Grateful Bluegrass Boys combine two genres at Crystal Bay Casino |

Grateful Bluegrass Boys combine two genres at Crystal Bay Casino

Grateful Bluegrass Boys play Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, May 19.
Courtesy / Stephen Dorian Miner |

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What: Grateful Bluegrass Boys

When: Friday, May 19, 10 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

Tickets: Free


Two worlds collide this weekend, as five-member band Grateful Bluegrass Boys brings a unique take on multiple genres of music to Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, May 19.

“Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional bluegrass versions of classic rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more,” states the band’s online biography.

“These songs, combined with classic bluegrass and country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.”

Grateful Bluegrass Boys is comprised of Aaron Redner (violin, mandolin and vocals), David Thom (mandolin, guitar and vocals), Isaac Cantor (banjo) and Ben Jacobs (accordion).

“[Cantor] is one of the finest young jam-jo pickers on the scene today,” states the bio.

“Ben is a highly sought-after keyboard player and we are honored to have him play with us!”

The four members have also worked with bands such as Hot Buttered Rum (which Redner toured with for 13 years), Vintage Grass (fronted by Thorn), Dusty Green Bones Band and Achilles Wheel, among others.

“We have a rotating cast of bass players that include Bryan Horne (Hot Buttered Rum), Aspen Stevenson (Poor Man’s Whiskey), Pam Brandon (Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys) and Russel Simon (Rusty Stringfield),” concludes the bio.

Grateful Bluegrass Boys performs in the Crystal Bay Club Red Room beginning at 10 p.m. The gig is free to attend, and additional information is available at

— Lake Tahoe Action

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