Arden, North Carolina (Oct. 25, 2019—Mountain Home Music Company) | Sideline has released a video for their latest single, “Return to Windy Mountain,” (STREAM/BUY) which combines sparkling contemporary musicianship with a loving nod to a West Virginia bluegrass hero, after a premiere by The Bluegrass Situation.
“Return to Windy Mountain,” is, banjo player Steve Dilling notes, “a wonderful tribute to Hall of Famer Melvin Goins — a first generation bluegrass pioneer. I had the honor of knowing Melvin for many years before he passed, and I’m proud to do this song to honor his memory.”
Co-written by the legendary Carl Jackson, the song harks back to “Windy Mountain,” a classic from Goins’ days as a member of the influential Lonesome Pine Fiddlers that, as guitarist Skip Cherryholmes puts it, “reaches into a soulful, mountain darkness that’s paired with a bright, upbeat chorus,” giving “Return to Windy Mountain” a distinctive, memorable edge.
Watch the “Return to Windy Mountain” video above and CLICK HERE to stream/buy.
About Sideline | Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances and years of national and international touring. This year, Sideline won the IBMA Song Of The Year Award for their hit single, “Thunder Dan.”
What started as a side project for the seasoned players soon moved to the front and center as the three were joined by talents of Bailey Coe, guitar; Zack Arnold, mandolin; and Daniel Greeson, fiddle; and began to record and release albums in earnest.
To listen to Sideline reminds the fan of why so many people fall in love with Bluegrass in the first place; pulse-pounding drive, songs sung from the heart, perfected timing and dynamics as well as a visceral emotion in the rendering. A band that was started as an off-season fun experiment has become a full-time dream team of players and singers.
The band, recorded or live, move dynamically from well chosen, hard-hitting neo-traditional covers of classic songs to new material curated by a band with a perfect sense of who they are and what they have to say. Combine all this with their on-stage energy and finesse as well as their powerful and affecting harmonies, and you have the embodiment of the North Carolina Bluegrass sound. Sideline has released 4 national projects and records for the highly awarded Mountain Home Music Company based near Asheville, NC.
About Mountain Home Music Company | Mountain Home Music Company, a division of Crossroads Label Group is a premier Bluegrass label with global distribution, representing such elite artists as Balsam Range, The Grascals, Lonesome River Band, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, NewTown, Gina Furtado, Kristin Scott Benson, The Cleverlys, Danny Roberts, Sideline, Unspoken Tradition, Fireside Collective and Thomm Jutz. Established in 1993, Crossroads is a market leader in the Bluegrass, Americana, and Christian Music fields.