Sin City Band


Thanks for the blast from the past – very cool and of course I remember several parties at “the farm” – and the one in August of ’76 I seem to recall setting up on the front porch…

I can’t make the reunion (we’re gigging) but please give my fondest regards to any of the ol’ timers.

Hope to talk to you soon,

Thanks again!

Scott Birney

—– Original Message —–


Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009

Subject: One of your first gigs… “Live at Mermaid”

Good afternoon Sin City Band,

33 years ago you guys played at an old farmhouse on Stony Batter Rd,  Mermaid Valley, near Hockessin, five young men lived in that farmhouse for many, many years and I was one of them. I may have actually booked you guys and paid for that “far out” & wonderful performance.

Many years have passed since then and I’m delighted to see you guys (via your website) are still alive and kicking, that farmhouse was affectionately known as “the farm”, we had a lot of parties, a lot of fun and a lot of good memories. One of the farm girls has organized a reunion at a bar off Kirkwood Highway this October 24 at 4 PM, and I have been working on a website to commemorate those days, while I was digging through old pictures, I found what may be the last remaining ticket to that show you guys performed at 33 years ago.

I left Wilmington a long time ago, however I will be returning on an increasingly frequent basis and would like to talk to you guys about having a private party and hiring your band.

Please feel free to check out the website – – it is still under construction, however you will find information about the reunion and   please check back often,  if you can make the reunion I’ll buy you a drink 🙂

Live long, live well and in a couple months hopefully we can get you guys onstage again for a private “farm” party.


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