Wild Skies

Kickstand Productions Presents!

Wild Skies

The Long Lost, Ludlow, One More Moon

Sat, December 2, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Downstairs

$10.00

This event is 17 and over

Wild Skies
Wild Skies
Wild Skies is the band that almost-met-in-real-life.

Kristine and Aaron live two blocks from each other. Kristine and Danny were living in the same suburb for a year. Danny and Tommy played several shows together in different bands, but they never actually met.

All it took was a Craigslist ad to put together Wild Skies, a folk-rock band from Chicago, IL. The group shines through thoughtful songwriting and soaring harmonies; embracing the traditional roots of the folk genre, but adding their own modern twist. Wild Skies pushes the boundaries of what you thought folk music could be – and they do it right.

Combining folk elements like banjo and violin (Danny Caldwell) and standup bass (Tommy Good) make the sound familiar yet unique. Mixed with traditional keys (Spencer Adamson), guitar (Aaron Lechlak), and vocals (Kristine Sorum-Williams), you get the upbeat, shake-the-rafters sound that is Wild Skies.

The band released their first self-titled EP on July 4, 2014. For a limited time, it is available for free download on their Bandcamp page.
The Long Lost
The Long Lost duo consists of husband and wife Alfred (a.k.a. electronic Daedelus) and Laura Darlington.

In contrast to the avant-electronics and hip-hop aesthetics of Alfred's music as Daedelus, The Long Lost is a union of two songwriters and producers with a penchant for sad sounds and delicate, electro-acoustic melodies -- psychedelic lullabies for lovers and the lovelorn.
As well as Sa-Ra, Laura has also sung for Flying Lotus.

The group consists of Alfred A. Darlington (vocals, guitar, bass, bass clarinet, etc.) and wife Laura B. Darlington (vocals, alto flute, toy piano, omnichord, etc.) who are often joined onstage by Amir Yaghmai (violin & falsetto), Jonathan Larroquette (computer machines) and Andres Renteria (percussion).
Venue Information:
Downstairs
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647