Bad Apple String Band to play the Divided Sky in Meyers
If you go
What: Bad Apple String Band
When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19
Where: The Divided Sky, Meyers
A Northern California bluegrass and Americana quintet playing the Divided Sky in Meyers this Saturday has its roots in the Strawberry Music Festival. The Bad Apple String Band formed in 2012, but it was at the next year’s Strawberry Music Festival where the group found its voice.
“In the summer of 2013 the trio went to Strawberry Music Festival, and after five days of jamming bluegrass in the woods realized they actually had a sound that people wanted to move there booties to,” according to the group’s online biography.
The group emphasizes vocal harmonies in its songs and has been influenced by acts like the Devil Makes Three, Willy Tea Taylor, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Doc Watson, Del McCoury, David Grisman and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
“‘Bad Apple’ has developed a sound for themselves that displays their drive to write new and exciting songs while holding on to the Bluegrass roots of their instruments and influences,” according to the bio. “Bad Apple began performing as many string bands tend to do, by busking on the street. There is something about entertaining unknown passersby and starting impromptu dances at various farmers markets that provide B.A.S.B. with the satisfaction and the drive to make every show fun for their audience.”
The Divided Sky is located near the intersection of Navahoe Drive and U.S. Highway 50 in Meyers.
More information is available at http://www.thedividedsky.com.
— Lake Tahoe Acton