Angels We Have Heard on High
Skye Pixton is a fresh, young singer/guitarist who is quickly rising in the ranks of Portland's favorite chanteuses. Somewhere between Ani Difranco and the Samples in style, her songs always reach a depth of feeling with her audience as she travels with them from happy and elated to sorrow and desperation - and everything inbetween. Her commanding yet sensitive voice, incredible original songs, and magnetic personality have earned her a growing list of loyal fans. Skye's most recent musical project, Love Lies & Skye, is a venture into performance art, implementing more audience-engagement, weaving the music into a whole 'piece' or show, rather than the typical list-of-songs style performance you usually see from live bands. Regardless of whether you catch her solo or with her ensemble, she'll carry your heart away. Most often seen playing an acoustic guitar and accompanied by backup vocalists with rich harmonies, a cello, and light drums/percussion, she has an acoustic folk/pop sound that appeals to young and old alike, especially as modern tastes are moving in that direction. In 2005 she won the Portland Songwriter's Association's 'best overall song' award, a competition she's won twice before in the category of folk. Her credits also include three television appearances, multi-state radio play, placement in the State Talent competition, singing of the national anthem at a Portland Trailblazers game, and a long list of popular venues where she has performed. Her never-ending stream of new songs, each seemingly better than the last, make her not only promising for the near future but also a definite mainstay in the music scene for many years to come.