Contemporary Bluegrass Band FLIGHT Takes Off with Debut Album “Next Wednesday”

FLIGHT announces the release of “Next Wednesday” on February 18, 2022 at 12:01am. The album will be available to stream on all major music platforms.

Along with the album release on streaming platforms, CD’s will also be available this month and a celebration concert will be announced at a later date.

During the summer of 2021, FLIGHT worked with musician and engineer, Jason Phelps, at Acadia Recording Company in Portland, Maine. Phelps logged in countless hours to help get FLIGHT’s debut album ready for release.

“Next Wednesday” is a compilation of eight tracks; while the songs are covers, they span a wide range of genres from traditional to rock, showcasing the young artists’ knack for creating arrangements with contemporary instrumentation and vocal harmonies unified by their unique sound and attitude with a bluegrass flare.

The members of FLIGHT began their journey together as Flight 317, a youth ensemble at 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth, Maine. Flight 317 with its rotating membership serves as an ambassador for the music center and was created over ten years ago by teaching artist Carter Logan, one of the original members of the band Jerks of Grass.

FLIGHT, which had the distinction of being the first all-female incarnation of Flight 317, consists of Terra Gallo of Cumberland on fiddle, Emi Schneider of Yarmouth on guitar, Sigrid Sibley of Poland on mandolin, and Adriana Whitlock of Yarmouth on bass. The four were recruited by Logan and began playing together as Flight 317 in 2016 and recently changed their name to FLIGHT after they left for college and a new group of young musicians stepped into their former role at 317 Main.

Various banjo players have accompanied this group over the years and for “Next Wednesday” Logan joins FLIGHT with banjo and dobro. Sibley says, “Thank you to our fearless leader who has taught us countless lessons about musicianship, performance, teamwork, and collaboration.” She adds, “Carter has been teaching music lessons and leading ensembles for many years, and the Maine music scene is better off because of his efforts.”

Since 2016, FLIGHT has logged 50+ performances, including opening for national and international touring acts, playing at local establishments and festivals, and supporting fundraising events for nonprofit organizations. Most importantly FLIGHT brought together people of different ages and backgrounds in their community through their music and learned that these connections are invaluable and deeply rewarding. Sibley says, “Thank you to all who showed up and shared the experience with us over the years. We hope you enjoy the album, and continue supporting local music.”

“Next Wednesday” refers to FLIGHT’s weekly rehearsal schedule which they maintained until leaving for respective colleges in 2020. “Next Wednesday” is a chronicle of their experiences and memories together. “Next Wednesday” is a promise to return again… after taking flight.

Businesses, organizations, or individuals interested in additional information or opportunities for collaboration can learn more on the band social media or contact listed below.

Crossing Muddy Waters
Momma Cried
Ready for the Times
County Clare
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Before I Met You
Long Gone
I’ll Fly Away

FLIGHT: Adriana Whitlock, Sigrid Sibley, Terra Gallo, Emi Schneider, featuring Carter Logan
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THE BAND | Flight 317

THE BAND Sigrid Sibley // mandolin Sigrid Sibley has been playing mandolin for 6 years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine. Sigrid is from Poland, Maine. Emi Schnieder // guitar ​ Emi has been playing guitar for 6 years, and singing since forever.