Occasionally we place a spotlight here on an artist, whether they are professional or amateur, whom we feel should get a little extra attention...
A western entertainer and an experienced cowboy, Ernie Sites hails from southern Idaho. Among his many talents, he is a western performer, songwriter, cowboy poet, trick roper, bull rider, rodeo clown, bareback rider, team roper and a calf roper. He has traveled the world over, using his gifts to teach people about cowboys and the west. Western author, Corinne J. Brown, has dubbed Ernie “the urban cowboy troubadour.”
Slip back to Sinatra’s world: mid-20th century in America when style meant sharp suits, fashionable dresses, and refreshing cocktails sipped at sunset by the pool.
"My music is all about jazz, really. Particularly "swing" music, which started in the 1930's. The instrumentation on my debut album is "big band", featuring saxophones, trombones, trumpets, and a rhythm section including a piano, an upright bass, drums, and a guitar.
It is my dream to bring back this kind of music to the mainstream audience. My music sounds similar to the style of famous swing artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Bing Crosby. In addition to singing, I also play the alto saxophone, which can be heard in the songs "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning".