"The acrid smell of diesel fuel; the big engines ceaselessly rumbling through the night at the eternal cosmic roadside truckstop; rhinestones glittering like night stars through the brown haze of Mexican weed; outlaws around a desert campfire swapping tales of narrow escapes...
The great EP "Nudie Suit" by the Jonesboro, AR group, SKY CITY, is evocative of all this and more. I love it and can't wait to see how the road unwinds for this bunch."
The Jonesboro, AR 'Cosmic Americana' group, SKY CITY, released its debut recording, “Nudie Suit EP”, in November 2014. Initially conceived as a tip-of-the-hat to the late, great Gram Parsons, the EP features 5 original songs and a stripped-down version of the Gram Parsons/Chris Hillman classic, “Sin City”.
Recorded and produced at Sanddog Studio in Sardis, MS, the “Nudie Suit EP” showcases the songwriting talents of the group’s founding members, Nathan Crouch and Grant Camp. Intelligent lyrics and organic melodies combine with indie bravado and old-school sensibilities to make this a cohesive and memorable record.
Since 2011, SKY CITY has enjoyed success in building and maintaining a local following through steady gigging and energetic live performances. Currently, the group is working to expand its popularity on a regional level. 2013 and 2014 saw them progressively increasing their gigging frequency. And, with over 150 local and regional shows in 2014, the group aims to build on this momentum in 2015. Furthermore, the “Nudie Suit EP” has the set the stage for SKY CITY’s next step.
After completing a successful 'Kickstarter' campaign in March, SKY CITY returned to Sanddog Studios to record it's first full-length album. Currently, the band is putting the finishing touches on this 12-song collection, entitled "Quantico Traveler".
In addition to Nathan Crouch (vocals/guitar) and Grant Camp (vocals/bass), the group’s line-up includes Matt Pierce (telecaster/vocals), Tanja McKay (violin) and Jason Hatcher (drums).
SKY CITY is hitting its stride with this cast of musicians and is able to swerve from honky-tonk to rock n’ roll to blues to low-down n’ greasy while always keeping it between the ditches. [+]