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February 19, 2014
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The Bourgeois Gypsies at the Cottonwood

Sierraville’s Bourgeois Gypsies will pare the travelling road show down to an acoustic duo for a performance in Truckee next week.

The founding members of the band, Arnold Mitchem and Kaisa Mac Donald, perform at the Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar Feb. 27.

“Featuring freewheeling musical wanderings through countrified blues, slinky swamp ballads and homespun hillbilly heartbreaks, the Bourgeois Gypsies mix slow-burning, porchsetting music with poignant punk lullabies that make you tap your feet, clutch your heart and shake your head all at the same time,” according to the band’s online biography. “With incessant gigging in jukejoints, festivals and smoky roadhouses across the country, the Gypsies are quietly building their following the old fashioned way, one night at a time.”

The band has released two albums, the most recent being 2008’s “Faulty Fairytales.”

“The Gypsies second all original CD ‘Faulty Fairytales,’ resonates with songs of knightless dragons and princesses without towers and captures a shambling syncopation flirting with dissonance that clings to your soul and peeks through windows of a bygone era, and leaves you with one word... ‘More,’” according to the band’s website.

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