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‘Thrift Store Melodies’ coning Monday on Tahoe’s West Shore

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Darren Senn performs at the West Shore Cafe and Inn Sunday and Monday.

HOMEWOOD, Calif. — South Lake Tahoe resident Darren Senn will bring his musical talents to Homewood's West Shore Cafe Monday night.

His songwriting focuses on paying tribute to his musical heroes — while staying true to himself.

"I've learned how to honor my heroes, by taking my favorite bits and pieces from each to season my own songs," Senn said on his website. "I see the importance of knowing who and what came before you, and that you don't need to re-invent the wheel, you just put your own spin on it."

Senn's most recent work, "Thrift Store Melodies," features touches of influences like Townes Van Zandt, John Prine and Todd Snider.

"'I Gotta Get Organized' is a bumbling but profound commentary on the plight we all share," according to Senn's online biography. "'What I Coulda Shoulda Done' is a classic country-sounding number in response to the hindsighted advice he received from so many after paying dearly for a bad driving decision. 'Queen of the Red Lights' is a ballad about an infamous prostitute in Comstock era Virginia City, Nevada, and her untimely death. 'God Is My Pal' is Senn's carnival-style approach to the man upstairs. 'Mug Shot Blues' is the story of his first trip to jail after over-celebrating a successful audition for a gig."

West Shore Cafe is located at 5160 West Lake Blvd. in Homewood. Visit darrensenn.com to learn more about the Tahoe musician.

If you go

What: Darren Senn

When: 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11

Where: West Shore Cafe and Inn

Tickets: Free

Info: westshorecafe.com