children's book author/illustrator (Wilderman’s Treetop Tales).
Elliott’s early career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, etc. Today, his songwriting has made a marked shift to Americana.
On his 20th album, “Wreck and Ruin”, Elliott dives into his love of roots-rock, soul and blues music with a rocking band behind his artfully crafted songs. Producer and drummer, Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) lined up the best rhythm and lead players in Nashville to create Elliott’s greatest album to date. Guitarist and bassist Kenny Vaughan and Dave Roe, legendary Nashville players, add the needed touches to rocket Elliott’s songs into a new arena of hard driving Americana.
The title track of “Wreck and Ruin” was conceived after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado of 2013. Elliott didn’t think too much of the song at the time he wrote it and put it aside. Its lyrics spell out a hopeless situation of a family expecting twins (Elliott being a twin himself). As the mother goes into labor the family finds itself in the back of a broken-down Chevy as a tornado bears down on the land. Nothing is left standing, except the family, now with two babies named “Wreck” and “Ruin.”
One year after writing the song, on Mother’s Day, 2014, Elliott and his family were celebrating at his mother’s home in Iowa. His hard-working, single mother raised four children alone. No one minded when festivities closed early so his mother could attend a Lyle Lovett concert. Two hours after Elliott and his wife and children left, a tornado leveled his mother’s house. Thankfully, no one was home. It could have been worse - the whole family would likely have been home, kids and all, if not for that Lyle Lovett concert. Elliott dusted off the “Wreck and Ruin” song to feature on this album, adopting the motto “Lyle Lovett Saves Lives.”
Chad Elliott has learned not to ignore the machinations of fate, but to pay homage to them. He writes them into songs and carries their lessons with him on tour across the country.
Doors 6:30PM
$10
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