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Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat plays Tahoe’s Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat plays a free show Saturday at Whiskey Dick's Saloon in South Lake Tahoe.
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If you go

What: Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, April 16

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Tickets: Free

Info: www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe

A guitarist with a taste for funk, blues and reggae returns to the South Shore this weekend.

Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat plays a free show at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon Saturday night, April 16.

Nielsen’s childhood included plenty of time at the rodeo, but also included an introduction to the guitar.

“At some point though Jake felt the calling to play some blues,” according to his online biography. “He started collaborating and touring with Jr. Boogie, a well-known harmonica player in the Bay Area and Chris Weinress, a talented bass player with many years of experience. Together they played all over Northern California and opened for such bands as Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers and Travis Warren of Blind Melon. This is where Jake felt his true calling and began playing at pro jams and working with blues musicians all over the area.”

Reno and Lake Tahoe “galactic, reggae and funk fusion” act Lizano opens Saturday’s show.

The band began covering songs from performers like Pepper, Sublime and the Expendables and has added funk, jazz and rock to its sound.

“The struggles of spreading music on the road are real;but being able to reach people in the most meaningful way they know how to, Lizano is dedicated to bringing its high energy act and positive message everywhere they can,” according to the band’s online biography.

Whiskey Dick’s Saloon is located at 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe.

More information is available at http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe.

— Lake Tahoe Action