Skyflight Productions

Presenting National Talent of All Genres in Small Town America!

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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Forlorn Strangers on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, TN based Americana quintet, with members hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band is comprised of five songwriters, each having their own distinct sounds & styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies & flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, & foot stomping percussion.

The band is comprised of sisters Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, percussion, vocals) and Hannah Dempsey Lusk (mandolin, percussion, vocals); along with Chris Banke (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Benjamin Lusk (banjo, guitar, vocals), and Jesse Thompson (upright bass, dobro, guitar, vocals). Since 2013, Forlorn Strangers has released two EPs (While the Grass Grows and American Magic Tricks) and has toured continuously across the United States, playing for an ever-increasing group of appreciative fans.

Forlorn Strangers is gearing up to release their self-titled, debut full-length album. Forlorn Strangers was recorded at John Prine’s Nashville studio, The Butcher Shoppe and produced by Grammy winner Phil Madeira. In 2015, Forlorn Strangers played over 180 shows, including dates with Anti- Records’ Sean Rowe and Sierra Hull. They release date is August 5 and they’ve already booked some notable festival slots for this summer including Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Homegrown Music Festival and the Albino Skunk Festival, with more dates being added every week.

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Claude Bourbon on Tuesday October 25, 2016 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world.
Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.
Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale, Monty Python; JS Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks….
One reviewer even noted that although “Claude’s roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter”. Intrigued ?
Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb !

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Brady Toops on Thursday November 10, 2016 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Having grown up in New London, a small Minnesota town, Brady Toops spent the majority of his early years running around on diamonds and athletic fields. After making a brief stint in Minor League Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, he left the world of athletics in 2006 to pursue his first love, music. Being accustomed to life on the road and traveling more miles than one cares to count, Brady finally made his way to Franklin, TN to work with songwriter/producer Anthony Skinner. In the early summer of 2011, his 5 song EP, "A Little Love", was released.

Now based out of Nashville, TN, Brady Toops released his latest project, a self-titled full length album in the late summer months of 2013, debuting at #8 on the Christian/Gospel iTunes charts authenticating the grassroots following he's developed over the last few years. The new album was produced by David Leonard (of All Sons and Daughters) and displays a unique combination of spirituals and folk tunes showcasing Toops' gospel roots. As an indie artist who often defies category, Brady continues to redefine the proposed gap between the sacred and secular, making music that truly appeals to the soul.

Kevin Davis of NewReleaseTuesday.com commented in his review of the new record, “My favorite types of albums grow deeper with each listen, and Brady Toops is the deepest album I’ve heard all year.” RELEVANT Magazine recently featured Toops on their highly popular RELEVANT Studio Sessions, naming him "one of our favorite new artists." In the last year, Toops has toured the United States tirelessly, playing alongside artists like John Mark McMillan, David Crowder, and Ellie Holcomb, turning new listeners into devoted fans with his modern, yet time worn songwriting approach and rustic baritone voice.

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Jeff Black on Friday December 2, 2016 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. It's the truth behind what an artist does and the way they choose to do it that defines their art. And while the ways in which audiences get their music has changed, the reasons why a certain kind of artist makes music have remained the same. Call it an uncompromising commitment, an inspired motivation, or just the need to share with and connect to those who listen. For Jeff Black, it is his life's work that has driven him to build a career like few other singer/songwriters in the business. Boston's WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years. Black's songs have earned GRAMMY recognition, radio chart-topping stats and numerous BMI awards. Although flying below the radar as a performer himself, he has been recognized by NPR as a musical pioneer in the digital age and his catalogue of critically acclaimed albums continues to grow. Composing music for film and television, his credits include numerous indie-film soundtracks and a repertoire of songs cut by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Waylon Jennings, BlackHawk, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall, John Oates, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush. Black has forged a reputation as a true folk troubadour entertaining audiences globally for over three decades. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed.


Rebekah Jean will open for Jeff Black. Rebekah Jean is a smooth, powerful voice and honest, pointed lyrics. Raised within earshot of Cleveland, she cut her musical teeth on her father's classic rock while simultaneously singing "I'll Fly Away" in her family's southern Pentecostal church long before the soundtrack from O Brother, Where art Thou? swept listeners into an Americana obsession.

After nearly two years of touring as the tambourine-shaking, bass-climbing backup vocalist and manager for the David Mayfield Parade, Rebekah Jean stepped back from Mayfield's project in 2013 to make a home in Ohio and forge a career out of her own compositions.




Doors 7:30PM
$10
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