Via Skies

Via Skies is an interstate indie duo releasing their debut album Horizons on October 27th to all streaming services. Award-winning singer-songwriter Jeff Gonzales (of Arizona) and guitarist and producer Chad Cussen (Indiana) make up the duo, whose single Reasons will be released later this month in anticipation of the album.

The pair formed in Mesa, AZ and later started recording in 2020 at Cussen’s studio. The Covid pandemic, complications from Gonzales’ epilepsy, and a cross-country move by Cussen all aided in delaying Horizons’ completion. Generally unfazed, both members were committed to finishing the album and continuing the band. A follow-up album is also planned.

Early opinions have mentioned Wilco and The National as somewhat comparable, but the combination of Gonzales’ songwriting and reflective lyrics, along with Cussen’s melodic guitar, arrangement, and production skills craft a truly authentic musical brew.

The band are eager for the release, and looking forward to upcoming live performances, both in-person and streaming.

While Jeff Gonzales’ previous release (solo EP The Lights Just Went Out)earned him Songwriter of the Year honors from Yab Yum Music & Arts, he feels the collaboration with Cussen is truly special, and has helped him grow as a songwriter.
“Often we don’t have to say a whole lot, even with the distance. He has a really good ear. We don’t have to try 10 different accompaniment options, or 10 different mixes. Most of the time, I think we’re kind of on the same musical wavelength. And when we’re not, creatively speaking, good things come from that as well.”
(L. Moss – DTW)
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