Episode 45: The Skye Bleu Crew: Sweet Bluesy Rocking Americana

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Today on the podcast we are featuring the Bloomingdale, Illinois group The Skye Bleu Crew. Learn more about them and listen to their track “Dollhouse.”

Show Notes and Full Show Transcript

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Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I am your host Jeanette Kimszal. For those of you just joining us, this is the podcast where I talk about different musicians and how their music affects me and then play a track for you to listen to. 

So you can check it out and form your own opinion as well. And I’d love to know what you think of the track if you’re so inclined to do so. So I’ll have details at the end of this show where you can share your opinion if you want to tell me what you think.

So today I am chatting about the Americana/country Rock group The Skye Bleu Crew. 

This Bloomingdale, Illinois quartet is comprised of vocalist Jen Botka, guitar and organist Jason Botka, bassist Johnny Gadeikis, and drummer Dominic Fallico.

And forgive me if I have butchered any of those names.

So while the band itself seems to be pretty new, it looks to be formed by a group of seasoned musicians at least according to the biography I have found. 

Also, this track is the first track that they put out this year.

Also listening to it you can kind of get a feel of like you know there is an experience in their music. They have a pretty well-put-together sound. 

Also the track I’ll be playing later “Dollhouse” which was their first track out earlier this year it features solos and guitar solos from Bill Sonoda who is named as an “ax master” in the band’s write-up biography. 

I’m not sure if Sonoda is part of the band or just playing on this song because when the members are listed he is not in that part of the bio. I guess I’ll have to wait for more of their music to know for sure.

To me, there is a bit of mystery around this band because there is no social media pages or website with additional information on them. It almost makes me enjoy the music more because there is somewhat of a shrouded mystery surrounding them. The song is posted on Keith Fallico’s Youtube page. 

And, according to the bio I have Fallico was the one who wrote the song for Jen. He is a guitar player according to his Facebook Page. 

Aside from the minuscule web presence the music itself is something that has been described as a mix of Bonnie Raitt and Heart. 

When it comes to sound the band has been described as an Americana and modern country rock.

The song is short clocking in under 2 and a half minutes but it does leave a distinct impression on the listener. 

At least in my opinion. It does kind of form an impression in your mind. It could be the marrying of Jen Botka’s interesting vocals and the infectious guitar licks.

To me, it’s a little country with some bluesy guitar rock thrown in. 

And the rock, and the guitar solos are what give this song a little bit more rock edge than just your average country song. At least to me. It wavers on rock and country so it can definitely appeal to various audiences.

The song also has these delicate and touching melodies. That is really just amplified by the sweet, charismatic vocals from Jen Botka. 

So you know, if you’re someone into those sweet love lyrics this will also appeal to your heartstrings. It boasts of growing love. 

Going from a dollhouse to lifelong love. 

She sings “It started in a dollhouse and turned into a life with you.”

So it does have that lovey-dovey sweetness sound that just kind of goes well with the melodies and the guitar licks. 

It’s definitely been noted for its distinction and gaining notoriety from the blogosphere as well as getting features on things. It has write-ups in Obscure Sound, Breaking and Entering, Living Life Fearless, OnStage Magazine, and Screen Legion to name a few outlets.

But yeah, I think this is a pretty cool track, and it’s only a couple of minutes and will only take a little time for you to take a listen. 

I did see the band had some other songs on Spotify and Amazon if you wanted to listen to more of their stuff. They have those tracks up there for you to listen to. 

But yea, I mean I think I’ve kind of said my piece and I won’t talk your ear off anymore (laughing). So without further ado here is “Dollhouse” by The Skye Blue Crew.

We would love to know what you think about The Skye Bleu Crew and their track “Doll House”, You can tell us in a comment on the podcast webpage. You can also leave an audio comment at the link in the episode summary.

Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information on The Skye Bleu Crew. They don’t seem to even have a website. Their videos are posted on Keith Fallico Musical Artist’s Youtube page which I can leave a link to in the show notes if you want to check that out.

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Thanks for listening and see you in the next episode!

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