Calling Ophelia slings their dreams in new LP

Swirls of the accordion over a steady backbeat of barroom drums and gypsy guitar opens local band Calling Ophelia’s second release of the year,...

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...

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...

Dead Winter Carpenters releases best album yet

From the first bluesy Telecaster strains of the new Dead Winter Carpenters album, “Washoe,” I knew that Tahoe’s favorite “local band done good” had...

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...

Easy Giant’s “Holy Wave”

The most exciting local album release of 2015 has to go to Easy Giant’s debut album “Holy Wave.” The brainchild of Thick Newton and...

The breakthrough soul of Sam Ravenna

On this latest eponymously named album, Sam Ravenna brings together all the influences and experiences of a prolific Lake Tahoe producer and virtuoso musician....

Singer Activist Elspeth Summers Joins Friends for Debut Album

Reno-based singer/songwriter and social activist Elspeth Summers has released her first full-length album, “Round & Round,” self-recorded in a home studio. Summers collaborated remotely...

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...

‘River City Sunset’ | Flow & depth from Zebuel

Noted guitarist, producer and DJ Zeb Early’s new album begins triumphantly before quickly breaking down into subterranean trap dub. Straight from the head of...