Some Fun Performances
Prairie Sky at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center - Del Mar Foundation's First Thursdays Series (Nov. 2016) Photo credit: Bill Morris/Del Mar Foundation
SDBS presented Prairie Sky as Featured Band in November, 2016. Photo credit: David Cupp.
Prairie Sky often plays at the Chino Farm's Good Earth/Great Chefs series, featuring food authors, chefs, and specialty culinary goods and stellar Chino vegetables. Photo credit: Jeff Carmel
Prairie Sky at the Del Mar Fair 2015 for Bluegrass Day at the Fair. Photo credit: Jim Humphreys
Prairie Skly at the Del Mar Library in 2015 as part of the San Deigo Bluegrass Society's Bluegrass in the Libraries Series. Photo credit: David Cupp
Prairie Sky at the Julian Applepalooza event, a beautiful setting for a fun event.
Prairie Sky in the KSON Radio studio. The band has performed many times live on KSON's Bluegrass Special Radio Show with DJ Wayne Rice (center). Photo credit: Shawn Rohlf
Prairie Sky performs an acapela gospel tune at Urban Solace. The band performs every first Sunday of the month from 10 am to 2 pm at Urban Solace Restaurant as part of its Bluegrass Brunch--great food and fun! Photo credit: Ed Meyers
On stage at the annual St. Marks United Methodist Church bluegrass concert 2013. Photo credit: Dennis Anderson
Prairie Sky was priviledged to perform in 2012 with guest Chris Stuart at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, the headquarters for the National Association of Music Makers (NAMM).
Here is Prairie Sky on the main stage at the Summergrass Festival in 2014. What a fantastiuc event, held each August at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista.
The Ramona Bluegrass Festival held in Ramona California is great fun every summer, and the band, here on the Foggy Mountain Stage in 2014, is honored to have the festival named after our lead singer Ramona Ault:). Photo credit: Steve Disler
Jeff and Ramona provide Prairie Sky's unique dual guitar sound, here on stage in Julian 2014.
In the Studio
Prairie Sky's lead male singer and guitar player Jeff Smith in the studio recording Shades of Blue. Photo credit: Dwight Worden
Ramona Ault, Prairie's Sky lead female singer, smiles while recording for the band's first CD release Shades of Blue. Photro credit: Dwight Worden
Shawn P. Rohlf engineered, recorded, and mixed Prairie Sky's Shades of Blue. We couldn't have done it without his expertise and guidance. Big thanks Shawn! Photo credit: Dwight Worden
Janet Beazley recorded guest banjo tracks on Prairie Sky's Shades of Blue CD relrease. Photo credit: Dwight Worden
More Photo Fun!
Bluegrass is where all the money is! Here Ramona and Avery show Jeff the tip bucket proceeds from a gig he missed. Ah, if only it were so... Photo credit Dwight Worden
Avery Ellisman plays mandolin, fiddle and occassional banjo for Prairie Sky. Avery also runs the respected Julian Family Fiddle Camp. Photo credit: Dwight Worden
Jeff Jeff Smith sings and plays lead guitar with Prairie Sky. Photo credit: Davbid Cupp
Dwight Worden, Prairie Sky's bass player and occassional twin fiddler, smiling because music is fun! Here, as Prairie Sky performs for the San Diego Bluegrass Society as Featured Band in November 2016. Photo credit: David Cupp
Avery's daughter Ada performs "If it Hadn't Been For Love" with Prairie Sky at a private party in 2010. The band likes to play with guests, especially talented kids! Photo credit: Dwight Worden
Prairie Sky's lead singer Ramona Ault in one of the band's first performances, here as Featured Band for SDBS in 2009 with Dwight, but with Becky Green and Shawn Rohlf, befoire Avery and Jeff joined the group.
This is the earliest photo we have of Prairie Sky performing. It's a Featured Band performance for the SDBS in 2009 with left to right: Dwight Worden on fiddle, Ramona Ault on guitar, Becky Green on bass, and Shawn Rohlf on banjo.