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  • April5th

    The Eight Categories

    Back Are You From Dixie

    According to Wayne Erbsen, arthor of the Backpocket Old Time Song Book, Old-Time Music or Roots Music is divided into eight categories — Minstrel Songs, Dance Tunes, Ballads, Knockdown Tunes, Ticklin’ Songs, Old-Fashioned Parlor Songs, Lonesome Tunes and Gospel Songs.  Mr. Erbsen believes that anybody with or without a set of tonsils who can mumble, whisper, or talk, can sing.  Pack up your songbook and a lunch and head out to the nearest mountain top, rice paddy, or pasture.  Cows love music and make a wonderful audience.  If they approve, try groundhogs, rabbits, and telephone poles, if you don’t hear any complaints, you know you’re singing on pitch.   I don’t know about Jim and Betty, but I have sung to a flock of 50 geese, and they seemed to like my singing.

    If you would like to hear The SunnySide Band singing some old-time songs, we invite you to visit our Home page and our Music page.  While you’re there, please take a moment and visit our Gigs page to see where The Band will be performing in the near future, and visit our Feedback page to leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the us.   We hope you like what you see and hear and will purchase a CD so you can take us with you.

  • February18th

    Graves Mountain

    The Free Lance-Star

    The Fredericksburg newspaper, The Free Lance-Star ran an article today about Graves Mountain Lodge and all of the events that would be taking place there in 2011.  The Sunny Side Band came up in the lineup for the Spring Gospel/Bluegrass Festival complete with performance times.

  • October13th

    Hi Ya’ll

    The Americana Rhythm Music Magazine in the Shenandoah Valley did a great aricle on Sunny Side in the Sept/Oct edition.  Go on the Web and put  The article appears on page 14.