Homegrown is the best grown. And for ten bucks, papa’s got a brand new bag.
Saturday features a “Homegrown California Style Reggae Party” at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon. Music starts at 9 p.m. with South Shore’s Taking Root. Thrive of Santa Cruz and Mystic Roots of Chico will close out the show for the 21-and-over crowd. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
“Reggae and fusion with a twist of South Lake Tahoe,” is how Taking Root band members describe themselves. The quartet is EJ Hixenbaugh on drums, Warren Martineau on bass, Zephyr Uber on guitar and Molly DeLallo on vocals.
“Playing classic reggae from Bob Marley to Slightly Stoopid, we add alternative and classic rock songs to our repertoire with a reggae (flavor),” says Taking Root’s online bio.
Mystic Roots also delivers a fusion of reggae and other influences, noting online: “With two feet firmly planted in reggae, the band seamlessly juggles elements of dancehall, hip-hop, EDM, pop and a taste of rock. … The music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat, yet with a powerful, positive message.”
Thrive couples reggae with rock: “In a world where materialistic and careless attitudes prevail, Thrive is carving a positive, new musical niche within multiple musical markets,” the band says online. “Each member has such a different taste in music, and that translates through our sound.”
For some positive vibrations, head down to Whiskey Dick’s Saloon, 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe.