Anders Osborne added to High Sierra lineup

Meet the Osborne

If anyone can roust Bigfoot from the woods, it’s Anders Osborne at the High Sierra Music Festival. Photo by Jerry Moran, Alligator Records.

Anders Osborne will feature songs from his latest EP, “Three Free Amigos,” at the High Sierra Music Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8.

A prolific artist based in New Orleans, Osborne has been in this region a lot recently. He has appeared during the last few weeks at Bob Weir’s TRI Studio in the North Bay Area.

Intense, passionate and amplified, Osborne has in recent years rocked the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room with the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, a duo with Karl Denson and with his own band.

The new album is “relaxed and easy going,” according to Osborne in a press statement to his label, Alligator Records. The way this EP was recorded “is not what I usually do. I may never do it again. I wanted to keep it loose and give fans something different.”

“Three Free Amigos” is a semi-acoustic album recorded with New Orleans artists “Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone, Eric Bolivar and Carl Dufrene and others. Osborne released two highly acclaimed, full-length CDs on Alligator, “American Patchwork” in 2010 and “Black Eye Galaxy” in 2012. Another is planned for later this year.

Osborne will play at 9:30 p.m. on the Vaudeville stage on Saturday, July 6 and at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, July 7 on the Big Meadow stage. The High Sierra Music Festival is at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy. For ticket information, click here.

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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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