Skyflight Productions

Presenting National Talent of All Genres in Small Town America!

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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
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Roanoke on Saturday November 3, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Roanoke is a rising Folk/Americana band based out of Nashville, TN. Lead by Joey Beesley and Taylor Dupuis, the two come together to create rich harmonies and unforgettable songs of love, heartbreak, and exploration. Joined by band members Zach Nowak, John Fiorentino, and Kyle Breese. Roanoke uses their undeniable musical chemistry to create a unique and captivating sound full of cultural influences, roots instrumentation, and catchy, memorable melodies. Their self-titled debut album Roanoke is an invigoratingly classic Americana album filled with modern yet vintage tunes that make the audience sit and listen to a back-porch tale in true Americana fashion. Roanoke has struck a balance between the narrative songwriting of folk, the ear candy appeal of pop, and the roots authenticity of country music. With their growing fan base, and energetic live show, they are set to shake the alternative Americana Folk scene in no time.

Doors 7:30PM
$10 in Advance/ $12 Day of Show


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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
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents Brett Newski & The No Tomorrow on Monday November 12, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Known as the first band ever to be kicked out of Wal-Mart for playing an illegal show, Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow bring a 90's alternative sound across America this fall.

Newski has played over 1200 shows on every continent except Antarctica. Most recently he's been supporting Violent Femmes, PIXIES, Chuck Ragan, & New Pornographers in the US.

His latest LP, "Life Upside Down" was produced by Hutch Harris of Sub-Pop & Saddle Creek legends The Thermals and engineered by Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Superchunk, Bob Mould), "Life Upside Down" is a beautiful catharsis to a happier brain and sense of belonging. If you frequently find yourself stuck in your own head traffic, this record might help get you free.

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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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
$12
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Skyflight Productions presents Moonbeau on Friday December 7, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Moonbeau delivers crooning melodies with dynamic distinction. Layered synths and rhythmic guitar textures are remnants of their love for new wave. If you are looking for infectious melody and a danceable beat, Moonbeau will never disappoint. Powerful choruses and simple, yet catchy, guitar leads will ensue. Delivering a sense of nostalgia with almost every note, Moonbeau will make your heart flutter and break.

The group played Urban Outfitters Music Festival two years ago then signed to Old Flame Records. They've gone on to play with Com Truise, Chad Valley, COIN, flor, Bad Veins, and Cindy Wilson of the B52's. Other festival performances include Midpoint Music Festival, Brite Winter Music Festival, Bunbury Music Festival, Named the best electronic act in Cincinnati-Moonbeau is ready to take on the rest of the country.

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Todd Albright on Monday December 17, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Todd Albright is a country blues, twelve string guitar player and vocalist based in Detroit, Michigan. Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it.

Todd's vigorous, gritty and soulful performances are accompanied by stories of the masters and a deep intuitive sense of respect for craft, providing audiences with a meaningful experience while creating a transcendent moment. One of the top blues guitarists in the world, Todd is the only contemporary twelve string player in his genre.

Todd began playing the blues while still a teenager, some twenty-five years ago. Initially, he was drawn to the sound of the finger-picked style and has since immersed himself in the foundational music and narratives of American culture. Over the years, Todd has shared the stage with artists such as Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, Paul Geremia, and Dakota Dave Hull.

Todd's first full-length LP, Fourth Floor Visitor, was released by Jett Plastic Recordings out of Detroit, Michigan (2017). His latest album, Detroit Twelve String: Blues & Rags, is out now on Third Man Records (2017).


Adrian Niles will open the show for Todd Albright on Monday December 17, 2018! A singer, songwriter, and guitar slinger who fuses the raw passion of the blues with the force and swagger of rock & roll, Adrian Niles grew up in the Upper Ohio Valley and was raised in a musical household. Niles' father Loren Porter played in a bluegrass group that also featured his cousin Harold Dailey and uncle Larry Porter, and Adrian grew up watching the family band rehearse in the kitchen. Seeing the band play on-stage had a strong influence on Niles, and when he was nine, he saved money, bought a guitar and started learning to play.

Before long he was picking along with vintage country-rock albums, and he formed his first band, Legacy, when he was a freshman in high school. Legacy specialized in hard rock covers and did steady business playing at local clubs, but at age 19 Niles was eager to try something more ambitious. In 1993, Niles debuted Reverend Smitty and the Backsliders, a jam band in which he and his bandmates stretched out on material by Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. Niles also began writing his own songs, and by 1996 he had relocated to Memphis, Tennessee and was striking out on his own as a blues artist.

After winning a few talent contests but finding few gigs, Niles headed back to Ohio, and formed the first lineup of the Adrian Niles Band. The band gigged heavily, finding loyal fans in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Wheeling, West Virginia, and in 1998 the Adrian Niles Band released their first album, Manumit, produced in part by Pittsburgh rock hero Norman Nardini. While the album was well received locally, the Adrian Niles Band soon broke up, and while they would reunite periodically, Niles would primarily gig as a solo act until 2006, when he formed the roots rock band the Trainjumpers with Matt Heusel. The group's debut album, 2007's Deadtown, was well received by fans and critics, but before long Niles opted out of the group and recommitted himself to a solo career.

In 2008, Niles released his first proper solo effort, Things Gonna Break, and two more albums followed in 2010, a studio set titled Ghost Road and a live disc, Bootlegged Down on Main Street. By this time, Niles was establishing himself as a powerful live act, and he was sharing stages with the likes of Dave Mason, Los Lonely Boys, and New Riders of the Purple Sage, as well as earning high marks in blues competitions around the country. Niles also licensed his songs for use on the popular TV shows Justified and The Young and the Restless. In 2011, Niles released Roll and Move, and three years later he dropped Rough Rider. In 2015, Niles delivered one of his most accomplished sets to date, Supermoon, which Niles described as "a record with a strong lyrical narrative, vintage-tone heavy guitars, big drums, and loud bass, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond organ."

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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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).

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Mark Stuart on Wednesday June 5, 2019 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Mark Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar "chops", and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots. Mostly, this artist from Tennessee has toured solo or in a notable duo with his wife ("Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart"). There were stints along the way as a sideman, though (Steve Forbert, Freddy Fender, Steve
Earle, Joan Baez). If placed on the bill with a contemporary artist he is usually asked to play guitar on their portion of the show. Just ask Jason Ringenberg, Ray Wylie Hubbard, or Jimmy LaFave.

One can find Mark Stuart on any given night in a small theater, coffeehouse, house concert, festival stage, club, church auditorium, etc. giving it his all. Aside from that, he could be instructing at a guitar clinic, songwriting workshop, or playing on someone's recording session. As
co-owner of Gearle Records he has produced or co-produced many albums. Stuart's career has repeatedly taken him to all of the USA, Canada, Europe,
and the United Kingdom, and, has spanned several decades.

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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