Yellow No. 5
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Yellow No. 5

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The best kept secret in music


"Yellow No. 5, A Standout"

First Bootlegger’s Union Show, March 26, DAVEY’S UPTOWN Joe Roberts Trio, Yellow No. 5, Johnny Switchblade & The KC Crooners, John Nash Band, and Jon Stubblefield If we start handing out stamps of approval, purple hearts, or gold stars here at Sad Dog HQ I’m giving the first one to Bill “Roach” Sundahl of SOL Productions. If you’ve been to a Donkey Show you have this guy and his lovely girl Wende to thank. Last week he joined forces with Jody Hawkins (Rockabilly Prom, Punk vs. Rockabilly) and threw what I hope is the first of many Bootlegger’s Union shows. Aside from seeing Roach and Jon Stubblefield acoustic on the bar room stage, the stand out for me, was Yellow No. 5. They’ve come onto our radar a bit but this was the first time I caught their live show. While I’m always hesitant to draw comparisons when describing music, this time it is just undeniable. Fans of Old 97’s, prior to their latest release and the Rhett Miller solo fiasco, will find a refreshing and local new found friend in Yellow No. 5. Easy on the eyes, down right fun and danceable at first crack their show will have me coming back again. Pick up their 2004 release “Mud Road Superstars” to introduce yourself. One of the tracks is driving me a bit crazy with a mandolin melody that sounds exactly like the ring on my cell phone at same pitch, but I’ll learn. It’s infectious and will be a nice play as you open your windows and start feeling Spring.
- Sad Dog Newsletter


Amusement '98, reclinder, Songs From a Roadside Diner, Trailer Tracks Compilation 2004, Mud Road Superstars


Feeling a bit camera shy


Don't be fooled by Yellow No. 5's 2004 Midwest Entertainment Music Association nomination for Best Country Band. Most who follow the band don't think of Yellow No. 5 as a "country" band. Yellow No. 5 is a band from the Midwest who doesn't try to hide it. Yellow No. 5 takes from the likes of Wilco, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Johnny Cash, and The Old 97's, adds a touch of bluegrass, and the stories of life in the Heartland to create its sound and songs. Based just outside of Kansas City, Yellow No. 5 spends a great deal of its time producing and recording songs in their home studio. When you find Yellow No. 5 on stage, you'll find a band with energy, a purpose, and a solid roots-based following. You might also catch them on the Kansas City radio station, 90.1 FM KKFI, or one of many internet radio stations. Their latest CD "Mud Road Superstars" can be bought online at, and sales of the CD include not only fans from their base areas in the Midwest, but also fans from Japan, Spain, and England. Reviews of "Mud Road Superstars" can also be found in future issues of the Alt. Country 'zine's "Leicester Bangs", and "Luke" (both based in the UK).