Emily Tessmer | Using Voice to Change the World

Emily Tessmer has been playing professionally since her 20s. She began as a singer/songwriter. Along the way she found herself on a spiritual path...

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 |...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

Richard Blair recreates Truckee history in song

The opening track on Richard Blair’s newest album begins with deftly fingerpicked acoustic guitar. His smooth, yet weathered, voice enters in harmony on “Pony...

Serina Dawn Finds Her Silver Lining

When your grandmother was a famous burlesque dancer named Gay Dawn and your dad built Robosaurus, do you have any chance of a normal...

Easy Giant Churns Out Dreamy EP

The album, “Sierra Sierra,” starts out with a wavy synth gradually growing in volume until untamed drums crash 23 seconds in. Two bars later...

Moondog Matinee: Reno Garage Rock at Its Finest

In late 2015, Reno hard-rock stalwarts Moondog Matinee released both a live EP and full-length studio album. The recordings demonstrate the raw, emotional power...