Beginning in 2001, this eclectic group began playing venues in Central Virginia, their first being a benefit for the firefightersâ€™ families of September 11th. With a ballad form of folk, and the rhythmic beats of rock, jazz and country, they give a magical harmony to their tunes. Original members include Mark Campbell, on lead guitar and vocals, Theresa â€œTeeâ€ Latchford, on rhythm guitar, bass and vocals, Scott Heath on bass and vocals, and Sharen Dowdy on keyboard and vocals. Brandon â€œaka Pedroâ€ Grishaw joined the group in 2007 on drums.
Originally considered â€œunplugged,â€ the group developed a more electric sound in 2005, and recently added a wide range of dance covers to their original playlist, including music from Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, Jefferson Airplane and Hal Ketchum, among others. You can check out their sound at: www.blueskyeband.com.
The Lovingston Opry is located at 632 Front Street, Lovingston, VA. Tickets can be reserved at (434)263-8305. General Admission $10.00 Balcony $15.00. For more information, go to www.lovingstonopry.com.