Shining (even more) on Night Lights Music Festival
A quick Q-and-A with one of the festival's amazing performers: Tyler Smilo of Daybreak Radio
With the 2016 Night Lights Music Festival burning bright right now in nearby, beautiful Sherman, NY, we figured it would be some good fun to take a few minutes out of the busy schedules of some of the very-awesome festival's organizers and performers for a little Q-and-A action.
First, I caught up with Scott Molloy, who, as a founder, organizer, and musician in Lazlo Hollyfeld, has been with Night Lights from the start. Then, we heard from Ethan Pieper and Sam Edwards, members of Edinboro-based jam/fusion soundscapers GNOSiS. Now, there's word from crazy-talented Erie troubador Tyler Smilo, who delivers hard-driving, heart-hitting rock with Daybreak Radio onstage Friday -- and promises to be playing the day (and night) away elsehere for the duration of the weekend.
Here's what he had to say:
Ryan Smith: Thanks again taking some time to do this with us, Tyler. First off, tell us a little bit about what you've been up to this summer.
Tyler Smilo: Daybreak has been working hard, arranging new originals and tracking our follow-up EP, "volume II." We were blessed to have played Great Blue Heron earlier this summer. We had a killer response, and played a very solid set.
RS: Now, you're a Night Lights veteran too. I'm asking everyone I'm talking with to describe some of its general vibe.
Ryan Smith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can follow him on Twitter @ryanmsmithplens.