Remember the great guitar instrumentals? Walk, Don’t Run, (The Ventures), Sleepwalk (Santo & Johnny), Buckaroo (Buck Owens), Rebel Rouser (Duane Eddy), Last Date (Floyd Cramer). How about those classic TV and western theme songs? Bonanza, Rawhide, Hawaii Five-O… From twangy to groovy, Nashville-based Mark Thornton and the Sidekicks are on a mission to revive these hits and more with their own compelling renditions and re-imaginings. Led by Jerry Reed guitarist Mark Thornton, with former bandmate Bart Pike on electric bass, and Pokey LaFarge drummer Matty Meyer, they throw their own spin on popular songs from jazz, country, surf and rock, and offer up original arrangements.


Mark Thornton and the Sidekicks are hitting the road this summer, so look for their shows on stages and festivals across the US and beyond. A new record is in the works!