Howlin’ Woods can be heard on Saturday night in Meyers |

Howlin’ Woods can be heard on Saturday night in Meyers

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Severe September winds snapped tall trees throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin, and folks mused that surely it was a harbinger of a stormy winter with plenty of snow.

Well, we’re still waiting. How about we try it again, this time with music and a metaphor? Howlin’ Woods is blowing into Meyers for its Tahoe debut Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Divided Sky.

Coalescing in 2009, the Santa Barbara quartet is an alternative rock band flavored in soul. It has opened for one of the region’s most popular bands, the Devil Makes Three, along with Deer Tick, Alberta Cross, Dangue Fever, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Silent Comedy and Gringro star. It has played more than 50 road shows this year.

Howlin’ Woods released an EP 23 months ago, a live album in January and a studio album in September.

Here’s the band’s description on its press materials: Over the past few years Howlin’ Woods has created a sound all its own that is difficult to classify in one specific genre. Think soulful folk with a psychedelic drive or ambient classic-rock funk.

Santa Barbara is the home base for a couple of other bands who this year had fun Tahoe debuts, Rebelution and Iration.

Howlin’ Woods is Jordan Chetakian, vocals and rhythm guitar; Griffin Chetakian, lead guitar; Brian Chandler, bass and keyboard; and Matthew Farrington, drums and publicity.

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