Big Blue Sky

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  • Track 3- On the Verge [RealAudio - : 30min.]
  • Phone: 401.437.9133
    address: 77 Allen Ave., 2nd Floor, Riverside, RI 02915


    The acoustic duo Big Blue Sky is earning a following among serious music fans as a result of their recent European and Northeastern USA tours. Comprised of singer/songwriter/guitarist Susan Crago and Jill Apolinario playing bass and adding "bright, dead-on harmonies" to their "solid acoustic modern folk", Big Blue Sky debuted its first CD, On The Verge, in January of 1998.

    Much has happened for them since the release of On The Verge. Introducing eleven new songs written by Crago, the CD received critical acclaim both here in the U.S. and in Europe, following its release on Brambus Records of Chur, Switzerland. Big Blue Sky's European tours in 1999 and 2000 took them to Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The summer of 1999 found them appearing in coffeehouses and concert venues in New England, New York, and Pennsylvania.

    They have been featured on the nationally syndicated public radio show FM Odyssey with Fred Migliore and their CD is receiving airplay on radio stations throughout the U. S. and Europe.

    Susan began performing in Pittsburgh, singing and playing guitar for a succession of bands while studying English, theology, and education at Duquesne University. Upon graduation, she began a teaching career which came to an end in February of 1999 after Susan lost much of her eyesight to a degenerative eye disease. Her award winning songwriting has been inspired by her study of literature and theology, her years of working with disadvantaged youth in the Florida school system, her life experiences and stories of the people she's met along the way. Her songs, sometimes whimsical and at other times lyrical and wise, tell universal stories.

    "These songs talk about love; getting stung by hindsight; moving on; and generally plowing ahead as a woman in this day and age. It's neither feminist nor sappy. It's just strong-willed", wrote a reviewer in Florida's JAM Magazine. A native of New York, Jill moved to Ft. Lauderdale where she met Crago in 1995. When the two decided to form Big Blue Sky in 1996, named for the wide open sky of the Florida Everglades, Jill began studying the bass which has become her primary instrument. Her ability to create sonically appealing arrangements by adding harmony vocals, and her electric bass groove throughout are a compliment to Crago's lyrics and lift Big Blue Sky's songs out of the singer/songwriter genre and propel them into a category of their own.

    Big Blue Sky has relocated to Rhode Island and is currently working on a second album with a release date scheduled for the Spring of 2001.

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    For booking/information for Big Blue Sky:
    Snail: 77 Allen Avenue, 2nd floor, Riverside, RI 02915