Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order. Pieces of a career, scattered by the winds of experience and assembled again by the force of love into the most personal and brilliant moments of her musical journey.
Now that Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature (2016) – the first musician to win the award –WSLR decided it was time to pay tribute to the enigmatic songwriter. Multiple bands will pay tribute including Ship of Fools, Steve Arvey with Rebecca Byrd and Roy Handcuff (WSLR’s very own Mark Zampella, Kid Red, Paul Louis and Scott Blum).
Under the stars on Friday night at Coachman Park, musical artist Kenny G played his iconic saxophone to several thousand fans. Opening the show standing in the middle of the crowd, his sweet music soothed and enchanted. Moving to the stage, accompanied by a great band, Kenny gave each musician a chance to shine individually performing solos with tunes like Santana's "Smooth". A great relaxing evening of music.
Prince, the songwriter, singer, and consummate showman, died last year on April 20 at the age of 57. A seven-time Grammy winner, Prince had Top 10 hits with the songs “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”.
What's in a name? Some might suggest that the name Sideline means “an activity done in addition to one's main job”. And while this band may be an additional activity for the musicians that make up the Sideline Bluegrass Band, when they get together, it's all front and center, main stage bluegrass. Sideline plays songs you love.