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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

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: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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