Serina Dawn debuts tonight at Alibi Incline Village

Serina Dawn is onstage Friday at Alibi Ale Works – Truckee Public House.
Clare Foster / Tahoe Onstage

Serina Dawn is confident the house will be rocking when she plays Friday at Incline Village for the first time.

“I never worry too much because my mom is coming out for the show and she can get down on the dancefloor,” said Serina, who has the entertainer genes in her blood. Her grandmother, Gay Dawn, was an acclaimed burlesque dancer who called Serina here little songbird.

Serina released her debut EP, “Silver Lining” 14 months ago. The neo-soul and Americana artist will perform songs from the album, co-written with producer Mark Sexton.

“She sings in a style you do not hear too much of anymore,” Sexton said. “We’re in an era of trendy, overly breathy female and male voices. Her voice reminded me of Bonnie Raitt and some of the real, good, honest music from my favorite female singers and songwriters. I really like that Bonnie Raitt timbre in her voice and her flexibility.”

“Having this album out was such a bucket list for me,” Serina Dawn said. “The players came into place and the timing happened. The songs on the album, I’ve gotten to know them even more.”

Two of musicians on the album will perform with Dawn at the show that starts at 9 p.m. Friday at the Alibi Ale Works – Incline Public Works. Sexton plays guitar and Aaron Chiazza plays drums. Chiazza also plays Ringo in the Beatles tribute Rain. Alex Korostinsky plays bass.

“Alex always a witty guy to have on stage with you. He’s full of it,” Serina said.

Serina Dawn’s song “Weather The Storm” has received airtime on The X 100.1 in Reno.

Alibi Incline opened this year after the quick success of Alibi Ale Works – Truckee Public House. Serina Dawn played that venue last summer as a Truckee Thursdays after-party.

— Tim Parsons


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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