Absynth Quintet, a ‘ProGrassive’ concoction

Photographer’s notebook: The Absynth Quintet from Humboldt County graced the stage of the Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The stage was parked on the corner Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Heavenly Village Way in front of the new Azul Latin Kitchen. What I thought was going to be a straight-up bluegrass band was anything but. Its genre is described as high-energy gypsy jamgrass, or as drummer-percussionist Tofu Mike would say “ProGrassive.” However you want to describe it, the Absynth Quintet did please the patrons at the restaurants and shops and the passersbys. — Kurt E. Johnson To see more of Kurt’s photos, visit his website HERE

ABOUT Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson
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 http://photoskejohnson.smugmug.com/

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