With her luminous voice and captivating songcraft, Skylar Gudasz has won the admiration of some of the most distinguished artists in music. The Durham-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has shared stages with the likes of Ray Davies, Cat Power and Sharon Van Etten as part of the Big Star’s Third tribute concerts, opened for the likes of Television, Teenage Fanclub, and Mountain Goats, and appeared as a background vocalist on albums by Superchunk and Hiss Golden Messenger, including a TV debut with the latter on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Gudasz released her full-length debut Oleander in 2016 at which point The Bitter Southerner dubbed her “the Joni Mitchell the South never had.” On the eve of pandemic lockdown in 2020, Gudasz delivered her sophomore album Cinema, recorded between famed April Base in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and in the lush forests of the rich NC music scene. The release summoned praise from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR's All Songs Considered, and MOJO who described it most concisely as "a career-making star turn.” Gudasz’s highly anticipated third album, recorded with Ari Picker (Dante High, Lost in the Trees), is due later this year.
In addition to her solo career, Gudasz is active in collaborations, including an “Ask Me Anything” tour with Kate Rhudy and Libby Rodenbough, an event at which the songwriters answer audience questions about love and play songs in response. The trio was recently featured as part of Southern Songbirds: The Power of Women in Country Music series at the North Carolina Museum of History, a collaboration with PBS and the Grammy Museum.