Prairie Sky



Some Fun Performances

At the Del Mar Library Jan 2018

Del Mar Foundation - First Thursdays - Nov. 2016
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

Del Mar Times - First Thursdays 2016

At the Boll Weevil as Featured Band Nov. 2016SDBS presented Prairie Sky as Featured Band in November, 2016. Photo credit: David Cupp.

Chino Farm
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

DM Fair 2015Prairie Sky at the Del Mar Fair 2015 for Bluegrass Day at the Fair. Photo credit: Jim Humphreys

Del Mar LibrtaryPrairie 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

AlplepaloozaPrairie Sky at the Julian Applepalooza event, a beautiful setting for a fun event.

At KSON RadioPrairie 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

Urban SolacePrairie 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

St. MarksOn stage at the annual St. Marks United Methodist Church bluegrass concert 2013. Photo credit: Dennis Anderson

At the Museum of  Making MusicPrairie 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).

SummergrassHere 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.

Ramona Bluegrass FestivalThe 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 in JulianJeff and Ramona provide Prairie Sky's unique dual guitar sound, here on stage in Julian 2014.

In the Studio

Jeff in the studioPrairie Sky's lead male singer and guitar player Jeff Smith in the studio recording Shades of Blue. Photo credit: Dwight Worden

In the studioRamona 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 Rohlf in the studioShawn 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 and Ramona Ault in the recording studioJanet Beazley recorded guest banjo tracks on Prairie Sky's Shades of Blue CD relrease. Photo credit: Dwight Worden


More Photo Fun!

CashBluegrass 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

AveryAvery Ellisman plays mandolin, fiddle and occassional banjo for Prairie Sky. Avery also runs the respected Julian Family Fiddle Camp. Photo credit: Dwight Worden

Jeff SmithJeff Jeff Smith sings and plays lead guitar with Prairie Sky. Photo credit: Davbid Cupp

Dwight at the Boll WeevilDwight 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

Prairie Sky performing with Ada EllismanAvery'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

Ramona Ault 2009Prairie 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.

Early Prairie Sky 2009This 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.