BLUEGRASS fans have been spoilt for choice in Waterford this summer thanks to the brilliant ‘My Grass is Blue’ who brought two shows of International quality to the South East. In May, the brilliant Kristy Cox and her band blew the audience away in St Patrick’s Gateway centre and on July 13 next, Bluegrass legends Sideline will headline at the Theatre Royal.
Although having recently celebrated 5 years as the pedigree six-piece powerhouse 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 members of highly awarded groups with multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances and decades of national and international touring experience between them – the present celebrated lineup is complemented by the gifted youthful trio of Daniel Greeson (fiddle), Troy Boone (mandolin) & Bailey Coe (guitar).
What started as a side project for seasoned players, hence the name, Sideline has since released 4 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, powerful harmonies, and on-stage energy and finesse remind fans why they fell in love with bluegrass in the first place.
This is chart-toppin’ & pulse-pounding pedigree bluegrass played by some of the most gifted musicians on planet earth. It’s a show you don’t want to miss & one you’re unlikely to forget. So mark your summer calendars. Spread the word. Come out and see the guys. They can’t wait to bring their show to an Irish audience.
For more information and tickets visit www.mygrassisblue.com and www.theatreroyal.ie