Like a basketball team in a huddle before it goes on the court, Mojo Green’s band members circle and put their hands together before each show.
“We connect our energy and hit it,” bandleader/guitarist Tim Bain said.
The Reno band got its mojo working at two of its most familiar places last weekend, playing the Crystal Bay Casino Lake Tahoe after-party Friday for The Motet and joining slide guitarist Roosevelt Collier on Saturday at San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room. Both shows rocked until 3 a.m.
“We had three encores,” Bain said. “It always blows me away.”
Mojo Green has inspired booty-shaking, dance-floor moves for a decade and has been booked for Red Room shows perhaps more than any Reno-Tahoe area band. The Boom Boom Room is a second home for the group, as well.
Bain said the band has been locked in for a funk load of festivals this summer. Members have been working on new material and a third studio album in imminent.
It has not been announced, but Bain said Mojo Green will play a show this summer on Lake Tahoe’s south shore.
— Tim Parsons