Daily Dose: Sky City – Blessing and a Curse
The Jonesboro, AR Cosmic Americana group, SKY CITY, released its debut recording, “Nudie Suit EP”, in November 2014. Initially conceived as a tip-of-the-hat to the late, great Gram Parsons, the EP features 5 original songs and a stripped-down version of the Gram Parsons/Chris Hillman classic, “Sin City”.
Recorded and produced at Sanddog Studio in Sardis, MS, the “Nudie Suit EP” showcases the songwriting talents of the group’s founding members, Nathan Crouch and Grant Camp. Intelligent lyrics and organic melodies combine with indie bravado and old-school sensibilities to make this a cohesive and memorable record.
During the past 5 years, SKY CITY has enjoyed success in building and maintaining a local following through steady gigging, energetic live performances, and local radio airplay (KASU 91.9). Between 2013 and 2015, the group progressively increased their gigging frequency both locally and regionally. Performance highlights for 2015 include: ‘Muscle Shoals Artists Unlimited’ showcase at Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville, TN, artist showcase during SXSW at Sam’s Town Point in Austin, TX, as well as various shows in Tupelo, MS, Oxford, MS, Little Rock, AR, and Springfield, MO. With over 250 shows since 2014, the group aims to continue to build on this momentum.
In late-spring of 2016, SKY CITY will release their first full-length album entitled “Quantico Traveler”.
In addition to Nathan Crouch (vocals/guitar) and Grant Camp (vocals/bass), the group’s line-up includes: Matt Pierce (telecaster/vocals), Tanja McKay (violin), and Jimbo Gramling (drums).
SKY CITY is hitting its stride. With this cast of musicians, the group is able to swerve from honky-tonk to rock n’ roll to blues to low-down n’ greasy while always keeping it between the ditches.
SOURCE: Official Bio