Fortunate Youth rolls again, headlines Tahoe show

Fortunate Youth plays Thursday at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

Roots rockers Fortunate Youth is rolling again.

The Southern California band that began its recording career a decade ago is on its first big tour since the pandemic hit. It headlines a show on Thursday night at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa at Lake Tahoe. TICKET LINK

During the time off the bandstand, the members have been productive, making their fifth record and making five babies.

“We were spoiled being at home with our families,” percussionist Travis “Travi Bongo” Walpole said. ”It’s difficult leaving them but I am excited to play some music for everyone.”

“Good Times (Roll On)” was released on Sept. 30.

“With the downtime from lack of touring we got to really got to work this album out over a matter of 9 to 12 months,” multi-instrumentalist Corey Draskovich said . “Normally we just hop in the studio and knock it out in a couple of weeks. We got to review and revive what we did and polish things up.”

Lead singer Dan Kelly added: “The essence of life itself is really a tone that rings a lot more than in our other albums that we’ve ever done.”

Arizona’s Katastro, a longtime touring partner of Fortunate Youth, opens along with Florida’s Artikal Sound System, whose lead singer also Logan Rex also spoke with Tahoe Onstage: LINK.

The show will be in Blu Nightclub and will begin at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.

-Tim Parsons

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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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