Bluegrass doubleheader next week in the Blu Nightclub at MontBleu
Ryan Summerlin November 9, 2011
Maybe they out to call this one “Bleugrass.”
In a bluegrass doubleheader the Drew Emmitt Band and the Infamous Stringdusters will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at MontBleu in the Blu Nightclub.
The event is promoted by Pet Projekt Presents, which put on last summer’s two-day Bluegrass and Beyond festival at Sand Harbor.
Drew Emmitt is best known for playing with Leftover Salmon. He also is part of the bluegrass supergroup the Emmitt-Nershi Band with Billy Nershi from the String Cheese incident.
A Colorado resident, Emmitt last year was asked by Lake Tahoe Action how his home compares with Tahoe.
“It definitely feels very similar when we’re in the Tahoe area to west of Boulder or where I am, Crested Butte,” he said. “It’s a similar vibe. Every time we come to Tahoe it feels like home.”
The Infamous Stringdusters are at the forefront, press materials say, of a new movement in bluegrass music.
They wield an expansive repertoire touching on masters from Jimmy Martin to John Hartford, but their strength lies in their original compositions. Dedication to arrangements sets them apart and extended improvisation makes every performance completely unique. The live Stringdusters experience is anti-formulaic, groove friendly, and mind-expanding – not your granddaddy’s bluegrass. Unless your granddaddy was Jerry Garcia.
To this listener at the Action desk, the band can be compared to Sam Bush.