Enjoy live music ~
Sacramento-based urban folk artists


About the SAMMIES

 Hello, Sidekicks fans and supporters!  
We are honored 

to have been announced 

as winners of a 

2018 Sacramento Area Music

(SAMMIE) award! 


 Thank you SO much for your votes! 

 We won in the Folk/Bluegrass category 

~ read more about it here:




As always, we look forward 

to seeing you at 

our next performance and 

sharing our music with you.

To our fans

  • We want to thank all of our supporters – fans old and new – even those of you who come upon us by accident and stay to enjoy the music!
  • We can't wait to see you at more live performances in the near future.

~ Marty Cohen, Ken Rabiroff, Jeff Sears

About Us

The musicians

Marty Cohen, lead vocals and songwriter, and the Sidekicks ~ Ken Rabiroff, vocals, lead/bass guitar and Jeff Sears, vocals, bass/lead guitar ~ have established themselves as one of the premier acoustic groups in Northern California. The band continues to reach new audiences through live performances, radio play and CDs of original music. They were chosen as Premier Showcase Artists at the FAR West Folk Alliance Conference in 2009. 

Our history

Since the Sidekicks celebrated their 10th anniversary, they've been performing with renewed energy and gone back to the recording studio. They perform regularly at Sacramento's venerable Fox & Goose pub and other great venues from the foothills (Nevada City and Auburn) to the coast (Benicia). They were proud to be selected again as artists at the Sacramento County Holiday Music Series, performing for holiday travelers at Sacramento International Airport. Their first appearance there was featured in The Sacramento Bee!

Our sound

The band's rich vocal harmonies and distinctive arrangements enhance Marty’s award-winning songs, and the group creates a sound that is an inspired blend of urban folk … with a pop twist.   

They've just released their third CD ~ NO GRUDGES.
Enjoy more music throughout the year ~ come see the band LIVE to catch their new songs!   

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our fans, so send us your e-mail address and we'll let you know

 about news and upcoming shows. 


Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks

Sacramento, California, United States