Skyflight Productions

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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Paleface on Thursday June 21, 2018 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 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
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Wildwoods on Saturday June 23, 2018 at The Grange Hall in Barnesville, OH. Nebraska natives, The Wildwoods, bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Their heartwarming lyrics and vocals are wrapped in a style of music that is like no other. With influences from old time country masters and today’s Indie/Folk sound, The Wildwood’s nostalgic melodies captivate people of all ages.
Landon Kuhlmann from Paste Magazine & Daytrotter wrote “The Wildwoods know exactly what kind of music they want to make. It’s not often we hear a sound this focused…The voices are very different in timbre and delivery, yet mix with each other perfectly…Bring a friend or go alone; either way you’ll find yourself reminiscing on the good times and finding peace with the bad ones.”

Andrew Stellman managing editor from Hear Nebraska wrote “There are perhaps few Nebraska acts that represent a merger of past and present quite like The Wildwoods, and if it’s taken you this long to notice, take the opening track of its new album Sweet Nostalgia. The young songwriting tandem of Chloe Pinkman and Noah Gose harmonize like something out of the Depression Era, fitted with a certain weight yet warmly and triumphantly capable of lifting hearts regardless.”

Nominated in 2016 & 2017 by the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards as one of the best Americana/Folk bands in the area, The Wildwoods also prove to be talented songwriters. In 2016, The Wildwood’s song, “Dance With Me”, made the semi-finals in the International Songwriting competition. Two of their songs also placed in the top 10 of the 2015 Omaha Performing Arts Songwriting Competition.

In April 2017 The Wildwoods completed their third album “Sweet Nostalgia” which has been nominated as local Album of the Year by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards. This is what Live on Hear Nebraska FM had to say about it: “Sweet Nostalgia” is the third release for this young five-piece folk act is alone admirable, were it not for the effortless charm and youthful whimsy they bring to classic Americana. The arm-in-arm camaraderie of “Loose Threads” bops and sways like a Randy Newman tune. “My Friend” swells with countryside imagery and ornate instrumentation, aided by the production prowess of ARC’s Ben Brodin. “Bedford Street” is a good old-fashioned hoe-down. And no matter how tearful or worrisome things seem, the turn is always hopeful: trust is endless, love is everlasting, the strings are always in tune and the sun is always shining. Sweet Nostalgia, indeed.”

Residing in Lincoln, Nebraska, The Wildwoods’ Noah Gose (vocals,guitar, harmonica, piano), Chloe Pinkman (vocals, violin, mandolin), and Noah Pinkman ( vocals, guitar, mandolin, uke) were drawn to music at an early age. In 2016 they added talented members, Matthew Sievert (percussion) and Andrew Vaggalis (Bass, vocals), to complete the band’s “nostalgic” sound. The Wildwoods strive to make music that touches the soul, music that speaks of truth, and music that shares inspiring stories of effortless love, that will be sure to melt your heart after every performance.

Doors 7:30PM
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Way Down Wanderers on Thursday July 12, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, "restSTOMPS" - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes. The band's debut, self-titled album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX, is now available wherever music is sold.

International Song Writing Competition finalist,"Dead Birds," is available on Spotify, iTunes and wherever digital music is sold.

Front-men and founders, Austin and Collin, met in their hometown of Peoria, IL when they joined the same folk band and embarked on their first tour at the ages of 14 and 18 years old. The two became fast friends and soon began writing music together, ultimately forming The Way Down Wanderers when Collin was 16 and Austin, 20 years old.

Austin Thompson - guitar, lead and harmony vocals as well as percussion in the studio. Austin studied music at the collegiate level where he grew as a musician. Austin finds much inspiration for his lyrics in the beauty of nature and his love for hiking. He adds his unique musical influences of rock, folk and the spoken word to the music he writes and performs.

Collin Krause - Collin plays mandolin, fiddle and sings lead and harmony vocals for the band. Collin became involved in music when he began taking classical violin at the age of 3. Growing up around traditional roots and bluegrass music had a big influence on him. Collin enjoys writing, co-writing and arranging music for the band.

John Merikoski- Drums, Percussion. John has been playing drums since age nine and is featured on dozens of recordings, ranging from Jazz and Metal to Hip-hop and Bluegrass. In 2012 he was awarded a full ride scholarship to study Jazz performance for drum set at the University of Illinois where he has taken a break to pursue The Way Down Wanderers, full-time.

John Williams - Upright bass and vocals. John is a former classical upright bass performance major who also enjoys singing, song-writing and entertaining a crowd

Travis Kowalsky - Banjo and fiddle. Travis got his start in music at a very young age in his family band. He is entirely self-taught and can play pretty much any instrument he picks up. The Wanderers were lucky enough to meet Travis at his home town festival in Alpena Michigan and he has been touring with them ever since.


