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The Lady Crooners play Truckee and South Lake Tahoe

The Lady Crooners perform at the Cottonwood Bar and Restaurant in Truckee and the Divided Sky in Meyers this week, but they’d like to make those venues feel more like your living room than a night out.

The San Francisco five-piece strives to play honest, fun music that tells stories and brings a sense of intimacy to a room, said guitarist Kevin Conness.

“I kind of describe it as folk, Americana, pop sometimes, almost country,” Conness said during a Tuesday phone interview.

The guitar player joined the group in early May, along with bassist Jason Braatz, in time for the release of the Lady Crooners second album “The Surface.”

Nadia, Joseph and Megan Krilanovich formed the group in 2010, releasing their self-titled debut in 2012. The group is centered around the siblings’ vocal harmonies.

“Our songwriting is honest, an anchor in a fast-paced world, with an echo of times past,” according to the band’s online biography. “We tell our stories, sharing heartache, love, laughter, and all the good stuff. We wear boots. We give every performance our all, and we always leave a crowd wanting more. For us, music is about sharing. Its about giving and its about bringing together family and friends, new and old. We are The Lady Crooners. And we celebrate sharing our authentic, darn good music with you.”

The band has toured up and down the West Coast and has played Sacramento several times. This week’s performances will be their first at Lake Tahoe, Conness said.

Work on their third full-length release is underway. The band released a single Nov.15 called “Sweetheart,” a moseying, toe-tapping ode to love. The Lady Crooners plan to release another single, “Remember Me,” in the next month or so, Conness said. The single is on the more rollicking end of the band’s spectrum, according to the guitarist.

“‘Remember Me’ is probably one of the more high-energy tunes we’ve put out,” Conness said. “It’s real driving. It’s kind of that bass drum four-on-the-floor thing. We honestly had a little bit of Mumford & Sons in mind when we put it together. We wanted to make something bigger and more anthemic.”


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 9, 2014 12:19PM Published Jan 10, 2014 07:42PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.