Base Camp Pizza Co. releases album featuring Lake Tahoe musicians
Base Camp Pizza Co. is known for local musicians providing live entertainment every night in front of the restaurant. Soon you’ll be able to enjoy the tunes over and over, as the first-ever “Live at Base Camp” album is hitting the shelves.
Featuring 13 tracks and 16 different musicians, “Live at Base Camp” highlights the talent of local artists who spent the summer lighting up the Base Camp stage.
“There are so many crazy musicians who play there every single week and I just wanted to capture that. People are coming through, visiting Tahoe once a year, once in their life, or are locals and come every week. They see all these musicians playing at Base Camp — this is a way to take it home with you if you’re not able to come every week,” project leader Jeff Connor said.
While the concept to create a live Base Camp album had been tossed around for a couple years, the project came to fruition at the beginning of summer. Featuring acoustic, blues, and a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll, the album is composed of songs originally performed at Base Camp.
“A lot of people are from a variety of places, and they’re blown away by the level and skill of our local folks and love to take home a souvenir. This is a neat way to solve that,” Base Camp Pizza Co. partner Ted Kennedy said.
Kennedy and Connor expect the album to begin selling at Base Camp Pizza Co. within the next week. CDs will be available for $10, and all proceeds go to charity. No specific charity has been identified, but Bread & Broth is a potential recipient. The nonprofit organization provides hot, free meals to those in need in the South Lake Tahoe community.
Connor also expressed interest in donating proceeds to women and children in need. When charity selection is finalized, CDs will be available for purchase.
For more information on Base Camp Pizza Co., including October’s live music schedule, visit http://www.basecamppizzaco.com.