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An Evening with Skye Steele

When Skye Steele was three years old, his grandma asked him to sing the Star-Spangled Banner for a luncheon of the United Methodist Ladies of Paris, Tennessee. He remembers the nilla wafers more than the gig, but she always insisted he nailed it. Of course, we know how grandmother’s lie.

That same year his mother began teaching him how to play the violin. About fourteen years later, Skye took a bus to New York City to pursue a Nobel Prize in Literature. He soon found himself playing his fiddle in the subways to make ends meet, which eventually lead to a career. 

Fifteen years later, Skye's been heard with artists ranging from Vanessa Carlton and Willie Nelson to Anthony Braxton and Butch Morris to Joey Arias and Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, not to mention with the Maracatu drummers of Brazil and gypsies in Istanbul. And he's setting his poems to music and singing them now, which helps to bring it all together very nicely.

Join us for this special evening of music from songwriter, improvising violinist, and composer Skye Steele.