Doors 7:30PM

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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Andrea von Kampen on Monday July 16, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH.

"We were completely blown away." -NPR All Songs Considered

With over 3 million Spotify streams and counting, Nebraska-based songwriter Andrea von Kampen has quickly established herself in the recording studio and on the road. Her deft guitar work and intuitive song construction display striking maturity, and her effortless vocal delivery has been praised by Hear Nebraska as "soulful and worn-in."

Andrea has shared the stage with Tall Heights, Esme Patterson, Gregory Alan Isakov, Dead Man Winter, John Moreland, Dead Horses, Gaelyn Lea, and more. She was featured as a finalist in NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, and won Eddie's Attic Open Mic Night in Decatur, GA. Her recent midwest tour included a live session at Audiotree in Chicago. The resulting recording is now available wherever music is sold and streamed, alongside Andrea's studio EPs "Desdemona" and "Another Day."

Doors 7:30PM
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Sea The Sea on Monday July 23, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, gathering over 15 million streams on Spotify. The animated video for their song "Waiting" sparked viral interest including Buzzfeed, Pitchfork, and inclusion at the international TED 2015 conference. Mountain Stage host Larry Groce calls them "ready to take their place among the best young male/female duos now performing." Their 2016 release, the six-song EP In the Altogether, recently earned features by Apple Music including Best of the Week and A-List Singer/Songwriter.

Doors 7:30PM
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Woodsheep on Thursday August 23, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. The sound from the mountains of Appalachia has long been swelling at its banks, on the verge of spilling over the confines of folk and electronic music convention. The Woodsheep aim to highlight the diversity, creativity, and storytelling that abound in their ever-evolving eastern Kentucky home by shoring up their own roots.

Andrew Preston, a featured songwriter by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and David Austin Tackett, a finalist for Hoedown In The Holler, met as Morehead State students at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music in 2015 and formed the folk duet known as The Woodsheep.

Soon after, the duo were joined by bassist Melissa Caskey and drummer Matt Holleran. The Woodsheep perform in many configurations, bringing together Tackett and Preston's vocal harmonies and songwritign with Holleran and Caskey, as well as inviting other musicians into the band from time to time. The contrast among the group lent itself to a blend of simple and infectious melodies, soaring vocal harmonies, contemplative lyrics, and foot-stomping rhythm. Their shows have since gained a reputation for mixing light-heartedness and nostalgia with inspired lyrics and arrangements; original indie songs mingle readily with old time Appalachian folk tunes.

In 2016, The Woodsheep released their debut record, Watching Mars, followed by a wildly successful record release tour. In only a year, they have collected an impressive repertoire of original indie music, Appalachian folk standards, and a year-long North American tour to promote the record, earning them regional and international success, a reputation for quirky showmanship, and fine-crafted musical skill.

They have performed at private and public venues, radio, television, and festivals, including the IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival, WYMT, The Purple Fiddle, and Bear Radio Network. The Woodsheep have worked with acts including Jocelyn Mackenzie of Pearl and the Beard, The McLain Family Band, and The Price Sisters. All four main members of The Woodsheep have been part of Raymond McLain’s prestigious Mountain Music Ambassadors of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.

In 2017, the announcement of a hefty spring-summer tour and new single “Perspective of a Winter Leaf” marked the focus on a sophomore record. In 2017, The Woodsheep embarked on their first international tour to The People's Republic of China as part of The Mountain Music Ambassadors, alongside Raymond McLain and Sarah Wood. Their sophomore record, Sleeping Under Stars, is set for release in March of 2018, accompanied by a year-long North American tour.

The Woodsheep encompass the growing culture of the mountains by tangling their own roots with those of the past. Tradition is ongoing and ever changing, and they hope to join you in forging it together.

Doors 7:30PM
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Skyflight Productions presents Laurel & The Love-In on Monday September 17, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Laurel & The Love-In, based in Nashville, TN, play heartfelt Rock in Roll with a fresh eager approach as well as a nod to classics of the past including Led Zeppelin, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Beatles, Carole King, and Janis Joplin.

Dear Mother,

I meant to write to you before this, and I hope you haven’t been worried. I am in Nashville and it is really beautiful here. A beautiful scene. We’ve been here a week, me and this rock and roll band that calls itself the Love-In. We’re making this movie. Well it’s not really a movie, but a short film. Well it’s not visual or anything, more like an album. Only while we’re making it, I’m in it.

I won’t bore you with the whole thing, how it happened, but I really tried, because I knew you wanted me to. It just didn’t work out with me and Danny, and so I have come here and it is a really beautiful scene. I don’t want you to worry about me. I’m with the Love-In now.

