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About Side Track

Side Track is a duo based in the Jacksonville, Florida area featuring vocalist Terry Whitehead and guitarist Dave Knopsnyder. Terry is also a singer-songwriter who has released two albums: most recently "Garden" in 2014 and Perfect Wave” in 2008. He is a baritone crooner with a southern, soulful sound. Dave has a long history of performing including his early years as a professional musician as lead guitarist in the Indiana-based touring band Carnival that shared the stage with many well-known 60s & 70s pop/rock/R&B acts.  Depending on the venue/event they also perform as  Side Track Band by adding any of the following: Warren Miller (keys/bass); Beau Halton (drums); Jim Woodey (drums or Congas). 

SideTrack has a large repertoire that is full of variety and suitable to a wide range of tastes. Depending on the venue they will draw from Classic Rock, R&B, Alt-Rock, Folk-rock/Americana, Country, and Standards. They will sometimes include Terry's originals in their sets if appropriate.

In most venues Side Track plays recognizable, classic hits, but will occasionally introduce some obscure, but catchy songs.  The classic hits are sometimes given a unique make-over.  All of this makes for a fresh and unique sound that sets them apart from a typical "juke box" band.  This also allows them to easily customize their set list to what is best for the venue or occasion which includes restaurants, bars, country clubs, festivals, brunch or dinner music, markets, art walks, night club entertainment, wine tastings, benefits, business events, and private parties. 

Side Track's resume of venues/events includes the following:

Restaurant/Bars: North Beach Bistro (Atlantic Beach) - monthly; LuLu's Waterfront Grille (Ponte Vedra) - monthly; Southern Grounds & Co. (Neptune Beach); Alice & Pete's Pub at Sawgrass Mariott Resort and Spa  (Ponte Vedra); Palm's Fish Camp Restaurant (Jacksonville); Billy's Boathouse Grill (Jax Beach); Enza's Italian Restaurant (Mandarin);  Culhane's Irish Pub (Atlantic Beach); Royal Palm Village Wine & Tapas (Atlantic Beach); Cafe Karibo (Fernandina Beach); Slider's Seafood Grille (Neptune Beach); Jaxon Social (Jax Beach); Brucci's Pizza (West Beaches).

Country Clubs & Communities in Northeast Florida: Atlantic Beach Country Club (monthly); Jacksonville Golf and Country Club; Deerwood Country Club; Deercreek Country ClubMagnolia Point Golf and Country Club; Hidden Hills Country ClubNocateeQueens Harbour Yacht & Country Club; The Cabana Beach Club of Sawgrass Marriott. 

Concert Venues: Mudville Music Room (Jax); Blue Jay Listening Room (Jax Beach) Unity Plaza (Jax); Coffee Talk at Artisan's Way (Melrose)

Markets & Parks: Riverside Arts Market (Jax);  Hemming Park (Jax); Orange Park Farmers Market

Events and Festivals: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp GamesDancin' In The Streets (Atlantic Beach / Neptune Beach); St. Johns River Ferry Fest (Mayport); Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens Wine and Food Fest;  Gamblefest (St. Augustine); Folk In The Springs Music FestivalMarshfest (Atlantic Beach); North Florida Folk/Acoustic Festival (Northeast Florida); Historic Landmark Unveiling hosted by Beaches Museum and Cloisters Condominiums; North Florida Folk Network Artist Showcase (Jacksonville)

Fund Raisers & Benefits such as for American Heart Association (A Tribute to Tom Petty); North Florida Land TrustHigh Fives For HopeGabriel's House Of CarePet Rescue North, American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Multiple Sclerosis, Make A Wish Foundation, Annual Relay For Life Cancer Survivors Dinner.

Private Events such as for the Propeller Club (annual Maritime Day Celebration; Christmas Party); Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens (Volunteer & Membership Appreciation)

Business functions such as Jacksonville Startup; Startup kickoff celebration for "Carte Blanche Vacations". 

Private parties & House Concerts too!

Check the calendar page to see where Side Track plays next.

Clicking on the Facebook symbol at the upper right corner of this site will take you to the Terry Whitehead Music Facebook page.  You can "Like" that page to follow Side Track events on Facebook.

Terry has released two albums: "Garden" in 2014 and "Perfect Wave" in 2008.  

Dave was an integral part of Garden. The Just Plain Folks Music Awards nominated "Garden" for best Contemporary Album and "Steeples" for best Contemporary Christian & Spiritual song. "Just Plain Folks" is an international music organization. 

To find out more about Terry's albums and to listen to the music go to Terry's website: www.terrywhitehead.com