Erin "Syd" Sidney
Songwriter // Producer // Performer

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Mia Dyson's New Album

Last summer Mia Dyson invited Pat and I to start work on the follow up to our last collaboration "The Moment." This January we went back into the studio in Ojai and laid down some of the most exciting, fearless music of Mia's career. Surrounded by an incredible team, it feels like anything is possible. Here's some photos from that exciting time.

Gregory Douglass' New Album

Gregory is one of my dearest, closest friends and an occasional collaborative partner whose consistent, high-quality output is staggering. We made an album together called "Battler" many summers ago that stands as one of my proudest artistic achievements.

Greg is just a few days away from funding a successful Kickstarter campaign to make a new album that takes his emotional, sweeping pop to the next level with a full orchestra and professional string arrangements. I've heard the songs that will make up this album and they are stunners. You can be the first to hear it and continue leading the charge to make the 21st century a time we'll all look back on as a return to the close relationship between artists and their patrons. There's just a few days left, so go pledge your support, hear some music and select a reward for your support at his kickstarter page.

Mia Dyson's Southwest Tour Dates (LA, AZ and SXSW)

I'll have music to share with you as soon as next week along with news about the pre-order options for Mia's new album. For now I want to invite you to join us on tour next week for shows in LA, AZ and at the yearly burning man of art+commerce, that musical shark tank we all can't believe is back again: SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.

It's an honor to play drums in this band, which this time out includes Lee Pardini on bass and old friend and new LA local Zac Clark on keys.

If you plan to be at any of the shows below, or if you'll be at SXSW in Austin, please reach out, I'd love to say hello. If you're making plans for the rest of 2014 and wonder if we might make some plans together, that's also a great reason to get in touch.

upcoming shows

April 19, 2014

drumming with The Pullmen // with Goldy + Jason Cruz and The Howl
Bombay Bar & Grill
Ventura, CA
9:00 PM

May 7, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson @ Canadian Music Week
The Rivoli
Toronto, ON
10:00 PM

May 9, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson @ Canadian Music Week
The Dakota Tavern
Toronto, ON
11:50 PM

May 10, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson @ The Aussie BBQ @ Canadian Music Week
Horseshoe Tavern
Toronto, ON
3:20 PM

May 11, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson
Baltic Avenue
Toronto, ON
8:00 PM

May 14, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson
Chop Shop & 1st Ward
Chicago, IL
8:00 PM

May 20, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson
Jammin' Java
Vienna, VA
8:00 PM

May 22, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson
The Outer Space
Hamden, CT
8:00 PM

May 23, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson
Sandywoods Center for the Arts
Tiverton, RI
8:00 PM

May 24, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson
Bar 140
Shelton, CT
8:00 PM

May 25, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson @ The Skunk Funk
The Nelson Odeon
Cazenovia (Village of Nelson), NY
8:00 PM

May 29, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson // Will Dailey co-headlining
Pierce's Inn
Etna, NH
8:00 PM

May 30, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson // Will Dailey co-headlining
ArtsRiot
Burlington, VT
8:00 PM

June 4, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson // Will Dailey co-headlining
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY
7:00 PM

June 5, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson // Will Dailey co-headlining
Tin Angel
Philadelphia, PA
8:00 PM

June 6, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson // Will Dailey co-headlining
The Saint
Asbury Park, NJ
8:00 PM

June 7, 2014

drumming with Mia Dyson // Will Dailey co-headlining
Somerville Theatre
Somerville, MA
8:00 PM

July 11, 2014

California World Festival
drumming with Mia Dyson
Grass Valley, CA
1:00 PM

July 11, 2014

California World Festival
drumming with Mia Dyson
Grass Valley, CA
4:00 PM

July 12, 2014

California World Festival
drumming with Mia Dyson
Grass Valley, CA
1:00 PM

July 12, 2014

California World Festival
drumming with Mia Dyson
Grass Valley, CA
4:00 PM
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