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Side Saddle


  1. 1.
    Don't Wait for Him
  2. 2.
    Ink & Dirty Strings
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    Wasting Time
Side Saddle began as a solo folk project by Ian McGuinness in 2013 in Astoria, NY.
Throughout the last six years, Ian and his band mates have put out 2 EP’s, 2 LP’s, a Single and a slew of charming Music Videos. The discography illuminates the groups ability to release cohesive material that manages to touch on everything from jangly folk, to dad rock, and flower-punk.
When Ian first began working on what would become the Waltermelon EP (named affectionally after the dog Walter that he shares with his fiancé), he did so right as he was making a big move from Astoria, NY to Boston, MA for a new job. That gig would have him on the road 3 weeks out of 4 each month, and the drastic change in lifestyle was disorienting to say the least. To further complicate things, his then-girlfriend had just moved to Austin, TX to finish her degree. Figuring out how to navigate that long-distance relationship would end up inspiring “Ink & Dirty Strings”, the first single off of Waltermelon.
The work travel schedule and the uprooting of his life on many fronts took a toll, and the Waltermelon EP was put on hold.
Eventually, Ian’s fiance returned after completing school, they settled down in a house in Providence, RI and he began to work on the EP again. He reconnected with his bandmates in Queens and they got back in the studio, finishing Waltermelon over two weekends while recording at Buddy Project studios in Astoria, NY.
Waltermelon comes out on 9/6 on Cedar Lodge Records.


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