Greg Golden Band to rock the Rockbar

It gets hairy when Jeff Montgomery of the Greg Golden Band is onstage. Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

It gets hairy when Jeff Montgomery of the Greg Golden Band is onstage.
Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

The Greg Golden Band and the Rockbar Theater is a match made in heaven, the bandleader says.

Recently renovated, the downtown Reno Rockbar is clean and classy and its emphasis is rock and roll. The Greg Golden Band, of course, is a quintessential rock band.

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Greg Golden Band will headline a show that starts early and will rock late.  A big crowd is expected. “We’re going to tear it up,” Golden told Tahoe Onstage.

Paul Holdgate

Paul Holdgate

Blackwater hits the stage at 7 p.m. The band made up of longtime Reno players will play an all-original set. Todd Bumgarther sings, Jeff Stewart plays guitar and Mick Capsouto is on bass. It will have a guest appearance by J.T. Loux.

The Big Nobbs will play from 7:45 to 9:30 p.m. It features all-star session and concert musicians, including Dave “Chilli” Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol), Sean McNabb (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Chaz West (Bonham, Foreigner, Resurection Kings) and Stephen le Blanc (Bonham, Randy Rhodes Experience).

The Greg Golden Band will start at 9:45 p.m. and play until concertgoers “can’t party any longer.”

The Reno-based band has had a big year, opening for Great White, .38 Special and YNT. Next year should be even bigger, with the release of its second album, which will include 11 original songs. It’s being put together by Golden, Tesla’s Frank Hannon and singers Randy Scoles and Paul Holdgate.

The band also features guitarist Jeff Montgomery and the rhythm section of Larry Hart (bass) and Steve Brown (drums).

The album his 90 percent completed.

“We are just adding the candy; vocal harmonies and stuff like that,” Golden said. “It will be out in the next couple of months.”

Related story: Santana puts original band back together, records live album. LINK

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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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