Skyflight Productions

Presenting National Talent of All Genres in Small Town America!

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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 Niights on Friday January 18, 2019 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Driven by expansive dynamics, infectious melodies, and shimmering soundscapes, Niights winds through grooves of crashing rhythm and slicing, textural guitars. Ambient psychedelia juxtaposed with haunting, melancholic vocals spawns chilling performances reminiscent of early Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine. Niights enchants audiences by shifting from soothing dream-pop to aggressive rock.
Fronting Niights is visual artist Jenna Fournier, whose soft, ethereal vocals and sparkling guitar float in extreme contrast to the roar emanating from the band. Guitarist Frankie Maraldo combines the clever manipulation of billowing, swirling sound effects with a raw, histrionic performance. His sonic chaos is anchored by the precision of Chris Dalman's hammering drums intertwined with the band's bassist/synthesist Vincenzo Mauer's emotive playing. Mauer provides a saturated, lower end pulse and melodic counterpoint to Fournier's poignant and whimsical lyrics.
Niights' debut Tragic Hero Records/Warner Music Group release Whisper was recorded by Jim Stewart and mixed by legendary producer, Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple) at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland, Ohio. Their sound, not easily defined, captivates a wide spectrum of listeners, inviting you into dreams, desires, and a musical journey set to expand aural horizons.

Doors 7pm
Show 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Jack and the Bear on Friday February 15, 2019 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Jack and the Bear is a Theatrical/Roots act from lower east Michigan with vaudevillian tendencies (see the live show.) Conjured up of three siblings and close friends, their sound is often described as "Dark Disney"; and with influence/inspiration being taking from artists such as Tom Waits, Randy Newman and Disney Soundtracks themselves, what more can you expect than "the greatest thing you'll ever see, probably."

Throughout their time as a self-managed (DIY) band, "Jack" have performed at noteworthy music festivals (Bristol Rhythm and Roots, The Frendly Gathering, Nashville PAW Fest...etc), worked with Grammy award winning artists, engineers and producers (Oz fritz, Doug Sax, Mooka Rennick, Sam Bardfeld), had multiple works placed and aired on hit Viacom network programs such as MTV's Catfish & Teen Mom, formed their own recording studio niche in their hometown, and have enjoyed the past few years touring extensively across the U.S. anywhere they can to spread the word of "Jack" referring to themselves as "The greatest thing you'll ever see, probably."

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Andrea von Kampen on Saturday March 9, 2019 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. With over 6 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, Gregory Alan Isakov, Dead Man Winter, John Moreland, Dead Horses, Ira Wolf, and more. She has performed live on Audiotree in Chicago, was featured as a finalist in NPR's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, and has won Eddie's Attic Open Mic Night in Decatur, GA twice. Most recently, Andrea has completed her first coast-to-coast tour across the United States and is working towards the release of her first full-length album.

Matt Moore will open for Andrea von Kampen on Saturday March 9th, 2019! Matt Moore was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, America in 1988. He grew up surrounded by relatives. Their eight homes speckle a former dairy farm on 120 acres of shared land. To this day, five generations of his family live within 100 yards of each other in the Captina Creek Watershed of Appalachian Ohio. He is the first of two sons born to Michael Moore, a banker and artist, and Michelle Moore, a laboratory technician and artist.



Matt Moore attended Ohio University where he studied Finance, Marketing, Photojournalism, and Sales. He attempted to drop out of college in the first weeks of his freshman year, but his parents insisted that he continue long enough to make an informed decision. During his sophomore year, Moore was found to be running "a business" out of his dorm room which was against university guidelines. The business was an art studio and alternative clothing line inspired by abstract impressionism and religious themes. Moore's projects would often extend into common spaces and across the West Green of campus during seasons of high activity/sales. He would be seen using paint, bleach, and unconventional dyes outside the dining halls, then hanging the garments to dry in trees around campus.



The university asked Moore to discontinue the project or be removed from his free housing, so Matt stuck a pin in his sewing and fabric pursuits and began crafting songs.



Threading together the rawness of Steve Earle, the illusions of Iron & Wine, and the folksy humor of Michael Hurley, Matt began quietly creating one of the most unique songbooks in the region. Continuous experimentation led to his debut album “First Songs!" which drew on the talents of a dozen rural musicians from Ohio and West Virginia. The record was an extensive effort, 20 original compositions, all recorded to tape. This first collection has earned great reviews from its earliest listeners and flies in the face of a “hit single” era of commodity music. Unapologetic, unrefined, and unconventional… it is young folk art at its finest.

In 2018, Moore spends his days working at a Food Bank, connecting farmers with excess crops (or busted markets) to neighbors with nothing in the fridge. He walks a path between tie-wearing corporate foundations and the hard-hit families who have little more than the shirts on their backs.

This is also where his music lives. Striking a blur between fine art and folk art, $70 dinner clubs and street corner busking.

The themes of his work draw from life's dichotomy. Hailing from the corn and coalfields of Appalachia, Moore sings of love lost and found, beer, God, and cows. His current setting in the rust belt city of Cleveland, USA has brought new tones, rhythms, and cultural critique to his songwriting. Whether he’s performing around a trailer park bonfire or at the Midwest's newest hipster music festival, his rare live appearances are somehow fun, sharp as a blade, and beautiful all at once.

MUST SEE SHOW!

​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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