Beginning with First, To Last's foot-stomping opening track "The Letter," which combines elements of bluegrass, rock, jazz and even reggae, it is apparent that Oneside is willing to take traditional fundamentals of old time music and transform them into a unique, modern context. If My Morning Jacket decided to cover Bill Monroe, chances are that it would come out sounding an awful lot like Oneside. And for music fans, that's a good thing.
Oneside's genre-infusing sound has been showcased at Austin's South by Southwest Festival, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Fenway Park in Boston. This summer they will appear at the High Sierra Music Festival (July 3-6, 2008) and FloydFest (July 24-27, 2008). They'll be playing with The Damnwells, The David Grisman Quintet, The Avett Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, Bobby Bare, Jr., Bela Fleck, and Grace Potter.