Music lovers undivided attention can be found this fall at the Divided Sky in Meyers.
The intimate, upstairs venue with a new deck has booked several shows through Halloween. For information about the Divided Sky, visit the Tahoe Onstage Venues page: D-SKY
Here’s a look at the Tahoe-bound bands:
- Friday, Sept. 27 – A Chico band that describes its sound as the Headhunters meets Phish, er, wait. Say no more. Any band which emulates Phish is sure to be hired to play a show in a restaurant named after one of its songs. The Bumptet is led by guitarist Sean Lehe, who played with the jam band Izabella and also with the bluegrass group Poor Man’s Whiskey.
- Saturday, Sept. 28 – A soul group from Reno, the Mark Sexton Band this spring released the Alan Evans produced album “Young and Naïve.” Tahoe Onstage made a video of the sold-out album release performance in John Ascuaga Nugget’s Celebrity Show Room: VIDEO. Bassist Alex Korostinsky, drummer Dan Weiss and Sexton grew up together, earned degrees from UNR and are now full-time musicians. After D-Sky, it’s on to Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.
- Friday, Oct. 4 – The Rusty Buckets are a bluegrass band out of Placerville, but expect to hear some blues, too. Guitarist Johnny “Mojo” Flores is the longtime host of a weekly blues jam in the Cozmic Café.
- Friday, Oct. 11 – Thick Soup has been around since 2004, formerly playing Divided Sky as a trio. Now a quartet, the Sonora band play acoustic Americana. It has four albums and has opened for Rosanne Cash and the Devil Makes Three.
- Thursday, Oct. 31 – The Freeway Revival isn’t scared to play on Halloween or compare its sound to The Beatles and Jackson Browne. Three of its members are from Culpeper, Virginia. The band is going for it, having moved to the music hotbed Asheville, N.C., releasing an album in April and touring nationally.