Latest batch of High Sierra bands includes new projects

Tim Parsons

Luther Dickinson, along with Birds of Chicago and Sharde Thomas, will present his new project, Sisters of the Strawberry Moon at the High Sierra Music Festival.
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The second batch of bands for the July 4-7 High Sierra Music Festival were announced on Friday.

Leftover Salmon, which possibly has played the festival more than any other band will return, along with The New Mastersounds, a British group made its first mark in this country at HSMF.

Luther Dickinson, along with Birds of Chicago and Sharde Thomas, will present his new project, Sisters of the Strawberry Moon.

More include Umphrey’s McGee and the beautiful songs and harmonies of Mandolin Orange in their 2019 lineup.

The McCoury Family, aka the first family of bluegrass, will also grace the festival with a number of different sets from The Del McCoury Band, Del & Dawg (Del McCoury and David Grisman), and The Travelin’ McCourys.

Reid Genauer will collaborate with Dan Lebowitz, Danny Eisenberg, members of Assembly of Dust, and more. Big Something, The Lil Smokies, Songhoy Blues, Joe Craven & the Sometimers, Amo Amo, Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, and Let’s Be Leonar.

Previously announced High Sierra artists include Greensky Bluegrass, Jim James (with his full band), St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Galactic, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents Eat a Bunch of Peaches , The Marcus King Band, ALO, The Polish Ambassador, The Nth Power (for a very special Marvin Gaye Tribute), Jennifer Hartswick Band, Cris Jacobs Band, Cha Wa, and Ron Artis II & The Truth.

Visit http://highsierramusic.com/ to purchase four-day passes. All tickets, including FestivALL VIP packages and parking passes, are on sale now.

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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