The Sundown Band has been performing its brand of southern rock 'n' roll cover and tribute shows since 1976, performing unique renditions of southern rock classics from bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, The Outlaws, Marshall Tucker, Molly Hatchet, and more. The highlight of the shows is the dual guitar talents of Steve Mitchell and band founder Ronnie Pauls, which leave audiences in awe. Each and every time the band has been reviewed, the response is the basically the same: "You will be hard-pressed to find another band that performs with the talent, passion, and intensity that these guys bring to the stage every night." (WPDH 101.5 FM). More Sugar Magazine put it even more simply, calling The Sundown Band "one of the best bands out there."
After the band's inception in 1976, The Sundown Band started playing high school dances and college keg parties all over the Westchester area. Realizing their love and commitment to southern rock and blues, they finally hit the local club scene in June of 1980, rocking their hearts out to packed rooms for the next few years. Soon they were working four nights a week and started building a legion of fans that still come to see the band today. Many lifelong fans now bring their teenage kids to experience the band performing its own unique style of classic southern rock tunes.
One of the highest complements ever paid to The Sundown Band came from a music industry executive with Lynyrd Skynyrd. After listening to a live CD of the band, he sent the group the following email: "It is nice to finally hear a band playing southern rock and not obsessed with copying southern rock. 99% of the bands who play these songs are so damn obsessed with copying the songs note for damn note that they lose fact of what it is they are doing. They sound stiff, and there is no life in the music they are trying so hard to copy. The musicians in Sundown obviously are enjoying playing the songs and are not just covering the songs, but are playing them, and it shows."
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