Meet the Band

We are The Big Sky.
— Monzie, Michaela & Derek


The Big Sky is an indie folk trio from Lawrence, KS. This year they released Western Esoteric, their first independent full length album. The current band is an incarnation from a previously labeled project both Monzie Leo and Derek Long were a part of for the previous five years. In 2016, The Big Sky was born, later adding Michaela Carmen. These songbirds captivate their audiences with honest lyrics and high harmonies.



Monzie Leo
Vocals / Dobro /  Guitar

Derek  Longfellow
Vocals / Guitar / Banjo

Michaela Carmen
Vocals / Percussion / Banjo