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Tater Famine dips back into the lake

Tim Parsons, tparsons@tahoedailytribune.com
Tater Famine is all in. From left, Lauren Burman, John Dodds and Matteo Brunozzi play Tuesday at South Shore and Wednesday in Truckee.

TRUCKEE and#8212; A fun-loving trio from Santa Cruz is getting a pretty good reputation at Tahoe.

At the tail end of a seven-week Northwest tour, Tater Famine plays Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Rojoand#8217;s Tavern at South Lake Tahoe, and Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Truckeeand#8217;s Pastime Club.

It has previously performed at Whiskey Dickand#8217;s Saloon, the Brothers Place and the American Legion.

and#8220;Tahoe Itand#8217;s a similar vibe to Santa Cruz,and#8221; said the newest member of the 6-year-old band, double bassist Lauren Burman. and#8220;People are really welcoming and pretty laid back and mellow but shows have a lot of energy and weand#8217;ve gotten a good response.and#8221;

John Dodds plays guitar and Matteo Brunozzi the mandolin.

A broad definition of the music is Americana.

The music is a string-bending blend of alternative, country and folk.

and#8220;We have a lot of punk and rock and#8217;nand#8217; roll vocals, a little more upbeat than the typical folk-bluegrass kind of feel,and#8221; Burman said.

Tater Famine has two records: 2008and#8217;s and#8220;… Untimely Fashionand#8221; and 2012and#8217;s and#8220;NOW!and#8221;

Burman said the tour is going well.

and#8220;People have been swing dancing, slow dancing and getting drunk and having a good time,and#8221; she said. and#8220;We had a 50-year-old couple who hung in there dancing until the last song dancing harder than any of the kids were.and#8221;

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