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The Tahoe Onstage crew, from left, Larry Sabo, Kurt Johnson, Tim Parsons, Joan Pilar, Josh Sweigert and Garrett Bethmann.

The Tahoe Onstage crew, from left, Larry Sabo, Kurt Johnson, Tim Parsons, Joan Pilar, Josh Sweigert and Garrett Bethmann.

Tahoe Onstage is dedicated to the coverage and support of live entertainment at Lake Tahoe, Reno and the Sierra Foothills.

Call us at 530-600-0908. Content includes breaking entertainment, event previews and reviews, primarily music concerts and comedy performances. Still photography is a major aspect of Tahoe Onstage, along with interviews of artists and with band profiles. The website has a calendar of events which with a click will provide ticket sales from each venue’s website. Album news, features and reviews are presented and there is a blues music category.

Tim-Parsons in MemphisTim Parsons worked a half-dozen newspapers in a 29-year career, serving the last seven as the editor of the weekly entertainment magazine Lake Tahoe Action. Among Parsons’ numerous professional honors are an American Press Institute scholarship, 2012 Best Entertainment Writing from the Nevada Press Association and 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism from the International Blues Foundation.

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Spencer Kilpatrick, circa long-hair era.

Writer Spencer Kilpatrick graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in English. He hates the Lakers and his top three emcees are Blu, Earl Sweatshirt and Nas.

Larry Sabo lost his hat at the High Sierra Music Festival. If you have seen this hat, please contact Tahoe Onstage. He's almost out of sunblock.

Larry Sabo lost his hat at the High Sierra Music Festival. If you have seen this hat, please contact Tahoe Onstage. He’s almost out of sunblock.

Larry Sabo is a real-estate broker with a passion for rock ‘n’ roll photography. He makes his living during the day selling real estate  but you’ll see him at night enjoying shows. Stop and talk to him anytime you see him out, he will always appreciate it.

Kurt Johnson has sticks, takes clicks.

Kurt Johnson has sticks, takes clicks.

Photographer Kurt E. Johnson has played drums since he was 14. He is in the South Shore blues band Mudd Bonz and the instrumental progressive psychedelic space rock band Aether Haze. He retired after a 31-year career in the Bay Area and has lived at Lake Tahoe for 10 years. His passion is concert photography and playing music. To see more of his photos, visit his website HERE

Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival

Forget Waldo, where’s Randy? (Far right. We found him at a reggae concert.)

Tahoe Onstage copy chief Randy Hashagen, a former Bay Area journalist, walked away from his career to become a crazy cab driver. Lately, he has been watching the world flow through Lake Tahoe since 2012.

Josh Sweigert

Josh Sweigert, right, interviews members of Strange Weather.

Writer Josh Sweigert grew up on the California coast with a deep appreciation for bluegrass and string band music as well as the great outdoors. A guitarist and singer, he plays solo acoustic gigs in South Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Onstage reporter Garrett Bethmann interviews the T Sisters during the Hangtown Halloween Ball. Photos by Larry Sabo

Tahoe Onstage reporter Garrett Bethmann interviews the T Sisters during the Hangtown Halloween Ball.

Writer Garrett Bethmann is a graduate of University of Mary Washington with a degree in English. He moved to Lake Tahoe in summer 2012.

Clare Foster is ready to take the call.

Clare Foster is ready to take the call.

Photographer Clare Foster has lived in the Tahoe Basin for 26 years. She is an author of three children’s books, and is a teacher, a T.A., and a photographer. She is a lover of the mountains and the woods and the lake and of course, cannot live her life without live music. You will find her at shows and festivals, both local and elsewhere, with her camera in action. She finds some sort of balance in this place she calls home.

tom-clarke-2Tom Clarke writes album reviews. From pre-war blues to the bluegrass of the Virginia hills, Tom has a passion for most any kind of deep-rooted American music, and has been writing about it for 20 years. He’s particularly fond of anything from Louisiana, and the 45-year timelines and ever-growing family trees of The Allman Brothers Band and Los Lobos. Tom’s reviews and articles have appeared in BluesPrint, the King Biscuit Times, Hittin’ The Note, Blues Revue, Elmore, Blues Music Magazine, and now, Tahoe Onstage. Tom and his wife Karen raised four daughters in upstate New York. They split their time between the Adirondack Mountains and coastal South Carolina.

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Author Mike Smyth and artist Jackie Greene ham it up after a show.

Michael Smyth moved to Reno in 2007 after living more than 40 years in the Bay Area. In addition to going to live shows, he enjoys golf, skiing and fly-fishing.

Concert correspondent Maya Borhani grew up rambling the forests above Carnelian Bay, where she first discovered newts, saw bear tracks and bouldered before it was a fad. When not writing or teaching (or ecstatically dancing to live music), you’ll likely find her lakeside, scrambling off trail in search of rarified quiet in the mountain air.

shaunastorShaun Astor cites pop music singers and social deviants as being among his strongest influences. His vices include vegan baking, riding a bicycle unreasonable distances and fixating on places and ideas that make up the subject of the sentence, ‘But that’s impossible… ‘ He splits his time between Reno and a hammock perched from ghost town building foundations.

Pheonix Gruneich shoots for the sky.

Pheonix Gruneich is a former Tahoe resident who now has made the Carson Valley her home. Wife, mother and photographer. A lover of arts and most of all live music!

Mike Wally Wolcott

Mike Wolcott is the director of the Northern California Design Center and a 40-year newspaper veteran who has worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, the Eureka Times-Standard, Corning Daily Observer, Red Bluff Daily News and Digital First Media. His proudest musical moment came when he was scolded by Who bassist John Entwistle for making too much noise at a Roger Daltrey concert. He especially likes classic rock, classic old-time country, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan and all three Hanks. Parsons calls him “Wally.” When he’s not slaying deadlines, you can find Wally playing guitar in a Corning-based cover band called Punches the Clown.

 

Contact Tim at Tim@TahoeOnstage.com

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Tim and Joan in Memphis.

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