THE CAROLYN SILLS COMBO
www.carolynsills.com August 9th, 2017
"Sills and her eclectic combo took to the stage like old pros, as their professional, fun and charming manner won the crowd over in a heartbeat. This is by far one of the coolest shows I’ve been to in quite a while." – Paste Magazine
Three time Ameripolitan Award nominee for Western Swing group and female and a two time Academy of Western Artist Award nominee for Western Swing group and album, fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan. Their current release, Dime Stories Vol 2, was named by No Depression as one of the top new release of 2016.
The cowboy loving duo attracted top Monterey Bay area players for their combo, featuring Charlie Joe Wallace on steel guitar, Jim Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson on harmony vocals and percussion. Sills and Egan are heavily influenced by spaghetti western films as well as their vinyl record collection, citing a range of influences from Bob Wills, Patsy Cline and Merle Travis, to Marty Robbins and Les Paul & Mary Ford. Word of their authentic live show is spreading quickly throughout California, chock full of three part vocal harmonies, dueling guitar and steel instrumentals and tight arrangements of their own distinct brand of Americana. "Local powerhouse Carolyn Sills is the real deal of throwback country music. She has enough soul, heart, style and swag to convince audiences and listeners that they may have been transported to an era where country swing rules the waves, juke joints were the place to be, and heartache had a kick like a mule... their new album is a record packed from start to finish with all the lonesome wails, tongue-in-cheek humor, and late night reflection you'd expect from a classic country gem." - Cat Johnson, Good Times Magazine.
The Carolyn Sills Combo’s new album, Dime Stories Vol 2, is available through their website, as well as on iTunes, CD Baby and on Amazon. Their debut, self-titled release is also available at all those outlets.