Newgrass located in Crystal Bay’s Red Room

Giraffe Dodgers
Inspired by Sam Bush, the Giraffe Dodgers are from Portland, Ore.

Possessors of really long necks, the Giraffe Dodgers feast on newgrass.

Portland, Ore. based Giraffe Dodgers came together with the goal to progress the acoustic music we all know and love into a hybrid of bluegrass, funk, jazz and folk. Mandolin player Ben Larsen and guitarist Austin Moore began playing music together in 2006.

Over the past few years they have grown together musically in a number of setting culminating with the Giraffes, their most recent project. Bass wizard Rowan Cobb expressed interest in working with the two early in 2011 and after a few exciting jams, drums were on the mind. Drummer Forest Carter, known for his tasty fills up in the trees was the obvious first choice and thus the Giraffe Dodgers we’re born.
The Giraffe Dodgers music focuses on instrumental newgrass, the song writing of Ben Larsen, and the instrumental composition of Austin Moore. They also play a range of covers from the likes of Paul Simon to traditional melodies arranged for an electric style band.

Giraffe Dodgers

When: 10 p.m. Friday, July 12

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

Cover: Free

ABOUT Tim Parsons

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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