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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.

The debate over snowmobile access | Forest Service eye plans on snowmobiles

Local snowmobilers are biting their gloves in anticipation of the U.S. Forest Service’s release of its final decision regarding the use of snowmobiles and...

Easy Giant Refines its Roots

Easy Giant’s first four releases have established Chris Emmington and company as the most popular recording artists ever to come out of the Truckee/Tahoe...

Reno’s thriving punk scene

Much like everything else it’s ever done, Reno, Nev., has something of a renegade legacy when it comes to punk rock. It was the...

Blue-Eyed Soul of Sam Ravenna

On the cover of Sam Ravenna’s sophomore solo album, a cartoon version of the multi-instrumentalist dons interdimensional aviator sunglasses containing all of outer space...

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...