Major expectations for Squaw Valley bound Miner

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This Miner doesn’t wear a helmet lamp. Instead, it receives the spotlight.

The Los Angeles-based band is ascending in Lake Tahoe fashion. Miner would follow in the footsteps of the Dead Winter Carpenters, Trampled by Turtles and the Avett Bros. The popularity of those bands was evident with each show at the Crystal Bay Casino.

Crystal Bay Casino Manager Bill Wood said the group is “about ready to break out (on to the national scene).”

It plays at 10 p.m. in the Crown Room.

“They have moved from the Red Room to the Crown Room, and, although this show is free, I would believe that the next time through Miner will be a ticketed show and a very popular one indeed,” Wood said.

The Red Room after-party has another rising band, the Scott Pemberton Trio, which has grown to a quartet but has not yet changed its name. Perhaps it first needs to sell the rest of its T-shirts.

Miner is a folk-rock family band formed around husband and wife duo Justin and Kate Miner, along with brother Jeremy Miner. Nicholas Spiller plays bass and Tobais Urganczyk is on drums and percussion.

According to its website, Miner began as a Kickstarter-funded, bedroom-studio project inspired by a trip through Central and South America, Miner transformed into a touring band at the beginning of 2013 after recruiting more family and friends to put together the current live lineup.

Miner in Feburary released its debut album,“Into The Morning.”

Miner will remain in the area to play at Squaw Valley’s Foam Fest on Saturday, Aug. 30. Miner plays at 2 p.m. and Hot Buttered Rum goes onstage from 3:30-6 p.m.

More than 50 craft beers will be presented. Raffle prizes include season passes, skis, snowboards and winter gear. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the entrance. It is $10 for designated drivers and festivalgoers under the age of 21.

Miner
When: 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
Cover: free
Red Room after-party: Scott Pemberton Trio
Where else: Squaw Valley Foam Fest Saturday along with Hot Buttered Rum

 

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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