Skye Steele spent the last decade in New York City forging a reputation as a musicians’ musician, working his way up from playing subway platforms to Carnegie Hall and collaborating with a dizzying array of artists. He has appeared on stage with household-names like Willie Nelson and Vanessa Carlton, indie darlings Deer Tick, Jolie Holland, and Shearwater, and legends of avant-garde jazz Anthony Braxton and Butch Morris.
In 2014 Skye began forging a new path as a solo performer and song-writer, trading in concert halls and a well-stamped passport for DIY venues and long stretches of highway. He sweated out this reinvention the old-fashioned way, refining his new sound on stage from the punk-rock basements of Philly to galactic hippie-communes of Florida, to boom town honky-tonks of North Dakota.
His new record, All That Light has been praised by Rolling Stone for its "dreamy folk-tinged power-pop," and Consequence of Sound for the "light of gratitude and optimism [that] radiantly shines throughout the album."
“A sure-footed young singer-songwriter,” in the words of The New York Times, Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the internal world as with the external. Her songs, which range from fantastical riffs on old folktales to autobiographical sojourns, to “phonojournalism”, a genre of her own invention, have won recognition from the ASCAP Foundation and the New York Songwriters Circle. She can be found fronting her large ensemble, collaborating as one half of the duo Robinson & Rohe, or playing intimate solo sets in the US and abroad. Her latest release with her band, Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show, won three Independent Music Awards in 2014. An Elmore Magazine reviewer hailed it as “enchanting” and “remarkable in so many ways I can think of no comparison.”