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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.

High-school Jazz Bands Hit a High Note

Reno Jazz Festival | April 25-27 | Reno, Nev., venues The teenagers may have been groggy-eyed and lifeless when they arrived just after 6 in...

Truckee history told in song

We all know Truckee has a vibrant and unusual history. Since the Gold Rush days, there has never been a lack of lively characters...

The Pixies’ Irreverent, Alternative Magic

Joey Santiago grew up on 1960s surf rock with bands such as The Ventures and The Shadows commanding him to pursue an emotive, uninhibited...

José González | Swedish-Argentine Folk Charmer

José González is at home in Gothenburg, Sweden, on a long-awaited sunny day. “Spring is coming slowly,” says the mesmeric, 40-year-old, folk musician. In 1976, his...

Tahoe guides docents of the back country

From the desert with the deepest valley in the world to the highest point in the contiguous United States to the largest alpine lake...

The Women of WinterWonderGrass

WinterWonderGrass | March 29-31 Village at Squaw | Olympic Valley “I grew up in an era with a lot of firsts,” says WinterWonderGrass administrator Bridget Law. She remembers...

Rubblebucket on being human

Brooklyn art-pop darlings Rubblebucket formed at the University of Vermont when Kalmia Traver’s enchanting vocals, flute and saxophone met Alex Toth’s trumpet and Afro-beat...

Pam and Dan Rosenthal | Touring on Love, Music & Powder

After growing up in different parts of the country, skiers and folk musicians Pam and Dan Rosenthal met in Breckenridge, Colo., when Dan offered...

Kitchen Dwellers’ Montana Galaxy Grass

Max Davies is eating his lunch at Fonda Mexicana restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., on the back end of a cross-country, co-bill with Colorado’s...

Adventures in Emerald Bay Chutes

It’s a misty morning in Glenshire as I set out for the West Shore on a week day. The cold air is still trapped...