Groove Foundry rocks Music in the Park in Truckee |

Groove Foundry rocks Music in the Park in Truckee

Groove Foundry performs at Music in the Park on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Courtesy / Groove Foundry via Facebook |

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What: Groove Foundry

When: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Truckee River Regional Park — Salty Gebhardt Amphitheater

Tickets: Free


A blend of funk, jazz and soul is taking North Shore by storm this Wednesday. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Tahoe City-based Groove Foundry headlines Truckee’s Music in the Park series.

“Groove Foundry features a trio of powerhouse horns over smokin’ hot funk five-piece rhythm section. Gritty vocals and solid solos entice our audience,” states the band’s Facebook biography.

Founding members Todd Mather (saxophonist), Brian Silverman (keyboardist) and Barney Drake (bassist) formed Groove Foundry after playing gigs at Truckee’s Bar of America.

“Today after years of performing around the Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas, Groove Foundry is playing private parties, weddings, bars/clubs, restaurants and many festivals such as the Squaw Valley Art & Wine Festival and the famed Far West/Disabled Sports Benefit Bash,” continues the bio.

While Drake no longer plays with Groove Foundry, Mather and Silverman continue to bring music to regional stages with the band’s six additional members: trombone player Brian “Nak” Nakagawa, trumpet player Jen Campbell, guitarist Barry Slayton, bassist Isaac Freed, drummer Bill Heise and pianist Glenn Campbell.

“Groove Foundry musicians have played with members of many national[ly] and internationally recognized musicians and provide each of our clients with the highest level of professionalism whether a local bar, restaurant, amphitheater, beach party or a fine-wine festival,” concludes the bio.

The band’s performance is free to attend and is held at the Salty Gebhardt Amphitheater, found at Truckee River Regional Park.

— Lake Tahoe Action

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