Spark up the bonfire, get the griddle sizzlin’, and get ready for a roots-rockin’, foot-stoppin’, knee-slappin’ good ole fashioned great time with The Carolyn Sills Combo!
Nominated for a 2016 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group and a 2016 Academy of Western Artist Award for 1) western swing group, 2) female, 3) album and 4) song (Even Villains Once Were Babies), news about this infectious, fun combo is spreading fast across the land.
Influenced as much by a vinyl collection including country greats such as Patsy Cline, Les Paul, Merle Travis and Bob Wills as they are by classic spaghetti western films, The Carolyn Sills Combo delivers a refreshing and modern twist on styles of music that are much older than the band itself.
I am an immediate fan!
Loaded with top notch musicianship, the band’s songs are written and produced by Sills and her guitarist husband Gerard Egan. Joining this dynamic duo are top shelf players from Monterey Bay including Charlie Joe Wallace on steel guitar, Jim Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson handling harmony vocals and percussion duties.
Together, this crew of skilled creatives have developed a sound and an energy that is unmatched by other attempts at keeping this genre alive, relevant, and appealing…. decades after it’s mainstream peak.