Benjamin Tyler from Small Skies recently dropped by the show and spent the evening with us talking about his personal influences and creative process. I was looking forward to talking to Benjamin about the songs and sonic environment the band captured on their most recent release, Build. Our playlist featured artists like M83, Future Islands, and Explode Into Colors. In the second hour we played selections from the Small Skies catalog including most of the new LP. It was fascinating to hear the stories behind the album and dig into the bands sound.
At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.