With the Moonbow Tribe
Big Blue Sky started as a father-son duo in the mid 1990's by Jon Stravers, Sr. and Jr. In their music, they seek and celebrate a closer connection to the planet. Their musical writing comes from the inspiration of wild places and a celebration of our natural heritage. This inclusive musical effort has expanded to recent years to include 40 different musicians from ten different states who have recorded with or apeared as part of Big Blue Sky (as the band is known in the Midwest) and the Moonbow Tribe (as they are known in Idaho and New Mexico)
Jon Stravers Sr. lives and works on the Mississippi River near McGregor, Iowa as a river conservationist, bird researcher, educator, and song writer.
Jon Stravers Jr. lived in Boise, Idaho, and was involved in a variety of musical efforts including teaching and performing all types of music including guitar, mandolin, Native American Flute, marimba, harmonica, piano and percussion. He was the musical director of the Children's Dance Institute. Jon and his son, Jonah, were killed in an automobile accident on September 2, 2007.