The Soulful Sidekicks

Join the Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art for Arts Alive! on Saturday, July 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring music by The Soulful Sidekicks.

The Soulful Sidekicks, a duet featuring Ginger Casanova on guitar, banjo and vocals and Laura Hennings on guitar, harmonica and vocals, have been performing in Humboldt County for 7 years. They specialize in folk and sentimental ballads, with emphasis on rich, soft harmony in the style of Gillian Welch and Kate Wolf. Their musical repertoire includes folk, blues, bluegrass, light rock, pop classics, country ballads and swing, and original compositions. With a diversified range of musical interests, Laura and Ginger always play something audience members can recognize and enjoy. They engage their audience with lively interaction and feature sing-along participation when possible. Laura and Ginger combine vocal blending to add soulful emotion to their musical selections, giving the listener a chance to both laugh and cry, engaged in the power of music! 

After three years of writing and six months of recording, they have added songwriting to their list of credits. Their second CD, Shelter of Love, was released in September, 2012 and consists of 11 original songs and 2 beautifully arranged cover songs, with local musicians Bob Ebenstein, Rick DeVol, Tim Gray, Marla Joy and Craig Lemster adding the final instrumental touches! Songs from their new CD have been featured on KHSU and are available on itunes, Emusic, Amazon.com, CD Baby as well as their Facebook public site:Gin&Laura/The Sidekicks.

The Soulful Sidekicks have been featured on many local radio stations as well as in printed media.  They have performed throughoutHumboldt County, including such venues as the Humboldt Folklife Festival, the Arkley Theater, Clark Museum, Humboldt Botanical Garden Gala, Humboldt Artisans Fair, Henderson Center & Old Town Farmer’s Market, Oberon Grill, as well as many other local restaurants and cafés.  In addition, they can be seen on one Saturday each month at Ramones Café.

The Morris Graves Museum of Art, located at 636 F Street, Eureka is open to the public Noon-5p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Museum admission is by donation: $4 for adults, $1 for seniors age 55 and older; HAC Members and children age 12 and under are admitted free. Admission is always free for everyone during each First Saturday Arts Alive!