Sky in the Road
Sky in the Road creates music with an organic feel that reflects their unique native Oregonian perspective. Sky in the Road is the performing name of singer/songwriter threesome Daniel Rhiger, Dean Warner, and Rahmana Wiest. As a threesome they have been making music together since 1998. Daniel Rhiger plays guitar, Dean Warner is usually found playing a mandolin, but also plays guitar, and pulls out pedal steel, banjo, and fiddle on occasion. Rahmana plays harmonium and percussion. Three-part harmonies are laced into their tunes, with the three of them trading off lead vocals. They describe their music as folk-based pop that winds it's way through bluegrass, reggae, rock, country, celtic, world folk, jazz and blues. Dan Rhiger's songwriting has won awards including two songs honored in Billboard Magazine's 1991 National Songwriting Contest. Sky in the Road has recently released two new CDs, 'Where Everything is Music' and 'Tahonetlaclah, Mountain of Fire'. These join their 1996 self-titled release, 'Sky in the Road'. With a seamless blend of popular cover tunes sprinkled with their well-crafted originals these versatile performers have toured throughout the West, from the Oregon Coast to Billings, Montana, from Monterey to the San Juans. They have been heard at numerous concert halls, conferences, coffee houses and festivals including Portland's Rose Festival, Artquake, The Bite, Earth Day/Procession of the Species, Seattle Folk Life, The Yakima Folklife Festival and many more. Their recordings have received airplay in major markets such as Boston, San Fransisco, Portland and on numerous college radio stations nationwide. In 2001 and again in 2005 they were featured on the nationally syndicated radio show River City Folk.