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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.

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...

Chi McClean | Lake Tahoe’s Après-Ski Troubadour

“I keep thinking I’m hearing my name,” says Chi McClean as we sit down as Coffeebar in Truckee. The easygoing singer, songwriter and freeskier with...

Becoming the Wood Brothers

Chris Wood’s earliest memories of playing music with his older brother Oliver come from when they recorded some rock and jazz tracks to an...

A Dream Land Beyond Huckleberry Gates

It was a cool, crisp January morning as we pulled into the Sierra-at-Tahoe parking lot on Echo Pass. After 7 feet of snow in...

John Medeski Heats Up a Mad Skillet

The late 1980s/early 1990s was a curious time in the music business. The bizarre commercial experiments of one decade bled into a thriving DIY...

Longboard racing | Preserving Sierra ski history

Folks young and old make the quarter-mile trek through mushy snow to line up along makeshift fencing beside the one wide-open, sloping ski trail...

The Wayfaring Soul of Marty O’Reilly

Marty O’Reilly wandered through Camden Market in London at the end of a seven-day tour of England. Feb. 16 | 9 p.m. Crystal Bay Casino |...

Riding fat | Explore Tahoe’s snowy trails by bike

It’s a frosty January morning when I arrive at The BackCountry. I’m not talking about the millions of acres of wilderness and national forest...

North Mississippi Allstars’ Hill Country Roots

Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson grew up surrounded by American roots music in the hill country of northwestern Mississippi. Feb. 8 | 9 p.m. Crystal Bay...

The Pastime Club | A dive bar with music in its soul

If you’ve ever been to the Pastime Club  — either at 2 p.m. or 2 a.m. — you’d know that there isn’t any other...