"Skybound Blue's worldclass vocals and truly great hooks set them apart from being just another Americana band" Arial Publicity.
Fronted by married duo Matt and Jenny Behnke, Skybound Blue is harmony-driven Americana - the dig deep and tell the story in your bones kind. And what a story theirs is of risk, adventure and adversity. From selling everything and sailing the Caribbean, surviving cancer, to raising a family while staying true to the quiet knowing that writing and sharing their music is their path. They’re charming, funny, real and the chemistry onstage is synched in a way typically only seen in acts as polished as Milk Carton Kids or First Aid Kit. Whether playing an intimate theater or summer festival they own any stage with sincerity and love. Matt's guitar playing is becoming legendary and their beautiful harmonies and melodies somehow seem familiar as soon as you hear them. Skybound Blue’s music has been hand selected for Portland’s KINK Homegrown Music compilation and National ad campaigns with Woolrich. They’ve created a devoted following of fans who crave that rare and magical combination of authenticity, connection, inspiration….and exceptional music.
The couple met in Jazz choir at Spokane Falls Community College, fell instantly in love, then promptly quit school in search of adventure. They spent three summers on Guam, where Matt landed a gig diving for silver bullion on a 17th Century Spanish Galleon. Then, in 2000, they sold everything and sailed the Bahamas for a year: snorkeling, playing music, and making life-long friends.
A year later their lives changed forever when Jenny was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Cancer remains the hardest thing the couple has ever endured. Out of this experience came a sense of urgency to write and play music no matter what; life or death, they are here to share their story with their whole heart.
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