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Sweetwater String Band to bring ‘soulgrass’ to the Divided Sky

Sweetwater String Band performs at the Divided Sky in Meyers Saturday, April 30.
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If you go

What: Sweetwater String Band

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30

Where: The Divided Sky

Tickets: $7

Info: www.thedividedsky.com

A Meyers bar and restaurant will present a unique brand of bluegrass this weekend when the Sweetwater String Band plays the Divided Sky this Saturday, April 30.

“Sweetwater String Band is a cello-driven ‘soulgrass’ band founded in the Eastern Sierra of California in 2008,” according to the band’s online biography. “Their music blends Chatham County Line style lyricism with Yonder Mountain String Band-style energy, wrapping audiences in an enthusiastic yet introspective atmosphere. Since 2012 the band has completed several successful tours of the West Coast, Desert Southwest and Colorado, including recent festival appearances at RapidGrass, YarmonyGrass, Lost Sierra Hoedown, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Millpond Music Festival and Humboldt Hills Hoedown, as well as upcoming appearances at the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, Huck Finn Jubilee, Kate Wolf and Strawberry Music Festivals.”

The group released its most recent album, “River of Rhymes,” in June 2014.

“Their music often deals with serious issues such as mountaintop-removal coal mining, workers rights, and the attempt to find middle ground in today’s divided political arena,” according to the bio. “This seriousness is balanced by ghost stories, drinking songs, heartache and tales from the long, lonesome road.”

The Divided Sky is located near the intersection of Navahoe Drive and U.S. Highway 50 in Meyers.

More information is available at http://www.thedividedsky.com.

— Lake Tahoe Action


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