‘This Side of Sunday’ was recently honored with an article in The Daily Nonpereil February 11. Following their CD release performance, Tim Johnson (staff writer), had this to say: “A local Christian band has released its first CD. ..The disk, recorded last fall at Tesco Productions in Omaha, features 10 songs with music and lyrics by Rich Riche, who does vocals, guitar and mandolin in the band. Among the titles are “Take Me to the Jordan,” “Grateful,” “Lord God Almighty” and the title track [“Crazy World”]. Themes include praise, prayer and a little social commentary. ..The title track’s words include ‘In the land of the free we’re slaves to our debt’ and ‘It’s OK to murder babies but we really gotta save the whales.’ The sound is acoustic, and band members include Riche, ..Mark Buckingham, banjo; Brian Owens, vocals and guitar; Jack Anderson, upright bass; and Dwayne Riche, percussion. The style is predominantly bluegrass.”
“‘We love playing on acoustic instruments, so we just kept talking about what would sound good together if we didn’t go back to the electronics,’ Rich Riche said. The five musicians had all played for worship services at Refuge Church and got together and formed the band in May 2010, said Dwayne Riche, Rich Riche’s cousin, who plays Cajon, or box drum, in the group. ..’We’re looking to add a fiddler at some point – someone that relates well with us,’ Rich Riche said.” (Article excerpts published with permission from The Daily NonPereil, Council Bluffs, IA)
A big thank you to The Daily Nonpereil, and keep up the good work guys!