Either the music scene is upping its tempo here in Carson Valley, or else clubs and bands are letting me know more what they're doing, but either way, I think it's time for a weekly column.
So far, I hear mostly from Buckaroos Saloon in Gardnerville, but I'd like to pose a challenge to the rest of you clubs and venues to send me your information. Just a little e-mail (email@example.com) or a phone call (782-5121, ext. 210) or even a fax (782-6152) and your musical, or even non-musical, entertainment is advertised for free. If you send it, I'll even try to get a photo in to go with it.
My new column will be called "Carson Valley Vibrations" and as long as I have information to put in it, it should run on Fridays.
So, with a "One, two - one, two, three, four":
Buckaroos offers weekend of entertainment
-- From 8 p.m. to midnight today, the country western-classic rock band Docie Doe will perform at Buckaroos Saloon, 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Some of the songs from the long list the band performs include: "Brown-Eyed Girl," "Honky Tonk Woman," "It's a Heartache," Lay Down Sally" and "Margaritaville."
-- From 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday karaoke will take place, with a master of ceremonies new to Buckaroos, Martin Garry. Although this is Garry's first appearance at the country western saloon, he is actually back after a four-year hiatus. He lead the karaoke singers at Sharkey's Casino for about three years. Garry, also a world-champion powerlifter in his age group, has been known to burst into song himself, with songs like "Unchained Melody" and "New York."
"I've been asked several times to start up (karaoke) somewhere," said Garry. "I received an offer from Buckaroos, so I'll be there on Feb. 10."
-- From 1-5 p.m. Sunday an open mic session will be presented by Don and Nadine Kay. Buckaroos owner Steve Orlando said the mic will be open to all acoustic (country and "cross-over" rock) artists.
For more information, call Steve Orlando at Buckaroos, 782-9693.
Celtic band returns to Eddy Street
You can bar and book store hop on Saturday, getting a dose of Celtic music and lore before singing your heart out at Buckaroos' karaoke.
Join the Celtic band, Wild Sage, for a rousing night of acoustic hornpipes, reels, jigs, waltzes and stories about the old Celtic music at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Eddy Street Book Exchange. The musicians in Wild Sage are: Jack Shipley, hammer dulcimer; Chris Bayer, fiddle; Cory King, guitar and mandolin; and Austin Scott, whistle.
Space is limited. Please call to reserve a seat. The Eddy Street Book Exchange is located at 1225 Eddy St., Gardnerville, 782-5484.