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Based in San Jose, California, Sidesaddle & Co. has been captivating their audiences with their unique acoustic sound since 1979 when the band was first established. The five members of the band come from an interesting variety of musical backgrounds, which comes alive in their live performances and recordings.  Their repertoire is primarily Bluegrass music, seasoned heartily with vintage Country, Irish, Cajun, and Cowboy Western.  Their popularity is extended further by including Gospel, Folk, Novelty and comedy.

Billboard Magazine has called their music “superbly melodic’. Critics have hailed their performances as “ sophisticated and highly entertaining” and their harmonies “impeccable”.



Since the formation of the band eight recordings have been released and received heavy air play throughout the country. Their second and third albums, “Saratoga Gap” and “The Girl From The Red Rose Saloon” both reached the top ten on the national Bluegrass charts shortly after their release. Their critically acclaimed CD, “Daylight Train”, was nominated for an INDIE AWARD as best Independent label Bluegrass recording of 1991.  Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine out of Virginia  highlighted “Daylight Train” as one of their featured reviews. Their CD, California Hills features several of the bands excellent originals. Two of the originals were featured on “California Picks”, a CD released by the California Bluegrass Association showcasing California talent.



The longevity of the band is proof positive that Sidesaddle & Co. lends an air of contagious energy and professionalism to every performance. It is the group’s combination of artistry and enthusiasm that has made them one of the busiest and most popular Bluegrass bands in the West.  Sidesaddle has always been known as a band that seriously loves their music, but they are also known as a band that has serious fun playing it!!!


631 Rosa Morada Rd. Hollister, Ca. 95023

(831) 637-8742 or (831) 801-8742

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