John Sidle’s Western Folk is a Hoot

The longtime Jackson music man discusses his formative years in Boston, tenure as a Hootenanny regular and deep love for western music.
Folk artist John Sidle discovered his love for western music traveling the Mountain West. (Courtesy of John Sidle)

Local folk musician John Sidle began his journey in New England. It was there he witnessed many legendary artists like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez deliver performances he would never forget. Fast forward several decades and Sidle is now an elder statesman of Jackson’s music scene.

Sidle is a former member of the Stagecoach band and an integral part of The Hootenanny—a weekly musical series gathering Jackson-based talent to perform in front of the Tetons at Dornan’s, a local bar and restaurant just outside the entrance of Grand Teton National Park.

In advance of his “Folk Café” event at the Silver Dollar, Sidle joined KHOL to discuss his formative years in Boston, long tenure as a Hootenanny regular and deep love for western music. 

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About Jack Catlin

Jack is KHOL's music director. He says all music is in some way connected no matter the style and his mission is to provide listeners with a unique and memorable experience each time they tune in to KHOL or see him DJ live.

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