Dennis Sonntag


GUITAR, KEYBOARDS, HARMONICA, VOCALS. Dennis Sonntag’s desire to play music was triggered as a High School Freshman in Indiana on February 9, 1964, during The Beatles’ first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. Originally a drummer, he switched to guitar in his first band, THE NITE LITES, who changed their name to THE VEGETABLE RECONSTRUCTION during the psychedelic music era. (So 60’s, isn’t it?). During this time Dennis picked up the banjo, harmonica, and mandolin to cover the sounds in some of the recordings of the time. The band culminated with two recording sessions of original material in late 1968 at MBS Studios in Chicago. Later bands included HARDWOOD SALT, TUCUMCARI in the 70’s, and NATURE'S WAY into the mid 80’s, all in Indiana. After moving to the Villages in 2010, Dennis helped form THE SIXTIES, and picked up the keyboards to fill in where needed in the playlist. Dennis also played in the local duet BACK IN THE DAY, and occasionally plays in an acoustic guitar project called ACOUSTIC ROAD SHOW with fellow SIXTIES guitarist Jeff Inglehart.