When I first heard that a band from Lithuania was travelling to New York to participate in the festival, I was immediately struck by the belief and dedication these people must have in and for their music. When I heard them play, that belief was passed on to me. With a sound reminiscent of early Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull, The Skys paint vivid sonic images that bring back a feeling of wonder and joy that I haven’t felt in years. It was as though I was transported back to my high school youth: lying on my bed, listening to musical phrases that described amazing scenes, and carried me away to places I could only imagine. The Skys’ presence at the festival was a welcome surprise, and throughout the week I was honored to be able to speak with them and really get to know the people behind this sound. I truly hope that I have the opportunity to work with them again.