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NYE - Peter Nye, CBB, Sunnyside Up, CD reviews (Chgo Trib, 2005)

Peter Nye, CBB, Sunnyside Up, CD reviews

Chicago Tribune



CD Reviews

By David Royko

Peter Nye and the Chicago Bluegrass Band: Last Goodbye (

Sunnyside Up: Sunnyside Up (

These two area bands prove that Chicago can produce fine bluegrass groups not named Special Consensus. Nye and his CBB deliver a rousing set of traditional bluegrass, mixing originals with standards that showcase Nye’s strong vocals and the band’s invigorating picking. Sunnyside Up has a more dobro-centric sound, less hardcore and more informal and newgrassy than Nye and the CBB. While they lack a singer as compelling as Nye, the music is expertly played and traverses a wider stylistic range.

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