Skyline (musical group)

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Origin United States
Genres Newgrass
Years active 1977 (1977)–1989 (1989)
Past members

Skyline was a newgrass group active in the 1970s and '80s headed by Tony Trischka. The band consisted of Tony, Danny Weiss on guitar and vocals, Dede Wyland on guitar and vocals, Larry Cohen on bass, and Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin. In the last year of their career Dede Wyland left the band and was replaced by Rachel Kalem.[1] They were a major proponent of the "newgrass" sound, known for jazz-infused riffs and extensive use of harmony in their singing. Their first album, Skyline Drive, was released in 1977.[2] The band released several more albums over the next few years, culminating with their final release, Fire of Grace in 1989. In 1999, they released a retrospective album called Ticket Back.[3]

Members of the band are still playing together in various configurations.[4] Danny, Larry and Barry performed as Silk City,[5] a band named after an old nickname for Paterson, New Jersey. The band was active around 2000-2004,[6] before Barry left to join Hot Tuna.


  1. ^ "CoMando Guest of the Week: Barry Mitterhoff". 2004. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ All music guide to country, By Michael Erlewine, page 429
  3. ^ "Dede Wyland". 2005. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gigs". Retrieved 30 Nov 2013. 
  5. ^ "Silk City". Retrieved 30 Nov 2013. 
  6. ^ "Silk City Gigs". Retrieved 30 Nov 2013.