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Joe Craven Trio perform Jan. 11

The Carson Valley Arts Council presents the folk and world music of the Joe Craven Trio on Jan. 11 in the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a reception featuring a no-host bar provided by the Tahoe Winery and Bistro. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

The Joe Craven Trio of keyboards, key bass, drums, fiddle, mandolin, found sound and vocals, pays tribute to traditional American folk, blues, New Orleans, swing, funk, as well as the music of Brazil, Haiti, Ireland, Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Joe Craven has made music with many folks ranging from multi-string instrumentalist David Lindley, to blues slide guitar master Roy Rogers, to Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia and groups from Psychograss, to The Persuasions, to The Horseflies.

He was percussionist and fiddler for mandolinist David Grisman for almost 17 years and was special guest with fusion banjo player Alison Brown and her Quartet for almost 7 years.

Craven will be joined by keyboardist John R. Burr and percussionist Kendrick Freeman.

To preview Craven's music, visit

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

For information and tickets go online to or call (775) 782-8207.

The Carson Valley Arts Council is in a capital campaign to raise funds to retire the debt on the Copeland Lumber Warehouse.

Those attending the concert will have an opportunity to make a contribution, have their photo taken with our big check, and receive an original hand-painted pen or pendant by local artist Pam Brekas.

To learn more about the Carson Valley Arts Council and its capital campaign go online to or call 782-8207.

The Carson Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; donations may be tax deductible as allowed by law. Federal Tax ID No. 84-1653859

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