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November 20, 2013
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Tumbleweed Wanderers roll into North Shore

Oakland’s Tumbleweed Wanderers is a group of multi-instrumentalists set to perform at the Crystal Bay Casino this weekend.

“They meld rock, soul, bluegrass, and folk into a genre they describe as ‘street folk and soulful rock and roll,’” according to the band’s online biography.

Jeremy Lyon and Zak Mandel-Romann formed Tumbleweed Wanderers in March 2011.

“Sharing a mutual admiration of the ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ soundtrack, Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’ and Fleet Foxes ‘Ragged Wood’ the two left college to pursue music full-time,” according to the bio. “They recruited keyboardist Patrick Glynn, whom Zak had played with since he was ten, drummer Daniel Blum, whom Jeremy met when he was sweeping the floors of a recording studio, and singer/banjo player/guitarist Rob Fidel, whom Jeremy met at an open mic on the first day of college at UC Santa Cruz.

The Tumbleweed Wanderers released their debut album, “So Long,” in 2012. They followed with the release of the “Worn Down Welcome” EP this spring.

“Together, they’ve performed anywhere and everywhere from clubs such as the New Parish, Boom Room, and The Uptown, to house parties and street performances,” according to the bio. “TW have been seen by thousands of concert-goers, in spontaneous acoustic street performances outside of venues such as the Greek, the Fox and the Fillmore, regularly drawing crowds of enthusiastic audiences excited to continue their music experience.”

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