Sky in the Road
About the Event
The first half of the concert will feature Dan Rhiger, Rahmana Wiest, Olivia Duffy, Ben Rhiger, Molly Lehrkind, and our new friend, Maria Olaya. After the intermission, Maria Olaya will play some of her original pieces and some pieces by the New Song artists Victor Jara and Julio of Cuba. Olivia Duffy, Molly Lehrkind, Rahmana Wiest will each play some of their original or favorite pieces.
Artichoke Music is a place where we have made many dear friends over the years, sharing a common bond in the love of music. We have played with, listened to, played for, shared food, time, life and love with many whom artichoke has drawn together. We cherish those times and those people. Many of our Artichoke music friends are working to find another location for Artichoke Music, and we look forward to the continuation of friendships and music in the new location.
About Sky in the Road
You could say it was love at first note. When Sky in the Road founding members Daniel Rhiger and Rahmana Wiest, both singers and musicians since childhood, met they were providing back-up vocals and instrumentation for another local singer/songwriter. It quickly became apparent that there was magic in this "harmonic convergence" and Dan and Rah, as they are known by their friends, soon became musical partners and eventually life partners.
In the early nineties they gigged around the Northwest with their band The Big Picture, plying their brand of world-music inflected folk-rock at festivals and clubs, large and small. It was during this time that Dan Rhiger received two runner-up awards in Billboard Magazine's 1991 National Songwriting Contest. The two songs honored, Skyward Dancer and The Rediscovery of Fire, were featured on The Big Picture's self-titled EP along with four other original tunes including two of Rahmana's compositions.
By 1995 they had moved on from The Big Picture and began performing as a duo under their current name of Sky in the Road. They released their first full-length CD by that same name. They have toured the West coast from Monterrey to Vancouver, B.C. and east to New York, Chicago, St Louis and Denver playing intimate coffee houses, 1000 seat auditoriums and everything in between. The song Out Beyond from that album, with it's Rumi inspired lyrics and Celtic melody chorus, has become an anthem of hope and transcendence for thousands of fans across the country.
Since 2001 Sky in the Road has been featured three times on the nationally syndicated radio show River City Folk. They have been heard at numerous concert halls, conferences, coffee houses and festivals including Seattle Folk Life, Portland's Winterfolk, Rose Festival, Artquake, The Bite, Earth Day/Procession of the Species, The Yakima Folklife Festival, the Mile High Church of Religious Science in Denver and many more. They have shared the stage with performers as diverse as Peter Yarrow, Utah Phillips, Betsy Rose, Tom May, Tracy Grammer, and Susan Osborn.
With the direction of filmmaker and former Sky in the Road band member, Dean Warner, they created their first music video in 2006 for Rahmana's composition Set the Wild One Free. Dean was a third member of Sky in the Road for several years. He is the owner of and creative force behind Sanctuary Films, Ltd.
Back to their performing roots as a duo, Sky in the Road creates music with an organic feel that reflects their unique native Oregonian perspective. They describe their music as folk-based winding its way through Americana, country, Celtic, world folk, gypsy jazz, new age, rock, reggae and more. Known for their tight, soaring vocal harmonies they fill out their sound with a variety of instrumentation including 6 and 12 string guitar, Irish bouzouki, banjo and East Indian harmonium.
Sky in the Road has released several CDs including, "Time Travels", "Celtic Gypsy", "Where Everything is Music" and their 1996 debut, "Sky in the Road". Their recordings have received airplay in major markets such as Boston, San Francisco and Portland and on numerous college radio stations nationwide.
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3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
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