The Music Seen
After High Sierra
by Salm “Fong Torres”
Photo’s by Ryan Salm
Getting home from High Sierra, taking a short nap only to get up and edit photos is no simple task. All things aside. High Sierra was awesome. All I keep hearing from all those that attended was that this may have been the best High Sierra ever. What a party! The music was phenomenal. For all those that continually wonder and worry about the performers…all I can say is everyone that plays at High Sierra kicks ass. If they didn’t they wouldn’t have been selected to represent one of the best, most chilled out festivals on the planet.
First things first, Ween kicks ass. Their set closed down the festival and was the true musical highlight. Gene Ween is an artistic freak. Tahoe’s own Dead Winter Carpenter’s blew the shit out of the Vaudeville tent. Their late afternoon boogie was in full effect. Mick Jagger showed up and Josh Clark and friends laid down the whiskey induced, stupefying shred-fest that is Guitarmaggedon. Dumpstaphunk brought down enough late night, hard hitting, bass driven funk to last me an entire summer. Everyone cleaned house!
For all those that attended, thanks for being you, thanks for the great energy, the awesome attire, thanks of the making this party is what it is. Special thanks to the “Shady Saloon“. With all the red, white and blue hoopla surrounding our country’s independence and its birthday, High Sierra is the best birthday anyone could ask for.
See you next year!
Enjoy the complete Photo Gallery
RYAN SALM HIGH SIERRA PHOTO GALLERY
This week in Tahoe area music:
Martin Sexton Band – Kitting Factory Reno, NV 8pm $6
Truckee Thursday – Headphone Union – Truckee, CA Free
Machine Head – Kitting Factory Reno, NV 8pm $20
Dead Winter Carpenters – Great Basin Brewing Co. 6pm
Groove Session – King’s Beach Music Series 6:30pm Free
Dead Winter Carpenters & Buster Blue – Crystal Bay Club 9pm Free
Tracorum – Tahoe Biltmore
New Master Sounds, Groove Session – Mt Tallac Brewery, SLT 6pm $15
Albino! – Crystal Bay Club 10pm Free
Mumbo Gumbo – Common’s Beach, Tahoe City 4:30pm Free
Chris Isaak – Grand Sierra, Reno 8pm $25-65
Reverend Horton Heat – The Alley , Sparks, NV 8:30pm
Allison Krauss & Union Station w/ M.Ward – Harvey’s SLT 7pm $50-100
Widespread Panic – Grand Sierra, Reno 8pm $45