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Sean McAlindin

Sean McAlindin
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Sean is a writer, musician and educator based in Truckee. When he's not drafting new story ideas, he can be found jamming with his Celtic bluegrass band, Lost Whiskey Engine, hiking for a local back-country powder stash or hanging out with his daughter, Penelope.

Hole in the Ground | High-Country Mountain Biking

It feels like the first day of fall as we ready our bikes at the Castle Peak trailhead in early September. A few stray,...

The Original Mountain Music Storytelling of David Beck

An uncanny one-man-army’s slew of original material offers a glimpse into the mind of a unusual native Tahoe philosopher/artist. David Beck grew up in Carnelian...

Jeff Austin’s Promised Land

Jeff Austin walks in the door of his suburban Illinois home, drops his mandolin in the threshold and heads upstairs to give his 2-year-old...

Styx | On a Mission to Rock

James “J.Y.” Young got the invitation to join musical upstarts TW4 for the Illinois version of Woodstock in the summer of 1970. Although he...

Graham Nash | Changing the World One Song at a Time

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the infamous 1968 Democratic Convention. In response to the popular protests and subsequent police violence of the...

New Moon | The Heartbeat of the Natural Foods Community

A new moon signifies rebirth and the shedding of old ways in search of fresh beginnings. When the alternative-food movement was still young in...

Lost Sierra Hoedown | Welcome to the T Party

If Thelma and Louise had long-lost second cousins who were just as wild but adored singing harmonies instead of robbing banks, that just might...

“Mystic Threads” Weave Together Soul and song

A random trip to Ananda Village in the Sierra Nevada foothills has led one local musician on a life-changing journey through energy and sound...

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride | A South Shore Classic

If someone in Tahoe jokingly tells you there are two seasons in the mountains — winter and construction — kindly remind yourself that that...

Todd Snider | Vagabond at Heart

Folksinger Todd Snider was only 16 years old when he first ran away from home. “My family was splintering and my parents were both going...