Reggae bands Through the Roots and The Late Ones to rock Whiskey Dicks Saloon |

Reggae bands Through the Roots and The Late Ones to rock Whiskey Dicks Saloon

Claire Cudahy
Through the Roots jams at Whiskey Dicks Saloon on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Courtesy / Late-Nite Productions |

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What: Bloodshot Eyes Tour

When: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 9 p.m.

Where: Whiskey Dicks Saloon

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door


It’s a reggae double-header at Whiskey Dicks Saloon on Tuesday, Nov. 8, when Bloodshot Eyes Tour, featuring Through the Roots and The Late Ones, rolls through South Lake Tahoe.

What started as a few close friends writing songs in a garage and jamming at backyard house parties has transformed into the high-energy reggae/rock band Through the Roots, which boasts chart-topping hits and cross-country tours.

The five-man group — featuring Evan Hawkins and Corrick Watson on guitar and vocals, Taylor Boatwright on drums and vocals, Brady O’Rear on keys and synth, and Budda Foster on bass and keys — is poised to release a new single, “Bloodshot Eyes,” on Nov. 18.

“We’re working on a new album hoping to be released in the spring or summer of 2017. This is just one of the songs that will be on the album, and it’s a newer sound for us,” said Hawkins.

“I’d say it’s an electronic style track — drum and bass driven. We worked with producers from Jamaica, so it’s not your standard California reggae.”

“Take You There,” the band’s first album, debuted at No. 3 on the iTunes top 20 charts back in 2013. The nine songs exemplify the group’s mission of “sharing inspiring Cali-Reggae vibes with positive messages.”

The Bloodshot Eyes Tour is a follow-up to the group’s summer tour with popular reggae-roots band Rebelution, and includes 40 shows across the country.

Through the Roots has shared the stage with other reggae groups along the way, like Iration and Darenots, but will be joined by Hawaii’s The Late Ones in South Lake Tahoe.

The Late Ones — with brothers Tui and Tau Avei and cousin Josh Brunson all on vocals — plays music “built on a roots reggae foundation with influences from various genres like hip-hop, R&B and jazz,” according to the group’s website.

Their debut EP “Revelate” was released last May and peaked at No. 3 on the iTunes reggae charts in the first week.

Tickets for the Bloodshot Eyes Tour show in South Lake Tahoe are on sale now — available in advance for $12 at The Spot, Whiskey Dicks Saloon and online at

Ticket prices jump to $15 at the door of Whiskey Dicks Saloon, located at 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., on the night of the concert.

The show is for ages 21 and up, and begins at 9 p.m.

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