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Sharon Allen & Dusty Boots with Carolyn Sills Combo
Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421
Sharon Allen loves to sing. And people love to hear her songs. Having previously played with The Firebirds from 1979-2002 she was known as the “Little Lady with the Big Voice” and graced many a stage singing blues and working with the likes of B.B. King, Boz Scaggs, Robben Ford, Johnny Winter and Elvin Bishop. In 2002, Sharon found her writer’s voice and an ongoing collaboration with Sherry Austin, known as Sherry Austin with Henhouse. Working on songwriting and harmonies with Sherry gave her a renewed appreciation of acoustic music from her early years back east. She found her natural home in the folk music family of California’s central coast. In 2010, Sharon formed The Dusty Boots playing country and folk music with Charlie Joe Wallace; guitar, Jerry Bradley; bass and Jimmy Norris; drums. Bringing together musicians from her past and present for an evening of country and blues she brings to the stage a talented group of players. Joining The Dusty Boots for the evening, Mike Mongielo; guitar, Jim Hannibal; saxophone and Kenny Karst; trombone will add their flavor to the mix and get you dancing and your toes tapping.
A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life and heartfelt twang into the timeless sounds of post-war American music. Nominated for a 2016 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group and a 2016 Academy of Western Artist Award for western swing group, female, album and song (Even Villains Once Were Babies), 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.