Americana artist Sam Bush headlines Crystal Bay Casino |

Americana artist Sam Bush headlines Crystal Bay Casino

Sam Bush performs at Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, Nov. 3.
Courtesy / Shelly Swanger Photography |

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What: Sam Bush

When: Friday, Nov. 3, 9 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

Tickets: $25 advance, $28 day of show


A one-of-a-kind sound will be heard at North Shore’s Crystal Bay Casino this weekend as Sam Bush takes the stage on Friday, Nov. 3.

“If joy were a person, he’d bring both peace and frenzy. He’d be full of music, light and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage,” states the artist’s online biography.

That feeling is something that comes through on his newest album, “Storyman,” which debuted last year.

“I feel fortunate that when it’s time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that’s all music,” said Bush. “The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes — I just become part of the music.”

The album draws from a mix of genres — including jazz, folk, blues, reggae, bluegrass and more — to create music that Sugar Hill Records identifies as “Sam Bush sound” in a press release.

In addition to Bush’s unique country swing-style offerings, Crystal Bay Casino welcomes Milwaukee folk band Dead Horses to the Crown Room on the same evening.

“Despite their youth, Dead Horses have crafted a timeless sound informed as much by early American prose as it is modern Americana music,” states the band’s online biography.

Tickets for the Friday evening performance, which begins at 9 p.m., are available for $25 in advance and $28 on the day of the show.

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— Lake Tahoe Action

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