representation of Skyland about


SKYLAND is an eclectic acoustic band based in Dallas, Texas. After making music under the name 5 Second Rule for 15 years, we are reaching out to new audiences with fresh concert experiences filled with original songs and fresh approaches to traditional tunes.

We fill the air with toe-tapping fiddle tunes and heartfelt original songs influenced by traditional Celtic and modern Roots Music.

Band Members:

  • Kat Glaze – Kat is an accomplished violinist in high demand as a pit musician, recording artist, and solo/stage performer throughout the DFW metroplex.
  • Ian Gill – Ian is Assistant Director of Music at First United Methodist Church Richardson and conducts the Richardson Community Chorale.
  • David Lovrien – David is a composer, arranger, and music publisher. He is a member of the Grammy-nominated Dallas Winds and freelances as a jazz, rock, and classical saxophonist.
  • Paul Dryer – Paul has played in jazz, bluegrass, rock and gospel bands for over 40 years. Originally from Kentucky, Paul has lived in the Dallas area since the early 1960′s.
  • Rick Holt – Rick’s unique and diverse musical style includes the African djembe, Irish bodhrán, Latin cajón & other percussion instruments. He has a degree in Music Education from Troy University.