Free school-night ‘grass at the CBC with Hackensaw Boys |

Free school-night ‘grass at the CBC with Hackensaw Boys

Kelly DavisWorn boots and warm beer were the order of the evening.

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. – With a mercurial lineup and ever-changing facial hair, the Hackensaw Boys that descended upon the Crown Room last Thursday night were hardly recognizable from the Boys of yesteryear. It’s been a while since their last appearance in Tahoe, but the Virginia-based band brought their high lonesome sound to a room packed with fans old and new.

The City down the road had their venerable Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival last weekend, but lucky local concertgoers got their fix with Hackensaw Boys hits such as “Knoxville Blues,” “Silver Lining” and crowd-favorite, the naughty “Kiss You Down There.”

The Boys ended their show with an extended encore down in the trenches with the rowdy audience – bluegrass in the round on the floor of the Crown Room. Excited fans got to get up close and personal with fiddles and banjos, with plenty of stompin’ and hollerin’ by listeners and performers alike.

The Hackensaw Boys are always a great time and always welcome in Tahoe.

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