“Deeply rooted in blues and country, Howard & Skye are masters at transforming feelings into songs…” – Lambert Smits, Keys and Chords
Resounding with a melodic blend of country, folk, blues and pop, Arkansas River Valley Americana artist Blueflower Skye’s songs draw listeners in with stories of loss and personal strife. Her words, conveyed through veils of metaphor and symbolism, ring with a vulnerable sentiment on Howard & Skye’s AMA-charting debut album Milkweed.
Blueflower Skye’s ‘Pretty Weed,’ ‘Nowhere’ and ‘Deep,’ and co-writes ‘Big Joe’ and ‘Shivered Pine’ with Howard & Skye partner Jonathan Howard comprise her contribution to Milkweed, receiving welcoming reviews and airplay throughout Europe and North America, and charting on the AMA charts from October 2016 through February 2017.
Born in Japan, Skye’s long, meandering path towards songwriting consisted of learning English as a young child in Biloxi, Mississippi, and absorbing the regional cultures of the Southern and Midwestern states and Hawaii as a military brat while learning percussion. In 2012, Skye came across Kent Finlay’s Wednesday night Songwriters Circle at Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas, and her repeated visits there sparked her interest in writing music. Two years later, Skye had a collection of songs and co-writes with Austin, Texas songwriter Jonathan Howard for their AMA-charting album Milkweed, which was released in 2016. Currently based in the River Valley Region of Arkansas, Skye is working with Jonathan Howard on their second album and her first solo CD.
Howard & Skye official website: www.howardandskye.com