Skyflight Productions

Presenting National Talent of All Genres in Small Town America!

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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 On The Sun from Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday March 27, 2019 at The Albert S George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. On The Sun makes sleek and modern groove music steeped in classic and contemporary soul, funk, americana, and R&B. Since its inception this simmering soul juggernaut has issued a debut LP; a vibrant version of Leonard Cohen’s "Bird On A Wire”; the standalone single, “She Gets Around”, and has spent the majority of 2018 touring in support of their latest effort Gratuity Not Included, appearing at a variety of music festivals including performances at SXSW, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Off The Record Fest and Sail Across The Sun. The group has also cultivated a close relationship with Sofar Sounds resulting in a series of intimate concerts across the country and a recent residency in Chicago.

On The Sun’s 2018 album “Gratuity Not Included” is an artistic milestone for the band, as it represents the best capture yet of the span of their artistic continuum, showcasing its always-shifting expanded lineups with added horns, synthesizers, and lush female guest vocalists. It also represents a new era of assured artistry after a period of tireless touring and soul searching. The self-produced seven-track collection, favors full band live on-the-floor takes as the core foundation to construct songs, and then reimagines these recordings with soulful and tasteful experimental studio wizardry.

Up next, On The Sun will issue a vinyl version of Gratuity Not Included, a collection of live tracks from recent tours, and another as-yet untitled collection of new music in 2019.

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Rosalind & The Way on Saturday April 20, 2019 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Rosalind and the Way is an Americana Indie Rock band fronted by Fort Wayne singer-songwriter Cassie Beer. Stepping away from many years in church music after losing herself, Cassie was looking for a way to tell her story and to find her own way. The songs tell stories of making peace with the difficulties of life, coming back to and reconciling with one’s roots, and learning to love stronger with each new season.
In January 2018, R&TW became the first band signed to Marble Lounge Records at the University of Saint Francis. The first full length album will be available at a release party on April 27th.

Having recently played the main stage at Middle Waves Music Festival, The B-Side with Anthony D'Amato and Michaela Anne, Two-EE’s Winery, the Embassy Theatre, and Fort Wayne's Rock the Plaza, Rosalind & the Way is currently touring the United States.

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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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Wildmans on Thursday June 27, 2019 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park. The up and coming Neo traditional string band, The Wildmans, come from the one stop light town, Floyd, Virginia, in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition. From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler's conventions and classical music education comes the foundation for musical exploration that sets this group apart, taking the audience on a musical journey that reflects the growth and passion of these talented young musicians.

All three young players in the group have earned many awards, including the famed Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention, in 2018 Aila Wildman won Best All Around Performer Award along with 1st place in Old Time Fiddle, Eli Wildman won 1st place in Mandolin (2018), and Victor Furtado won 1st place in clawhammer banjo (2015 and 2016). The three are backed by mom Deb Wildman, making this a family band.

Highly skilled instrumentals and soulful vocals applied to traditional tunes with a smattering of old time, bluegrass, blues, and jazz combine to create a fresh new sound - old tunes fueled by young spirit. Their set combines fiddle tunes, ballads and folk songs of the Appalachian tradition with twentieth century classics, as well as original instrumental compositions by band members Eli and Victor.

The group has appeared on stages large and small, performing in festivals such as Red Wing Roots, Chantilly Farm's Bluegrass and BBQ festival, RoosterWalk, Floyd Fest, and The Steep Canyon Rangers’ Mountain Song Festival. They also regularly represent young talent along the Crooked Road in regional fiddler’s conventions. Having shared the stage with talents such as The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Steel Wheels, Danny Knicely, Sammy Shelor, Sierra Hull, Billy Strings, Darol Anger and Joe K. Walsh, these young musicians are making their way in the American stringband scene.

Doors 7:30PM
$10 in Advance/$12 Day of Show
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Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Wildwoods on Saturday July 13, 2019 at The Grange Hall in Barnesville, OH. Nebraska natives, The Wildwoods, a band from Lincoln, NE, bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Formed in 2012, The Wildwoods released their first album, “A Little Sweeter”, in 2014 and have since released two more albums independently: “Take A Chance” (2016) and “Sweet Nostalgia” (2017). The two lead vocalists of the group, Noah and Chloe Gose, also released a Duo EP titled “Birdie and Goose” in late 2017.

Following the successful release of their album, “Sweet Nostalgia”, the Wildwoods have opened for touring bands such as: Elephant Revival, The Hunts, The Accidentals, The Von Trapps, and Jamie Wyatt. They continue to tour regionally throughout the Midwest and Mountain States. The group was nominated in 2016, 2017 & 2018 by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards as one of the top Americana Folk Bands in the area, and in 2017 as Local Album of the year for their album, “Sweet Nostalgia”. In December 2017, they performed live as part of the Paste Music & Daytrotter Sessions.
The following is what media had to say about The Wildwoods:

“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.” Landon Kuhlmann, Paste Magazine & Daytrotter

“The young songwriting tandem of Chloe 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.” Andrew Stellman, Editor Hear Nebraska Magazine

The Wildwoods strive to make music that touches the soul & speaks of truth, that will be sure to melt your heart with every performance.

Doors 7:30PM
$10
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