BAND MEMBERS:
  Lee Anne Welch   fiddle,vocals
  Lisa Burns   bass, vocals
  Rob Horgan   banjo, vocals
  Kim Elking
a.k.a.  Robbin'Banks
  mandolin, vocals
KPIG Radio D.J.
  Glenn Dauphin   guitar, vocals

Sidesaddle & Co., based in San Jose California, has been captivating audiences with their unique acoustic sound since 1979 when the band was first established. The five members of the band come from an interesting variety of musical backgrounds, which come alive in their repertoire of primarily traditional Bluegrass music, seasoned with vintage Country, Irish, Cajun and Cowboy Western. Their popularity is extended further by including Gospel, Folk, Novelty and Comedy. Billboard Magazine has called their music "superbly melodic." Critics have hailed their performances as "sophisticated and highly entertaining" and their harmonies "impeccable."
SOULFUL HARMONIES
Sidesaddle. & Co.'s style is characterized by their soulful vocal harmonies and strong creative instrumental talents. The vocalists in thc band share the lead singing, each with a unique personal style that gives the band its appealing diversity.
RECORDINGS
Since the formation of the band, six recordings have been released and received heavy air-play throughout the country. Their second and third albums, "Saratoga Gap" and "The Girl From The Red Rose Saloon," both reached the top ten on the national Bluegrass charts shortly after their release. Their critically acclaimed CD, "Daylight Train," was nominated for an INDIE AWARD as best independent label Bluegrass recording of 1991. BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED magazine out of Virginia highlighted "Daylight Train," as one of their featured reviews.
ARTISTRY and ENTHUSIASM
The longevity of the band is proof-positive that Sidesaddle & Co lends an air of contagious energy and professionalism to every pertormance. It is the group's combination of artistry and enthusiasm that has made Sidesaddle and Co. one of the most popular and sought-after Bluegrass bands in the West.
BLUEGRASS INSPIRES DANCE
Sidesaddle & Co.'s music has inspired two exciting dance productions: New Dance San Jose, which united Bluegrass and Modern Dance and played to a sold out crowd; Izadora Duncan award winners, The Barbary Coast Cloggers and Sidesaddle & Co have teamed up for some high-spirited clogging to live Bluegrass. The latter has been presented for three years running at the Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

The band has also had the pleasure of opening the show for such notables as Bill Monroe, Emmy Lou Harris. Willie Nelson, Billy Dean, Ralph Stanley, New Grass Revival, John Hartford and Jim and Jesse to name a few. Headliners in their own right, this widely traveled band is equally at home performing at national bluegrass festivals, state and county fairs, concerts, on radio and television, at coorprate functions, local events and parties.

"Northern California Bluegrass Awards Winners Announced"
Sidesaddle and Co. from San Jose was named Northern California's "Bluegrass Band of the Year" for 2008 at a ceremony held on Saturday, February 16, 2008 in downtown Redwood City. 2008 was the first time "Northern California Bluegrass Awards" were presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society as part of that organization's inaugural "Bluegrass On Broadway" Festival."

In 2008 Sidesaddle was nominated for awards in five of nine categories, and won in three. Sidesaddle alumnus Jerry Ashford won "Guitar Player of the Year," Sidesaddle alumna Diana Donnelly won "Female Vocalist of the Year," and Lisa Burns won "Bass Player of the Year."

In 2009 Sidesaddle and CO. was nominated in 5 categories and won in two: Lisa Burns as Bass Player of the Year, Kim Elking as Mandolin player of the year.

 


"Sidesaddle & Co. combines the best of traditional and modern ideas. They use their abilities to evoke feelings and pictures in the heart and mind of the lucky listener."
Eddie & Martha Adcock

"When the five of them get into a rowdy rendition...their music gallops off with mustang force, carrying their audience off for a good time!"
Sam Mitchell, Bluegrass Unlimited

"You have many followers among thousands that come back each year looking forward to your performance. We would like to compliment you on your professionalism and dynamic performance."
Entertainment Chair, Gilroy Garlic Festival

"Playing a rich blend of country, folk, Irish, gospel....these folks really cook"
Victory Review

"Sidesaddle is a band with talent to spare and a record which hits the mark."
The Mandocrucians Digest, VA

"Their fiercely loyal fans eat it up."
San Jose Mercury News, CA

INFORMATION AND BOOKING
Phone:
831-801-8742
or snail mail
SIDESADDLE & CO 631 Rosa Morada Rd. Hollister CA,95023
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