Bluegrass band takes listeners back to sweet sounds of past |

Bluegrass band takes listeners back to sweet sounds of past

“I’ve listened to (Sweet Sunny South’s) new CD and will be doing a 60 minute special on it … Great material and very excellent presentation. -Wayne Bledsoe, editor of Bluegrass Now Magazine

The Union staff

Sweet Sunny South, western Colorado’s favorite bluegrass band, is in the area for two gigs, back to back. The first is the Thursday Night Market in downtown Grass Valley tonight at 7. On Friday, the band travels to the San Juan Ridge to play at An Evening of Bluegrass in the Old-Time Style at The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center’s outdoor amphitheater, beginning at 5 p.m.

This delightful group has gained a reputation for a lively and entertaining stage show, as well as for great songwriting. Dressed for the part, band members take listeners into the past with everything from soulful ballads to rollicking fiddle tunes.

While playing in the tradition of the Stanley Brothers and the Carter Family, the group also draws from more contemporary bands such as The Freighthoppers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Garcia and The Reeltime Travelers.

Selected as an Official Showcase Band at the 2006 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in Nashville, Sweet Sunny South’s fourth CD, “Showtime,” released in June, is enjoying some good reviews nationwide.

Dancing is definitely encouraged!

Admission for Thursday night is free and for Friday night is $15 (kids 12 and under attend for free).

Call (530) 265-8141 for more information. Also go online at

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