Whiskey Dick’s Saloon gets funky on Sunday night with ‘Guitar Mama,’ Dr. Delicious and Black Star Safari

'Guitar Mama' Brandy Robinson
“Guitar Mama” Brandy Robinson

Sunday night will be a funky dance party at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon, 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe.

The 9 p.m. show starts with “Guitar Mama” Brandy Robinson, a Knoxville, Tennessee, native who now makes her home in Grass Valley. She will play an acoustic set of soulful funk that includes her newly released single, “Midnight Mockingbird.”

Steve Morris of the Boston Globe wrote, “Her music is as adventurous as her travel itinerary. Robinson is definitely a talent to watch.”

Next, comes Dr. Delicious, a 10-piece funk band that was formed in Phoenix in 1976, featuring a four-piece horn section.

“Dr. Delicious is prescribing only the best deep cuts,” the group’s website notes. “You won’t hear any top 40 funk tunes at their show.

“(We’re) paying tribute to legends such as O’Donel Levy, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Harlem River Drive, Gil Scott Heron and Roy Ayers, to name a few.

“The band delivers everything from the smoothest soul to the hardest of funk. You gotta get down to get up. and get up to get down.”

Lake Tahoe favorites Black Star Safari, which has been busy on a tour this month that started in Oregon and rolled through Northern California, returns home to close out the show. Safari is a duo of Matthew Mandella on drums and vocals and Daniel Green on guitar and vocals, with music that spans funk, rock, folk and reggae.

On Saturday night, Robinson and Dr. Delicious will delight a Gold Country crowd with a 9 p.m. show at Cooper’s Ale Works in Nevada City.

“This Saturday is going to bring the house down. Don’t miss the show,” Robinson said in a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, Black Star Safari plays Saturday night at the Torch Club in Sacramento. Then, all three bands will congregate at Whiskey Dick’s Sunday night. Cover charge for that show is $5 at the door.

Related story: Black Star Safari album review. LINK

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