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Spring sounds good on the slopes

Alex Closeaction staff writer

photo by Keith SheffieldJeff Jones will play the Village at Northstar on April 17, and potentially again on April 21.

Oh yeah, spring skiing time… Well, if the weather ever breaks that is. As if surfing the corn snow and basking in the sun at High Camp or the Ice Bar arent reasons enough to get up to the slopes during Tahoes famous springs, the North Shores resorts are also offering another benefit live music. Alpine Meadows hosts weekly outdoor concerts on its Sun Deck, Northstar holds their concerts in the newly amped up Village, right next to the ice skating rink, and Squaw also hosts regular music in their Village.With world famous spring snow, cloudless skies, warm Sierra sun and live music, tis the season to get out and get your groove on. Check out whats on tap this spring.

Concerts usually run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the base lodge sundeck. In the instance of nasty weather, music will be inside the lodge.Sambad April 15-16This Santa Cruz based band is AfroBraziLatinSambaFunk, high energy music flowing from the roots of afro-brazilian samba and incorporating elements of reggae, funk, salsa, jazz and hip hop. It is music that makes people dance. Sambad serves up non-stop percussion driven dance music with infectious enthusiasm.Delta Nove April 22Six piece band from Long Beach flaunting a high energy mix of funk, Brazilian samba, jazz, afro-beat, blues and rock for a distinct sound with diverse instrumentation, fusing many styles into one funky powerhouse.London Street April 29An all female trio hailing from San Francisco, building a reputation based on solid, energetic and heartfelt live performance. These ladies draw their influences from seventies R&B and funk, lifting spirits with lyric and melody.Rain Maker May 6Four piece jam band out of the Bay Area, which blends creative original music, inspired jams, vocal harmonies and live shows bolstered by choice cover tunes such as Miles Davis So What, Bob Dylans I Shall be Released and the Allman Brothers In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.Ten Mile Tide May 13A five piece independent band from San Francisco that describe its sound as feel-good acoustic rock, foot stomping folk and beer drenched bluegrass. Formed in 1999, Ten Mile Tide has been touring hard and making a name for themselves on the jam band scene. Recent accolades include being nominated for a Jammy the Grammys of the jamband world by Relix Magazine and Jambands.com.

Concerts are held on the village stage near the ice skating rink. Times are usually afternoons, either 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.Buddy Wright April 15Accomplished blues musician.Jeff Jones April 17Local boy with a rockin blend of blues and rock, acoustic shows that entertain and liven things up, whether Jones is solo or accompanied by his drummer and keyboard extraordinaire, Jones music is always a good time.Remmel Wilson April 18Local jazz musician with flavor. Wilson is a regular in the local scene, playing with other bands as well as rocking his own Jazz quartet. Alex Smith April 19Classical blues artists.Tentative: Jeff Jones April 21; Remmel Wilson April 22 & 23

The Village at Squaw is holding aprs concerts on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the spring, and Zenbu has ongoing music, including the Shotgun Wedding Quintet on April 15. Erv and Drew from Shag will be playing poolside at High Camp throughout the spring and summer, with their next scheduled date on April 15. Later in the summer, The Village Summer Music Series kicks off on June 27, with three dates in both July and August.