Welcome to California Sideline

Mar 29, 2024 | Welcome to California!, Announcements, Coming Event(s), Interview

Spring has sprung and we’re lucky to have Sideline making a swing through Northern California as they get back on the road. The dates and locations are listed below along with a quick Q&A from Steve Dilling bringing us up to speed on the bands adventures.

Thursday April 11, 2024 – The Side Door, 2900 Franklin Blvd. Sacramento, CA  95818, 916-442-8282
Friday April 12, 2024 –Sudwerk, 2001 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618 Ticket sales are live for the show at Sudwerk!
Saturday April 13, 2024 – The Block – 20 Grey St, Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 775-6003  6 p.m. Free Admission
Sunday April 14, 2024Fiddletown 14445 Fiddletown Road, Fiddletown, CA 95629 7 p.m.

Hey Steve. First off how is your health?
My health overall is pretty good. My eyesight still isn’t good, I’m still getting treatments for that and we’re still praying  that it will get better

And how is the family and grand kid(s)?
The family is doing great, being off the road has allowed me to spend a lot of time with them,

Glad to see you are back on the road. Is this your first outing since Sideline disbanded?
Actually, Sideline did not disband, we just decided not to tour full-time anymore. We have been playing periodically.

Tell us about the band you are playing with.
It is the pretty much same band that we had playing the last few years. Bailey Coe is back on guitar and lead vocals, Bailey performed with us for about three years, but had to get off the road in 2019 because of vocal issues. With a lot of rehab and prayer, he is back singing better than ever!! Also, Matt Flake is playing fiddle. He has worked previously with Lawson and Quicksilver, and the Cleverlys.

What material will. you be mining from?
Just doing the material that we have recorded over the years, we put out a new single on February 16. When we decided to quit touring full-time, our label came to us and asked us if we would still put out music so we went in the studio in November and cut three songs to be released this year.

Is there any new material or releases planned?
As I mentioned, we had a new single out in February with two more plan to be released throughout this year. These are released to radio, and all download and streaming platforms.

Are you going to be able to attend any ballgames?
I sure wish we could but this is going to be a quick trip so I don’t think we will be able to find the time.

What is the first thing you think of when you hear California Bluegrass?
When I hear California bluegrass, I really don’t think of the music I think of the venues that I’ve played out there throughout my career and the friends that I have made. And, of course, in and out Burger!!

Great, see you soon Steve!

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