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January 22, 2014
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The Trespassers bring mountain music to Meyers

A little slice of the famed Tioga Gas Mart outside of Yosemite National Park is headed to Meyers this weekend.

Although the Trespassers have played the Great American Music Hall and the Poster Room at the Fillmore in San Francisco, some of their favorite shows have taken place at the Lee Vining Mobil gas station and the Divided Sky, according to their website. The band returns to the Divided Sky Saturday.

“The Trespassers have been playing original, string band music together for nine years,” according to their site. “We are most often described as a Bluegrass band, but our influence stems from many genres. Bronco Ben’s songwriting is gritty and gutsy, and, though we are acoustic musicians, his compositions take us through rock, blues, gypsy jazz, and country. Andy’s original songs are most often inspired by old-time music, but instead of an Appalachian feel, they have a Western twist. Andy also writes melodic banjo and fiddle tunes, heartwarming folk songs, and all sorts of dancehall numbers. While the two of them write almost all of our original music, BennyLee and Sarah add spice, flavor, and flare with the double bass and fiddle.”

The four-piece band has found a home in the mountains and plans to keep sharing their experiences with listeners.

“We love to be in the mountains, we love to play for people who enjoy singing along and dancing,” according to the site. “Our music presents stories of adventure and tales of natural destruction, and our listeners are inspired by our joy and our motivation to promote change. We will remain rooted in the Sierra Nevada and continue to bring our music to all who appreciate its diversity and honesty.”

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 23, 2014 04:41PM Published Jan 24, 2014 08:11PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.