News from the Sidekicks


2019, here we come!

Marty, Ken and Jeff wish to thank all of our supporters – fans old and new, and those of you who came upon us by accident (and stayed to enjoy the music!) – for a fabulous 2018.

We played so many great venues during the year, including a return to the Holiday Music Series at the Sacramento International Airport.  

In addition to several appearances at weekend Farmer’s Markets throughout the area, we had frequent engagements at the Fox and Goose Public House ( and Ettore’s Bakery and Café in Sacramento (, Bella Bru Café in Carmichael (, California Organics in Nevada City (, and Sundstrom Hill Winery in Davis (  

We enjoyed a new venue, Le Casque Winery in Loomis ( and return appearances at Durst Winery ( and Heritage Oak Winery ( – both in Acampo, near Lodi.  

All of these establishments are family- and locally owned businesses, and we urge you to support them throughout the year.  We’ll be back to all of them in 2019, in addition to appearing at some new venues and returning to some we missed last year.

Our third CD, No Grudges, released in 2017, continues to be popular. That also was the year we
We were also honored to be asked to perform with Yolo Mambo at the Melon Ball (a venue inside Watermelon Music in Davis) at a benefit which raised over $1500 for relief for the victims of the fires in Napa and Sonoma counties.   

You can obtain any of our three CDs in several ways: 

1. Get the actual, physical CD from the band at our performances for $10. 

2. Listen to/buy/download individual tracks ($.99) or the full album for $9.99 from the  iTunes store. 

3. Use this *NEW and IMPROVED* website to click on the “Music” page and order from CDBaby (same price as iTunes).

As mentioned on our home page, we were thrilled to be winners of a 2018 Sacramento Music Award (SAMMIE) in the “Folk/Bluegrass” category.  *** Big thanks to whoever nominated us!! ***

We took some time over the winter months to recharge and retool, so we're ready for a fabulous year, filled with music both familiar and new. We look forward to opportunities to bring The Sidekicks to a larger audience!  We wish you all a happy, healthy year and again, we thank you for your continued support.

                                           ~ Marty Cohen, Ken Rabiroff, Jeff Sears