Sneaky Creatures featured at Alibi Incline’s grand opening

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Alibi Ale Works owners Kevin Drake, left, and Rich Romo have a toast during construction of Alibi Ale Works Incline.
Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

The party’s on and you’re invited to come celebrate the grand opening of Alibi Ale Work’s amazing new public house in Incline Village with live music from Sneaky Creatures.

The fun starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The Sneaky Creatures are a collection of all-stars who dwell on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. In a sense they are blessed, as confessed followers of the Rev. Horton Heat. Their music runs the gamut of genres, swampy for certain, and they dole out gypsy-tonk, honky-jazz and folk-a-billy tunes.

Comprised of veteran musicians and working professionals, Sneaky Creatures were formed more than six years ago by singer-songwriter and electric guitarist Josh Roelle and stand-up bassist Kerry Andras. Todd Holway plays keyboards, with Alibi Ale Works co-owner Kevin Drake on saxophone, Lena Meyer the trombone and trumpet, Jesse Steele on trumpet and Steve Saturno on drums.

“We’re not trying to tour,” Drake said. “We’re pretty content staying close to home and having fun doing it.

“We definitely have a good time playing together,” he said. “The band is cohesive. We’re all really close friends and, because we don’t play too often, we never really get on each other’s case. There’s no band politics.”

With its musicianship and instrumentation – rhythm section, vocal harmonies, horn section, keyboard and guitar — Sneaky Creatures always surprise. Their debut album is titled “Dirt Circus.”

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Sneaky Creatures dwell all year long at Lake Tahoe.


About Randy Hashagen

Tahoe Onstage copy chief Randy Hashagen, a former Bay Area journalist, walked away from his career to become a crazy cab driver. He's still barnstorming, but his wing-walking days are over. Lately, he has been watching the world flow through Lake Tahoe since 2012.

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