Live at Lakeview kicks off August with Reno’s Mojo Green and South Lake’s Bison, which starts the show at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe.
Mojo Green, a talented, horn-driven band energized by front-woman Jenes Carter, will bring its funk and soul over the hill from Reno. The septet has played more than 200 shows in the past two years and also has shared its unique sound at festivals including Burning Man, Hangtown Music Festival, the Squaw Valley funk fest, For The Funk Of It and Ridgestock.
Here’s how they do it: Frank “Fletch” Fletcher on drums and Trevor Rice on bass lay down the tight grooves that create the foundation, with Tim Bain on guitar adding some tasty deep-funk rhythms and blistering lead lines, combined with the powerhouse horn section of Kevin Thomas on baritone saxophone, Monty Adams on trumpet and John Bennum on trombone, while the sultry Jenes Carter adds her soulful, spicy lead vocals.
The bluegrass band Bison roams the South Shore and beyond with dobro player Raybob Bowman, guitarist Andy Hatch, Chris Seal, guitar and vocals, Andy Hatch, mandolin and vocals, and Nate Alcorn bass and vocals.