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Bluegrass band Sideline announces tour dates

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – Sideline will hit the road starting in February in support of the bluegrass band's new release, "Breaks to the Edge."

The reigning IBMA Song of the Year (for "Thunder Dan") award-winning group will headline shows across the U.S.

The group consists of original member Steve Dilling's banjo and co-founder Jason Moore's bass. Skip Cherryholmes dishes up flatpicking. The talents of new members Zack Arnold (mandolin), Jacob Greer (guitar) and Jamie Harper (fiddle) complete the sextet.

Tour dates are:
Feb. 1 - Union Hill Baptist Church / Goodlettsville, TN
Feb. 7 - JT's BG Concert Series Stage 12 Titus Mall Cinema / Titusville, FL
Feb. 8 - The Mudville Music Room / Jacksonville, FL
Feb. 9 - FUMC Arts Council Concert Series / Homosassa, FL
Feb. 15 - E. Montgomery High School / Biscoe, NC
Feb. 21 - Rudy Theatre / Selma, NC
Feb. 22 - Ashland Theatre / Ashland, VA
Feb. 28 - Moon City Music & Event Center / Wapakoneta, OH
Feb. 29 - Bluegrass in the Bluegrass - Clarion Hotel Conf. Ctr (North) / Lexington, KY
March 5 - Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center / Weaverville, CA
March 6 - Firehouse Arts Center / Pleasanton, CA
March 7 - Benefit for Rotary Club of Willits / Willits, CA
March 8 - The Reel & Brand / Sonoma, CA
March 9 - The Side Door / Sacramento, CA
March 10 - Golden Valley Christian Fellowship Church / Bakersfield, CA.
March 11 - Mark Shutts Fabricators / Huntington Beach, CA
March 12 - Tony Pritchett House Concert / Rialto, CA
March 14 - Boulevard Music / Culver City, CA
March 20 - Bristol Spring Bluegrass Festival / Bristol, TN
March 21 - The Old Lucketts Store / Leesburg, VA
March 22 - American Legion Post 238 / California, MD
March 27 - Pennyroyal Opera House / Quaker City, OH
March 28 - Wilmington Delaware Bluegrass Festival / Claymont, DE
April 3 - Down Home / Johnson City, TN
April 4 - Piketon County Fair & Fairgrounds / Piketon, OH
April 5 - Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree / Mount Sterling, OH
April 17 - Big Lick Bluegrass Festival / Oakboro, NC
April 24-25 - Lorraine's Coffeehouse & Music / Garner, NC

Reflecting the North Carolina group's roots and experiences, the recent CD is the band's fifth studio album.

CD reviews for Sideline

Breaks to the Edge CD review - Breaks to the Edge
In the year or so since their previous release, the cast of Sideline remains anchored by Skip Cherryholmes (guitar), Steve Dilling (banjo), Jason Moore (bass), Bailey Coe (guitar) and Troy Boone (mandolin), but in the interim Daniel Greeson has replaced Nathan Aldridge on fiddle and, according to the liner notes, Aaron Ramsey has been added as a second mandolin player. Judging by this fifth release, though, there's no evidence of any drop-off in the band's vocal and instrumental prowess. »»»
Front And Center CD review - Front And Center
If your bluegrass collection includes discs by IIIrd Tyme Out, Cherryholmes, Mountain Heart and/or James King - or if you've seen any of them perform live - then chances are pretty good that you've come across at least one of the founding trio of bluegrass veterans at the core of Sideline: Steve Dilling (banjo), Skip Cherryholmes (lead guitar) and Jason Moore (bass). The band's name is a wry nod to the fact that it all started as a way to fill time when they weren't working »»»
Colors & Crossroads CD review - Colors & Crossroads
Sideline features three familiar faces for bluegrass lovers. Steve Dilling played banjo for IIIrd Tyme Out for over two decades while his son-in-law, Skip Cherryholmes, played for over a decade with his family in Cherryholmes. Jason Moore started with the late, great James King and has played on more than 100 projects to date. Dilling drives the intro of "You Don't Know What You Got Till It's Gone" while Nathan Aldridge takes a break on fiddle, and Brad Hudson does the same on Dobro. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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