Blues, reggae trio Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat jams at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Blues, reggae trio Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat jams at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat rocks Whiskey Dick's Saloon on Saturday, Jan. 27.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, Whiskey Dick's Saloon welcomes Santa Cruz-based Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat for a night of blues, funk and reggae.

"Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat is a little bit of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a little bit of the Chili Peppers and a little bit of Sublime. Together these three men have become a Triple Threat to the music scene!

"They are a genre-bending group with the ability to entertain any crowd in front of them, no matter what age," states the band's online biography.

The trio is led by frontman Jake Nielsen, who grew up not letting his cerebral palsy bring him down or dictate his abilities. The now-musician was active in a variety of sports and competed in the rodeo scene despite his disability.

"Sometime during his adolescence he discovered music. He 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," continues the bio.

FUBAR was together for close to a decade, opening for bands such as Passafire and Rebelution. In 2010 the band split and Nielsen went on to play solo gigs and eventually form Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat.

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While the years brought a handful of transitions, the music has always remained true to reggae, funk and blues roots.

"But the style they have never changes, it's always an in-your-face style, guaranteed to make you get up and dance!" continues the bio.

Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat performs at Whiskey Dick's Saloon at 9 p.m. The show is free to attend for guests 21 years of age and older.

Learn more online at http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe.

— Lake Tahoe Action

If you go …

What: Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat

When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 p.m.

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Tickets: Free

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