Blue Sky Mission Club CD Release @ The Great Blue Heron Festival July 3rd, Sherm
The 18th annual Great Blue Heron Festival was an outstanding platform for the release of Blue Sky Mission Club's highly anticipated new album, "Middle Of Everywhere". The Great Blue Heron Festival is located in Sherman, NY. For the first time GBH Festival go'er, approaching through rustic farm roads. One might think, GBH-Fest was located in the middle of nowhere, but quite the contrary!
Not only does Great Blue Heron Festival host thousands of attendees each year... The Jamestown, NY area festival is also known for bringing bands like Natalie Merchant and 10.000 Maniacs, Donna The Buffalo, The Horseflies, Tiger Maple String Band, Blue Sky Mission Club and Rusted Root to the ecelctic forefront of the music scene ..just to name a few.
Blue Sky Mission Club was proud to perform new and original zydeco/Soulgrass music this year to a legion of new fans and peers. Not only was the release of “Middle Of Everywhere” a success, people came into the Dance Tent seeking shelter from the rain only to find themselves rocked by Blue Sky Mission Club. New songs like “Little Bird“, “How Long” and “Dance With Me Sister” truly grasped the audience with irresistible grooves and blissful harmonies.
By the end of the set, Blue Sky Mission Club had truly lived up to there code of honor: "Practicing the age old tradition of playing music people love to dance to" Our audience was thrilled and they wanted more, how could we resist? The icing on the cake had to be the lap steel work of London McDaniel as the crowd raged to Blue Sky Mission Club's foot stomping encore, “Show Your Soul”.
BSMC also had the chance to expose Free Boody Institute (their 70’s funk revival project) to an eager audience. As night came upon us, The FBI loaded up the golf carts with their gear and were escorted to the Café Stage for an outstanding set of 70’s funk. What made this even more interesting is the fact that this performance was not officially on the schedule. Many strings had to be pulled, and we were fortunate enough to have been given the “ok”. By the way, a special thank you to everyone involved in this process!
Given the impromptu nature of this performance, we were excited to have special guest Mic Wrecka from Philadelphia based band Slo-Mo and many others improvise raps with The FBI. Its amazing to see what happens when cultures mix together. That is the essence of what The Great Blue Heron Festival is really about, community.
On Tour Now in support of "Middle Of Everywhere!!