|Even A Capella, Sideline Delivers Great Bluegrass!|
|Dilling on the 5-string|
On this night, Dilling certainly brought his "A" game. Playing a new "Dilling Model" custom banjo from a luthier with a tongue-paralyzing eastern European name, Steve pulled off some light-speed rolls, bluesy string bends, luscious harmonic tone-laced, face-melting breaks with ease and reckless abandon. Perhaps re-energized by playing in a band with son-in-law Skip Cherryholmes, Dilling obviously is having the time of his life playing in the band, and it shows in every note he plays. He even pulled off a pretty memorable song or two on the mandolin as the evening progressed. Steve Dilling is truly one of the finest performers in bluegrass today.
|Skip Cherryholmes on guitar.|
|Brian Aldridge on mando and vox|
|The future of bluegrass fiddle?--Nathan Aldridge|
So, in the mood for some hard-driving, classic bluegrass--but with a decidedly modern edge? Want to see five master's of their acoustic instrument put them through their paces for your entertainment. And most assuredly, and most importantly, want to see five guys who obviously love what they do, and actually enjoy sharing the stage together? If so, then make it a point to go see Sideline at a show near you. Not sure how to find them? I think there's even an App for that (no, seriously, search "Sideline Bluegrass" in the Apple App Store of on Google Play). Whatever it takes, go see this band!
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