There’s a boy named Ian Kendall who plays guitar. He’s shown me around a bit. He’s always in such a hurry, yet somehow always late. And there’s a girl named Veronica Selby with eyes like a doe and a voice like a little birdie. She hangs around with a boy named Michael Rasile, who hits his drums so hard you wouldn’t believe! It’s powerful stuff the way he plays, but my new friend John Lattimer warned me about listening to him. John plays the bass like thunder and walks around followed by a cloud of smoke.

We’re all getting a van together and we’re just gonna go. We’re piling in together, traveling all over the Heartland, playing our music and bringing people into our movie. Please don’t worry. We’re welcoming everyone to the Love-In.

Completely and Honestly Truly,
Laurel & the Love-In

Doors 7:30PM
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Honey Dewdrops on Thursday October 11, 2018 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.

After leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, Maryland home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released May 2015. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes the set of songs as “a handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” And like their stage performance, these songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.

The Honey Dewdrops have a busy year ahead of them with festival appearances across the country and a new record on the horizon (slated for release Fall of 2018) along with their first UK tour in Jan/Feb 2019.

Doors 7:30PM
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Letitia VanSant with her band on Friday October 19, 2018 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Letitia VanSant's lyrics are at once personally and politically relevant. Hailed as one of Baltimore's strongest songwriters (BmoreArt), her distinct voice is fortified by sparse indie folk and Americana arrangements.

In her music as in her life, VanSant’s has always sought to wrestle with worthy questions. Before her return to Baltimore, VanSant earned a Human Rights Humanitarian Issues concentration from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN). Afterwards she traveled to Detroit to work with the Obama campaign and then signed on with AmeriCorps for a year developing gardens at public schools. Five years of work with a progressive advocacy group landed her in Washington DC. On weekends, she reflected on the state of society through her songs, earning a regional following in coffee shops and clubs.

“We are in this political crisis in part because we have a lot of spiritual work to do,” says VanSant. “This moment requires us to think deeply about our priorities, to confront our fears, to really know ourselves. We have to build the relationships and the emotional fortitude to sustain a movement.”

Upon weighing the power of music to move people, she ultimately left her nine-to- five job to become a musician. She hasn’t looked back since, and for good reason. Songs from her new album have won critical acclaim from Kerrville (2017 New Folk Winner), the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest (Gold; Folk Category), Falcon Ridge (Emerging Artist), and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriting Contest (1st Alternate). She’s graced the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and placed among the Top 10 listener-voted “Songs of the Year” by her local radio station 89.7 WTMD.

VanSant’s national debut Gut It To The Studs opens in tandem with her life as an artist. To get off of the beaten path, though, one must contend with the uncertainties of uncharted territory. “Where I’m Bound” shows the importance of persevering through a “land of broken promises and streets of fool’s gold” with a “map in the stars,” and by following faith.

With this shift, VanSant left behind a nonprofit career. In an effort to feel comfortable in her new skin, she looked at her emerging life and had to “Gut It To The Studs.” She sings, “gotta get the wires a-running right ‘fore the dry wall goes back up." “Taking Back The Reigns” reflects the notion that insecurities will follow you wherever you roam. In order to face your demons and not allow them to swallow up your life, you have to encounter the forces unseen and look them in the eye. If you let fear drive your soul, “then left unchecked it will rule the whole world.” “Dandelion” echoes our generation’s keen interest in building communities that are nourishing and real.

Doors 7:30PM
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Honeysuckle on Wednesday November 7, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.

Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, this Boston based band can frequently be found performing across the country, playing alongside bands like The Ballroom Thieves, The David Grisman Sextet, Boy & Bear, Sam Moss, The Western Den, The Novel Ideas, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Damn Tall Buildings and others.

Honeysuckle has performed at Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and CMJ, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and has been nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year three years in a row at the annual Boston Music Awards. They were also put in the Top 10 bands of 2016 So Far list compiled by NPR.

Honeysuckle recently released their sophomore album, "Catacombs." They also have two previous titles: "Honeysuckle" (full length 2016) and "Arrows" (EP 2015).

Doors 7:30PM
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons on Saturday December 1, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons pack the biggest punch of their career with Homemade Vision.

Like the band’s debut, Hey Kid — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — Homemade Vision was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, though, coaxed into life by a group of roots-rock road warriors who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, Homemade Vision is the sort of wide-ranging record that creates its own geography, building an imaginary place where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula all intersect.

It’s also the work of a genuine band. Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. Inspired by love, heartbreak, and everything in between, Homemade Vision is a battle cry from a band that’s spent years fighting the good fight, carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana along the way.

Doors 7:30PM
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Ryanhood on Friday March 15, 2019 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, MattNathanson, Train, and many more.

Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.”

Their sixth and newest album, Yearbook, was recorded over the past year and half in bedrooms, living rooms, hotel rooms, and green rooms across the country. Led by their signature two-part vocal harmonies, and decorated with flares of guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, Yearbook centers on songs about being young, growing old, and making peace with the passing of time. They currently reside in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Rock Band” (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate).

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