Poor Man’s Whiskers: Jimbo Scott trims up before Live at Lakeview

The Jimbo Scott String Band plays Live at Lakeview in South Lake Tahoe on Thursday, Aug. 11. Rinaswan Photography

Sad but true: Like Jimbo Scott’s beard, Live at Lakeview can only go on so long.

There are just three more Thursday shows this summer in South Lake Tahoe’s Lakeview Commons series, including this week with the Jimbo Scott String Band. Grover Anderson opens.

Scott’s a songwriting stalwart with a voice like sweet honey and a beard that used to be as hairy as ZZ Top. He recently trimmed his bristles.

“My sons were doing pullups on my beard, so I figured I’d give them a break,” Scott said.

Since the Covid-caused hiatus, Scott mostly has focused on his own band. He’s played just one show this year with Poor Man’s Whiskey, an appearance at Mendocino County’s Kate Wolf Festival.

He has two albums, and he recently released two singles. On Sunday, Scott returned from a spot at Salmonfest at the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

Thursday’s trio includes bass player Andy Merrill and fiddle-mandolin player Dave Pascoe. Scott had a solo appearance at Live at Lakeview in 2019, opening for The Golden Cadillacs. He also played with Poor Man’s Whiskey in 2018 at that other commonly named Tahoe park, Commons Beach in Tahoe City.

“I am really excited to be coming back,” Scott said. You can’t beat that Lake Tahoe backdrop.

Boot Juice and Preacher’s Pickers will play next week’s Live at Lakeview, which concludes Aug. 25 with the locals’ summers sendoff with Tahoe Tribe, Lavish Grey Allstars and Taking Root.

-Tim Parsons

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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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