CreekSide Band : Easy On The Eyes And The Ears

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©™2013 Blue Ridge Life: Photos By BRL Photographer Marcie Gates : (L to R) Gabrielle Dennis, brother Daniel Dennis, Jacob Paul Allen, and Genevieve Dennis (sister to the other two Dennis siblings) make up one of the Blue Ridge's newest singing sensations, CreekSide Band.
©™2013 Blue Ridge Life: Photos By BRL Photographer Marcie Gates : (L to R) Gabrielle Dennis, brother Daniel Dennis, Jacob Paul Allen, and Genevieve Dennis (sister to the other two Dennis siblings) make up one of the Blue Ridge's newest singing sensations, CreekSide Band.
©™2013 Blue Ridge Life: Photos By BRL Photographer Marcie Gates : (L to R) Gabrielle Dennis, brother Daniel Dennis, Jacob Paul Allen, and Genevieve Dennis (sister to the other two Dennis siblings) make up one of the Blue Ridge’s newest singing sensations, CreekSide Band.

Nelson County, VA
By BRL Writer: Marcie Gates

Geographical happenstance can be credited for the members of Nelson County’s next up-and-coming hybrid band-baby coming together.

“We all met because we were all living on Creekside Loop in Beech Grove. That’s where we all kinda got connected,” says singer and guitarist, Jacob Paul Allen (also a member of side project HoboJac).

Accompanying Jacob are the Dennis sisters, Genevieve and Gabrielle, creating a perfect harmony on vocals, while their younger brother, Daniel, also assists with vocals and guitar. And although Jacob is relatively new to the music scene, the rest of the gang has been musically inclined since childhood. Performing in years of chorus and almost a decade’s worth of high school musicals between the three of them, these brothers and sisters are no stranger to the spotlight.

Making their debut at the Whiskey Jar in Charlottesville, the CreekSide Band really felt the local support.

“We really appreciate that people have gone out of their way to support us,” says Gabrielle, UVA grad and Legal Assistant for Rutherford Law Group in Lovingston. “And we encourage people to keep coming out and keep listening as we go.”

Finding their forte in the crosswinds of modern and the more folk-Americana side of county, this group is proud to sound a little different.
Finding their forte in the crosswinds of modern and the more folk-Americana side of county, this group is proud to sound a little different.

“The covers that we do, we’re trying to make them our own, so that it’s not just another, ‘Oh we’ve heard this before’ kind of deal. We’re trying to add our own harmonies and our own twists to it and really make it original,” explains Genevieve, who also teaches at North Branch School.

With big dreams to match their big voices, the local music scene will hardly satiate this group of gorgeous go-getters.

“I think the overall goal is to not be just a local, play every weekend around town kind of band,” says Jacob. “I think we may do that at the beginning, play one or two shows a month, but we definitely want to get out and travel if we can.”

Currently a student at UVA, Daniel says him and the group couldn’t be more excited about their upcoming plans.

“We’ve all worked together, we’ve all lived together, and it would be hard to find a closer group of people to make music with," Daniel adds.
“We’ve all worked together, we’ve all lived together, and it would be hard to find a closer group of people to make music with,” Daniel adds.

Catch the band at Durty Nelly’s Pub in Charlottesville November the 7th at 7:00pm – Iffin’ you know what’s good for you.