“You hear this group is playing you run, don't walk, to get tickets or a seat. Real talent, real artists, real performances.”
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“Well crafted songs, lush harmonies, and a sound that feels like you’re hanging outside on a warm summer evening.” – The Burg Magazine
Big Sky Quartet is based in Central PA and has been creating original folk/roots/blues music for over 15 years. Formerly known as Indian Summer Jars, the band was recognized in 2019 as ‘Best Trio’ by the Central PA Music Hall of Fame. BSQ again gained recognition by the CPMAs and was awarded ‘Best Folk Band’ and ‘Best Abum’ in 2021 for their latest release, ‘Red Fire Rising’. Travelling the East Coast and playing small and big stages, Big Sky Quartet connects with diverse audiences wherever they perform. Three-part harmonies inspired by familiar artists/songwriters such as the Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile, and the Wailin’ Jenny’s are what the group has become well known and loved for.
Big Sky Quartet is an original four piece roots/folk music act based in Central Pennsylvania. The members of the band all bring a shared love of music and passion for performing to the group. Sarah Fiore is the bands’ songwriter and guitarist. She has been writing melody, lyrics, and guitar for the act since 2008 and continues to write and grow as an artist over the years by dedicating her insight and passion of songwriting and collaborating. On vocals, accordion, penny whistle, and autoharp, Jason Whetstone brings a depth of musical genius to the group with his professional background in sound engineering and years of experience in theater, singing, and musical collaborations. Brilliant when building harmonies with the group, his ability to play multiple instruments throughout performances is a joy for audiences to experience. On drums, Kelly McClain is one of the founding members of the group. He brings a unique and powerful energy to the drum kit and lifts the music up to another level with his talents. Entirely self taught, Kelly brings his passion for music in the styles of blues and roots music to the group. On vocals and hand percussion is Jennifer Hara. Her deep love of moving people through music is easily seen and felt on stage with her passionate and powerful voice, and her energy throughout the performances. All four members come together to bring you music that has been called ‘beautiful, deep, uplifting, and moving’, and the harmonies have been recognized as the best in the region, winning the award of ‘Best Trio’ for the Central PA Hall of Fame in 2020, Best Folk/Band in 2021, and voted Best/Album EP for their latest release 'Red Fire Rising'.