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Whiskey Dick’s Saloon welcomes Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat

Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat plays Whiskey Dick's Saloon on Saturday, May 6.

Santa Cruz-based blues-funk group Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat is set to play Whiskey Dick's Saloon on Saturday, May 6.

"[Nielsen] was 15 when he first started playing guitar, and caught on very quickly. He was 17 when he formed his first reggae/rock band FUBAR," states the artist's online biography.

With the band, Nielsen played a handful of festivals and performed prior to groups including Passafire, Isreal Vibrations and Rebelution.

"Things didn't work out for FUBAR – they parted ways in 2010, but Jake stayed busy playing with many local talented musicians and attending Pro Jams while recording his first solo album, 'Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat,' with his music mentors Chris Weinress and Derrick (D'Mar) Martin," continues the bio.

After the release of the album Nielsen toured across California, opening for artists including Elvin Bishop and Roy Rogers. Nielsen now tours with drummer Kyle Talty and bassist Dave Palmer, who he's played with for some time.

Together, the three tap into Nielsen's reggae roots and combine it with funk and blues.

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"It's always an in-your-face style guaranteed to make you get up and dance," states the bio.

Catch the trio on Tahoe's South Shore at 9 p.m. The gig is free to attend.

Whiskey Dick's Saloon is located at 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Additional information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe.

Learn more about Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat online at jntriplethreat.com.

— Lake Tahoe Action

If you go …

What: Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat

When: Saturday, May 6, 9 p.m.

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe