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Dakota Sid Playing at Give Peace a Chance Festival

This post was written by jd on September 17, 2009
Posted Under: Entertainment

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This Sunday September 20th, the  “Give Peace a Chance” will be a celebration of music from 10 am to sundown.  To be held at the Nevada County Peace Center, 316 West Main Street, which is directly next to the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.

A free family event, all the performers are donating their time and expertise. Some are even donating their CDs to be sold with proceeds to go to the Peace Center to pay for the “Give Peace a Chance” event.

One of the performers donating his time is Dakota Sid.  Read the following  reviews about Sid and you’ll definitely want to hear him play this coming Sunday at 11 am to 12 pm.

“Quietly Raging,” the title of the new CD by Dakota Sid and Travers Clifford, offers a quiet guitar and mandolin as bedrock to lyrics of protest, local history, religion and Americana adventures. Paul August Special to The Union

“It’s all in how the music touches the listener. “Killing Time Won’t Wound Eternity,” or in Dakota’s words, “It’s okay to go fishing,” might touch that man who likes to get away to smell the woods or ocean, and the next track is a sensitive song that caresses a woman’s heart.” Virginia MacIsaac, Rambles.NET

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“Dakota Sid comes on with a voice that was rode hard and put away wet. It ain’t pretty, that’s for sure. He sings like he has a corncob stuck in his throat. That’s all right though. This ain’t opera, it’s folk music, and in that context Dakota Sid, his voice, his material and his ethics all seem as genuine as Woody Guthrie sounding off at a labor rally.” Charlie Creekmore, Chico News and Review

“After twenty five years on the road, Dakota Sid could have been a burnout case. Instead, as the years passed, his songs took on a lyrical and emotional honesty that grabs an audience in the gut. His best songs reach across boundaries and draw people together.” Bill Varble, Medford Mail Tribune

For further information contact 530-273-4030 or ncpeace@sbcglobal.net

Quietley Raging is available at all Dakota Sid Live performances and from CD Baby.

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