Carolyn Sills Combo
2018 Ameripolitan Western Swing Group of the Year
They are back! Fans of Western Swing know Carolyn Sills makes the sort of creative and intuitive music we all love to dance and listen to.
"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." - Good Times Magazine
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. Fans of classic country, blues and western swing from the 40s/50s are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by vocalist/bassist Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan.
Sills and Egan are heavily influenced by spaghetti western films as well as their vinyl record collection, citing a wide range of influences from Bob Wills, Patsy Cline and Merle Travis and Les Paul & Mary Ford.
The cowboy-loving duo attracted top Monterey Bay area players for their combo, featuring Charlie Joe Wallace on triple neck steel guitar, Jimmy Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson on harmony vocals and percussion.
"Seguing seamlessly between western swing, country, rockabilly, blues, and spaghetti western, the Combo's debut album is tight, lively, and refreshing. Sills' vocals sear, while guitarman Gerard Egan accents with inventive and toneful licks and solos. Charlie Joe Wallace adds stylish pedal steel."
— Vintage Guitar Magazine