SIX piece bluegrass powerhouse Sideline, who between them boast multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, are set to light up Letterkenny’s An Grianán Theatre next month.
Although having recently celebrated five years as the pedigree outfit they are, Sideline founders Steve Dilling (banjo), Skip Cherryholmes (guitar) and Jason Moore (bass) can all claim their own historical significance to the genre.
As well as those countless performances at the Mecca of country music, Sideline bring with them decades of national and international touring experience.
What started as a side project for seasoned players, hence the name, Sideline has since released four critically acclaimed albums combining a well-chosen mix of new material with hard-hitting neo-traditional covers of bluegrass classics. Recorded or live, their pulse-pounding drive, perfect timing, crisp instrumentals, affecting harmonies and on-stage energy and finesse reminds fans why they fell in love with bluegrass in the first place.
The present celebrated line-up is complemented by the gifted youthful trio of Daniel Greeson (fiddle), Troy Boone (mandolin) and Bailey Coe (guitar) and fresh off the success of their hit ‘Thunder Dan’, number one on the Bluegrass Today chart of the top 30 bluegrass songs of 2018, Sideline are looking forward to bringing their new show to an Irish audience.
“We’re proud to present them in Letterkenny as they kick off their six-gig nationwide tour in An Grianán Theatre on July 9,” said Lorraine at promotion company My Grass is Blue.
“This is chart-toppin’ pulse-pounding pedigree bluegrass, the embodiment of the North Carolina bluegrass sound. It’s a show you don’t want to miss and one you’re not likely to forget.”
Blue Grass Today recently described Sideline’s sound as “Driving music with crisp instrumentals and tight harmonies. Whether playing bluegrass classics or contemporary tunes destined to become classics, they deliver a great show.”
It’s going to be a belter.
Tickets are €26.50 and are available online at www.angrianan.com and www.mygrassisblue.com or by calling An Grianán’s box office on 074 91 20777.