Local trio on NBC Internet talent show

August 14, 2006|by ERIN JULIUS

HAGERSTOWN - Justin Kalk, 22, Steve Britton, 21, and Luke Buhrman, 23, make their living playing live shows around Maryland as The Blue Sky Traffic. Now, the band has its chance to make it big on NBC's Internet talent show StarTomorrow.

Beginning today, the trio is featured in video/audio clips on the show's Web site,

During the first round of voting, competition will be narrowed from 100 bands to 50, said Jeff Britton, the band's manager and Steve Britton's father.

"Hopefully, our fans are as loyal as they say they are and we'll be in round two," said Steve Britton.

The Blue Sky Traffic recorded in Los Angeles July 27.

Each band recorded two cover songs and two original pieces.

Bands could choose from a list of 100 covers. The Blue Sky Traffic recorded "Money, That's What I Want" which was famously covered by The Beatles, and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by The Temptations.


The bands are pitted against each other, with fans voting 10 bands out of the competition each week, Britton said.

The top prize in the StarTomorrow competition is a recording contract with famed producer David Foster, said Britton. According to the Web site, Foster has produced songs for Chicago, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, and has won 14 Grammy Awards.

Want to vote?

If you want to check out The Blue Sky Traffic and 99 other bands and performers, go to You must register and log in to vote.

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