The seed that eventually became American-roots band, Payne’s Grey Sky, was planted in the summer of 2007 by high school friends Rich Dymond (bass, guitar) and Jimi Scheffel (vocals, guitar) with Dave Sahloff (drums, percussion) joining the band soon after. In 2021, the band was fortunate to recruit Arnold Richter (keyboard, accordion). Payne’s Grey Sky’s influences are many – From classics like Dylan, The Band, and The Rolling Stones to contemporary acts like The Lumineers, Dawes, and The Avett Brothers. Over the years, Payne’s Grey Sky has lovingly donated their time for local annual fundraising events, including YWCA’s Tunes for Tots, The Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Bike for Cancer Care, and The Delisio Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting the Special Olympics. Payne’s Grey Sky has played at a number of local venues throughout the Hudson Valley and released their debut CD in June 2015. They are planning to record several new songs and release them as singles throughout 2022. Check out the compilation videos below to hear some originals and covers the band performs.