Yeah, bud, the Quick & Easy Boys are back in town.
The rock ‘n’ roll trio from Eugene, now based in Portland, play a free show Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Crystal Bay Casino Red Room.
The band has been accepted in the thriving Portland music scene. Its fourth album is being produced by Steve Berlin, best known as a member and producer of Los Lobos. (He also produced the last record for Tahoe favorite Scott Pemberton, the Rip City rocker.) The album is being recorded at the Portland studio of Isaac Brock, the frontman for Modest Mouse.
Its website describes the Quick & Easy Boys as “the Minutemen, the Police and Band of Gypsies rolled into one.” Fans of the group, which heads to Alaska after the Crystal Bay show, chant “Yeah, bud” during the performances.
The Quick & Easy Boys have opened for the Funky Meters and have played with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.” It has opened for Deer Tick, The Meat Puppets, Blitzen Trapper, The Thermals, J. Roddy Walston and the Buisness, Orgone, Monophonics, The Pimps of Joytime, Juno What?!, Southern Culture on the Skids, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Bridge and Vince Herman.
The trio started in 2005. Press materials say its “shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole.”
Sam Badders is the lead singer and bass player. Jimmy Russell plays guitar and sings. Casey Anderson is the drummer.
This will be the second Red Room show for the band.
The Quick & Easy BoysWhen: 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room
Cover: free (Yeah, bud!)
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.