The Dead South, out East

Good weekend, if a little chilly. We voyaged east over the mountains to catch a concert up at Tahoe for entertainment. Wow, it was cold up there. Being a mountain town, in the middle of December, I suppose that is probably to be expected. It’s quite a shock to the system though, especially for being only an hour away from our house. There was about 3 feet of snow on the ground too, which seemed to have the local ski community buzzing. Fine weekend, but I have to say I was more than ready to get back down the hill and see temps over freezing.

As for the show, it was great, and I guess the weekend in general. We kicked it off Friday night with a great dinner at a place called The Sage Room. It was in a casino, which I am generally against, but given the weather I was more than happy to keep the walking to a minimum. We split a ribeye, which was fantastic. After dinner Michael and I hit this fancy cigar bar, which was a nice little treat. I very rarely have a cigar these days and wasn’t entirely sure I was up to one this particular evening. But once I read the description of the place as the “newest hip ultra-lounge in Lake Tahoe,” I figured I pretty much had to go, since that describes me perfectly. Meanwhile, the girls gambled away down in the casino, and did pretty fair. Or not bad, at least.

Saturday, we went over to a friend’s house for brunch. They’ve got a fancy house up in the mountains that they just moved into recently, so I finally got to see it. Fancy indeed. Wow they were in some deep snow though, poor guy had to move several feet of that horrible stuff off his driveway, so we’d have a place to park. We had entirely way too much food to eat, so we went back and caught a quick nap, then it was off to the concert. We were seeing a group called The Dead South. It was sort of a random ticket purchase some time ago; I’m not really familiar with them, but the ticket price was good, and we always have fun in Tahoe, so we figured what the heck. It ended up being a great show, I really like them. Not sure exactly how you would describe the music… Power-Bluegrass? Speed-Folk? Got me. They pulled off whatever-it-was very well though. Certainly in the “fast and loud” category, but with their own unique sound. I’d see them again if I get the chance.

This guy opened for them, Willy Tea Taylor. Nice little acoustic set.

And this is a song from The Dead South.

And a few pictures from me.

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