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Tahoe band will play New Year’s Day show

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To help get 2005 off to a great start, the band Blue Turtle Seduction will play from 3 to 6 p.m. New Year’s Day at Neighbors Bookstore in the Village Center, 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Blue Turtle Seduction came together in – and seems to be defined by – the mountain waters of Lake Tahoe. The band’s music has been referred to as “jam-grass exotica.” Classical, mountain reggae, bluegrass, world music, organic hip-hop and funk are probably the best genres to describe what most fans simply call “original.” Their shows are fun and energetic.

Much of the sound comes from unique instrumentation: acoustic and electric mandolin, pan flute, violin, harmonica, guitar, bass and drums – with five musicians to play them. Much of it comes from original song writing. Blue Turtle Seduction songs regularly lift California audiences to their feet.

The band consists of Christian Zupancic, mandolins, violin and vocals; Steve Seals, bass; Glen Stewart, harmonica, pan flute and vocals; Adam Novone, drums; and Jay Seals, guitars and vocals.

They have played with numerous bands and thrown notorious after-parties for the likes of String Cheese Incident, Karl Denson, moe., Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band.

They have opened for the Motet and the party-fueled, space-funk band, Particle. They have been a guest act at a String Cheese Incident festival, played the main stage at the Baja bash outside San Diego, the main stage at the River Ranch Festival in Tuolumne City, and headlined the Tuff Rock Music Festival in Bishop.

The recent release of their debut CD, “Under Sierra Ground,” has listeners around the country already feeling seduced. It is a remarkable first recording for these Tahoe musicians and promises to further their goal of helping the world lighten up by laying down a serious groove.

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