Shadyside Allstars
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Shadyside Allstars

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | SELF

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | SELF
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“They are a talented, feel-good band that write strong songs, improvise well, but always a have a focus.”
-Kristen Leep -

"Road Tested & Approved"

"Shadyside AllStars did a great job (too). You can really tell that they have road tested their show once or twice. They are about as tight as a band can get. If anyone is interested in musicianship or 'Jam' style music, then you are a moron if you don't go see them."
-The Rev. Peyton -


"Shadyside Allstars, by the way, are the best musicians in a rock/pop/jam band in the city. My recommendation is, if you haven't seen them, put away your 'I don't like jam bands' pretensions and go see these guys. They elevate beyond the noodlers out there and really put some thought, creativity, and fun into their music."
–Common Guy -

"Apples & Oranges"

"...but I just gotta say that the guys in Shadyside are some of the most top notch musicians I've ever seen. I'll never play guitar that well. I know it's apples and oranges, but I wish I could have a slice of orange or two with my apple."
–Common Jim -

"Cohesion & Perseverance"

"(Shadyside) An interesting story of cohesion, compromise, perseverance and friendship has shaped the Allstars over past 4 years. It is truly a special example of what is required by a band in order to beat the odds in today's music business."
-Josh Couts - Front Range Music

"The Show You Need To Attend"

"...keeping fans involved throughout the song, leaving no time to stand around. If you love great rhythms, timely jams, and the ability to dance non-stop, then an Allstars show is where you need to be."
- Keith Harmon - Street Team President

"A unique blend of sounds: Red Moon, the Great Hookup,Twin Cats and Shadyside Allstars"

"Band members Will, Aaron, Blair and Chris have incredible musical talent and an indisputable passion for music. The band’s songwriting capabilities are nothing short of exceptional." - Kim Fox -


"Live @ The Spin" - 2007*
"Shadyside Allstars" - 2009*

*Streaming tracks @, and



Formed in February 2002, the Shadyside Allstars have persistently risen above the stale expectations of music lovers as they offer an inimitable approach to live performance. Their songwriting sensibilities merge melody, technicality and an infectious atmosphere inciting citizens to stand up and take notice. Charles Tidd of the IUPUI Sagamore agrees stating, “The sound is full of rich, warm guitar tones that favor the Allman Brothers and Santana; the three-piece rhythm section drives a thick groove that is tight and relentless.” The Allstars shed the myth that inflections captured in the studio need be performed note for note, night after night.

Shadyside employs this proficiency capturing the audience‘s attention through solid structure and vibrant improvisation. Known for well-rehearsed stage performances, the Allstars simultaneously astonish crowds with unpredicted melodies, harmonies and rhythm-based jams. Kristen Leep of Indianapolis Music.Net writes, “They are a talented, feel-good band that write strong songs, improvise well, but always a have a focus.” This funky, jam band momentum sparks rapport with multitudes of enthusiastic, energetic listeners. As spontaneous melodies soar over rooted grooves, the Allstars’ purpose prevails: a fan base grows.

As attested by’s Top Ten Most Booked Bands, the Allstars are currently working to promote themselves throughout the Midwest. Whether participating in conferences, charity events or festivals, Shadyside remains diligent in disseminating its merchandise of good times and great music. Please visit for more information including live dates and audio downloads!