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Opening day features stream fishing, music

In conjunction with opening day of California stream fishing, Carson City resident Beans Sousa will be performing songs from his debut CD "Welcome Back To Marklee-ville."

The performance is 6 p.m. Saturday at The Cutthroat Saloon inside Wolf Creek Inn, Marklee-ville.

The album includes duets with Lacy J. Dalton, Mary McCaslin and The Slade Rivers Band. Songs and stories on "Welcome Back To Markleeville" reflect on Sousa's experiences of fishing the upper east Carson River and performing at The Cutthroat Saloon for the last 10 years.

"Some of songs started coming to me while fishing the river and continually meeting folks from all over the west who regularly make the trek over the Sierra to seek some of the best fishing in our area," Sousa said. "But getting to know the everyday characters and residence who make up the small town of Markleeville really got the ball rolling. For instance the first song on the album "The Cutthroat Saloon," is based on meeting my soul mate Connie inside the famous tavern three years ago."

Sousa, a Carson City resident for the past 15 years toured with country singer Lacy J. Dalton as her guitarist for 20 years during the highest point in her career. Sousa and Dalton also collaborated and wrote the songs on her CD "Wild Horse Crossing." In his 40- year career Sousa has recorded albums and performed with such notables as Beatles guitarist George Harrison, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Pheobe Snow and Merle Haggard, an avid fisherman and friend, who contributed a song to Sousa for this project.

The "Welcome Back To Markleeville" CD can be purchased starting Saturday at The Carson River Resort, The Markleeville gas station, Olde Rock Tee Shirts and More and online at A portion of the proceeds will go to the fund to stock trophy fish in The Carson River, overseen by Carson River Resort owner Todd Sodaro.

The Wolf Creek Inn is located at 14830 Highway 89, Markleeville. For more information, call (530) 694-2150.

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 26, 2012 02:19PM Published Apr 26, 2012 02:17PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.