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Big Sky String Band
 
The seeds of the Big Sky Stringband were planted many years ago at a chance meeting between Jay Stanek and Chris Meier at an open mic night. After a year of acoustic music together, the two formed Kai Mera, an eclectic band with many influences. After signing with Hammerhead Records for their self-titled debut album. The band continued to play diverse and entertaining live shows to a large group of loyal fans at the University of Illinois, garnering Best Local Band honors from Champaign's alternative weekly, The Octopus. Jay and Chris dissolved Kai Mera in 1998 to focus on a more stripped down roots sound. The Big Sky Stringband was born.

The Big Sky String Band is a roots, bluegrass, folk rock band playing in Northern Illinois. If you are into a rocking, toe-tapping good time, check out the Big Sky Stringband.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.bigskystringband.com

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