Izabella seeks connection in Tahoe City
Izabella emphasizes the connection: those between the band members, with the fans and most importantly the musical connections that unite the band’s extended jams.
The search for new improvisational music and the love of the jam community is what brought Izabella together. Guitarist Sean Lehe, drummer Lucas Carlton and Murph, who plays both bass and guitar, spent four years recording with Home At Last, a Bay Area jam band. In spring 2006, the trio decided to branch out. The threesome’s networking in the jam-music community helped it grow to a six-piece with the addition of multi-instrumentalists Brian Rogers and Sam Phelps, and Andrew Fylling on keyboards.
Izabella aspires to create exploratory, challenging and accessible music that combines gender-bending songwriting, danceable energy and emotive vocals.
Izabella has strengthened its ties with the jam-band community with performances at the Bobolink Music Festival, Las Tortugas Dance of the Dead, and sessions with Scott Law, and Tim Carbone and Andy Goessling of Railroad Earth.
If you go
What: psychedelic soul and roots music
Where: Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, Tahoe City
When: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 22 (doors at 8:30)
Tickets: $8 advance