Grey Sky Turn
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Grey Sky Turn

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter


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"pulseweekly CD reviews"

Consisting of Ethan Rightmyer and Steve Zezza, who started playing music when they met in college years ago, Grey Sky Turn is a folk-rock duo who successfully incorporate elements of pop into a natural and organic sound.

Their sound is diverse, but not eclectic, and you can pick up on the subtle hints of country, pop, and blue grass on "Miles Between." Although the band usually performs as a duo, they've employed some helpers to fill out the sound on this record. Guitarists, who guest spot in solo sections, offer up a an interesting (and welcome) tonal change, and add some diversity to the record. Grey Sky Turn's musical style is perfect for the coffeehouse kind of crowd; it's easy to listen to, rich with melody and harmony, and you can almost smell the freshly ground coffee beans on the insert. - pulseweekly, Lehigh Valley, PA

"Local Soundtrack"

Grey Sky Turn is one of the newest musical transplants to the Lehigh Valley via the coffeehouses of Boston and Philadelphia, and "Miles Between" (Bummer Tent), a guitar-based disc of personal, soul-searching ballads is the duo's latest offering.

Ethan Rightmyer and Steve Zezza play in an easy-going 70's folk style akin to America and Seals and Crofts. The twosome's pleasant sound, full of excellent acoustic and electric guitar work and lovely harmonies, also would fit in well with today's contemporary Country scene.

"Little Bird," "Ride Away," "Waiting on the Day" and "Miles Between's" title track all deal with travelling and moving on, both literally and metaphorically. The themes of the songs intertwine like connecting roads and bring an agreeable cohesiveness to the disc.

Given the seeming effortless blending of their voices, is readily apparent that Rightmyer and Zezza are very comfortable performing together, which they have been doing for quite some time, since their days at Bloomsburg University. - Morning Call -by Rosemary Pratka

"Get Into The Act"

The toe-tapping begins as soon as the music starts. Then comes the humming. There's something catchy about the music of Grey Sky Turn, a 14-year-old duo now based in the Lehigh Valley.

Ethan Rightmyer and Steve Zezza have been making music together since their senior year at Bloomsburg University. They found harmony, first as friends, then with their guitars and their voices.

"Our voices work together for some weird reason and that's always been the strength of our performances," says Zezza, noting influences by harmonizers such as Crosby Stills and Nash and the Indigo Girls.

The duo landed in the area after two years in the coffeehouses of Boston and another couple in Philadelphia. Here, they focused on making a CD, released in October by Allentown's Bummer Tent Records.

The ten tracks have radio-ready flavor with lyrics that come from personal experiences, but that listeners can find meaning in for themselves. The title track, "Miles Between," with smooth lead vocals by Zezza, is a multi-layered personal anthem about travelling.

The tunes have interesting changes in tempo and style. "Waiting on the Day," builds to an anthem-like crescendo. "Love is Love, the ballad of the bearded lady and the alligator man," with lead vocals by Rightmyer, has a fun, swinging sound.

It's usually just the duo at gigs, but they were backed by the jazzy Dan DeChellis Trio recently at Cannon's, creating a fuller sound, with extended jamming. It suits their songs and they'd like to do it more. - Morning Call -by Jodi Duckett


Debut CD - "Miles Between"

Including Singles - "Right on Time" and "Miles Between" which have been featured on Lehigh Valley's WDIY 88.1 - "The Blend"



Grey Sky Turn is an acoustic-based duo with powerful harmonies, driving, soulful guitar work, and well crafted songs that will leave you singing to yourself long after their performance ends.

Grey Sky Turn is the creation of Ethan Rightmyer and Steve Zezza, best friends who’ve been playing music together since they first met in college over ten years ago.

The sound of Grey Sky Turn infuses the roots of contemporary folk singer-songwriter music with strong pop sensibilities.

The performance of Grey Sky Turn is vibrant and dynamic with an easy familiarity born of the years of friendship that Ethan and Steve have shared.

Some notable performances by Grey Sky Turn include: Opening for Toby Lightman at College Fest, Boston, MA; Opening for Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root; The Lizard Lounge, Boston, MA