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Henry Sidle, born in Chicago, is a guitarist, pianist, bassist, and singer-songwriter who plays gigs most days of the year. He has a unique acoustic-rock, jam band sound, and his sets are never the same. At the age of 11 he began playing the guitar and he has been playing ever since. Now, in high school, Henry plays most shows solo acoustic, but many with his band Funk You Up and others with the klezmer band, The Nu Haven Kapelye. He has played all over the east coast and internationally. His music has been heard at the 2011 and 2012 Gathering of the Vibes festivals and venues such as Toad's Place and The Outer Space. His main influences include The Beatles, Phish, Keller Williams, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Ben Folds, and Bob Marley.
His music has been heard in the New Haven Register, CT Post, Quad News, Yale Daily News, and on SIRIUS XM. In 2011, Henry wrote "The World as it Could Be" for the Rex Foundation. In 2012, he also wrote "There's a Way." Henry's originals range from topics like human awareness to life stories to relationships. Yale Daily News named Henry "New Haven's Youngest Troubador" and wrote the article "Meet the Next Big Thing: Henry Sidle" when he was street performing on a city street corner outside of a Yale building. He has played in CT, DC, DE, FL, MA, ME, MD, NH, NY, and RI. His music has gotten popular on YouTube and USTREAM.