Savannah, Ga., product to headline free acoustic session in Truckee |

Savannah, Ga., product to headline free acoustic session in Truckee

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Austin Quattlebaum will headline the next Acoustic Thursday session at Cottonwood Bar & Restaurant in Truckee with a free show in the Fireplace Room at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4.

Born and raised in Savannah, Ga., Quattlebaum’s sound is tinged with southern low country marsh land blues, according to a Cottonwood press release.

It wasn’t until attending college in the mountains of the southern Appalachians that traditional bluegrass and old time music began to push their way into his work.

Offering rowdy singer/songwriter type solo shows, he is sure to leave the crowd stomping for more. With a blend of gritty originals and tasteful covers, he weaves 3-finger bluegrass banjo, claw hammer old-time banjo, mandolin, dobro, and flat-picking guitar songs into his sets.

Singing with a bit of gravel in his throat, his sultry tunes are sure to keep the crowd aroused.

According to Cottonwood — located at 10142 Rue Hilltop Road in Truckee, with a picturesque view of downtown — “Acoustic Thursdays” feature the best in free live acoustic musical entertainment coupled with discounts on libations and select menu items all night long in the bar and Fireplace Room.

Coming Friday — Justin Trawick

Somewhere in between John Prine and Jason Mraz lies Justin Trawick, a Washington, D.C.-based singer-songwriter working hard to etch his name in musical history.

Trawick’s Tahoe-area debut is 7 p.m. in a free set at Cottonwood.

Winner of the 2006 Emerging Artist Contest at the Takoma Park Folk Festival, Trawick has toured throughout the east coast, and performed at prominent out-of-town venues including The Knitting Factory and Antone’s in Austin, Texas.

According to a press release, he has shared the stage with nationally renowned artists and bands like Brett Dennen, Pat Green, Bob Schneider, Blues Traveler, Sara Bareilles, Pat McGee, Ingram Hill, Edwin McCain, Corey Harris, Tyrone Wells, The Hackensaw Boys, The Gourds, Cowboy Mouth, Emmet Swimming and even KC and the Sunshine Band.

Describing his music as “urban folk rock,” Trawick has a sound ranging from folk to bluegrass, and even acoustic funk-infused hip-hop. His lyrics are gritty yet sweet, often referencing lessons learned or hopes for a better future.

To learn more about Cottonwood and its live acoustic music lineups, visit

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