The heart of Country Sunset is the pairing of Mark James on guitar and vocals and Tommy Vollmer – “The Legend” – on pedal steel guitar. Mark and Tommy have been making music together for over 40 years in different bands and configurations spanning a multitude of styles and venues including park concerts, corporate events, private parties, public clubs and Music In The Schools.
Country Sunset provides “Summertime country music with a tropical twist” with a wide repertoire of favorites from artists like Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, as well as classic country icons including Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and many more.
The show is delivered with genuine warmth and enthusiasm driven by both a love of the music and a strong desire to entertain and engage the audience. The variety presented guarantees that, at some point, everyone in the crowd will hear something to which they can personally connect.
For this show, Mark and Tommy will be joined by veteran bassist Dave Smith from Reading, PA. Dave played with Mark in the late 70s with Sonny Miller & The Happy Valley Boys where they both developed their initial love for country music. Dave has played with Tommy on numerous occasions throughout his career, but Country Sunset has provided opportunity for the three of them to play together – and it always ends up with a good time for all involved.