High Sierra celebrates 25 years in grand fashion

2015 High Sierra Music FestivalBy Benjamin Wallen //

High Sierra Music Festival //
Quincy, CA
June 30th-July 3rd, 2015 //

High Sierra is an intimate music festival nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. Held every year around the Fourth of July in Quincy, Calif., people come from all over to get down in the sun and have some fun.

Celebrating the festival’s 25th year brought the return of jam-band giants The String Cheese Incident and Umphrey’s McGee, both of which are no strangers to High Sierra. Tearing the roof off of festivals and causing the earth to shake from fans dancing is what String Cheese and Umphrey’s do best, after all.

2015 High Sierra Music Festival – The String Cheese Incident

The String Cheese Incident

San Francisco locals The Sam Chase & The Untraditional were another highlight at the festival. The Wood Brothers, meanwhile, brought their special sound to Quincy and had lots of new fans talking about them afterward. The Word, a mash-up of amazing musical talents from John Medeski to Robert Randolph, impressed by surprisingly only playing instrumental gospel tunes.

Pennsylvania bluegrass band Cabinet also left a heavy mark at High Sierra, as did T Sisters, who seemed to be everywhere. Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO), Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, The Brothers Comatose, Steve Poltz and Surprise Me Mr. Davis shared the stage for a memorable, mid-day set of California-inspired tunes in the indoor, air-conditioned music hall. On the final day of High Sierra, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed things out on the main stage with two full, vibrant sets.

On the whole, this year’s festival was very well-handled and maintained. High Sierra is a special event, made special by all of those who make it what it is. The festival never feels too crowded or overpopulated — it’s just right between the music, the people and the area amid everything else. It’s exactly what many want in a festival and so much more.

Showbams Presents: Tuesdays With The T’s featuring T Sisters at Leo’s 6/23 (TUE)

T SistersWritten by Molly Kish //

Tuesdays With The T’s – Soulstice: Souls of Oakland featuring T Sisters //
Leo’s Music Club – Oakland
June 23rd, 2015 //

Showbams is proud to present the final installment of “Tuesdays With The T’s” at Leo’s Music Club featuring T Sisters. Ending their month-long residency with a local soul showcase, the sister trio will be bringing out the big guns in conjunction with Dijon from Souls of Society, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Adam Lowdermilk and the all-female artist collective Mix’d Ingrdnts.

Equal parts concert and cabaret performance, the multi-instrumentalist T Sisters so far have brought three weeks full of uniquely crafted performances to the main stage at Leo’s. With special cameo appearances, brand-new material and a diverse range of thematic stage shows, the Oakland natives close out their venue takeover this Tuesday with a “Soulstice”-themed spectacle as we transition into longer nights and hotter months.

T Sisters have decided to kick off the party by highlighting some of the top talent from a local pool of Bay Area musicians, artists and fellow creative counterparts, so come out and join us for a night of folk, funk, fusion and fun in what will easily be the most unique live music experience you’ll find this Tuesday in Oakland.

Doors open at 8 p.m., and the event is 18+. Tickets will be available at the door for $10, or you can register below for a chance to win two tickets courtesy of Showbams.

For more information, please visit T Sisters’ website, Facebook or Twitter, and you can RSVP here.

Contest ends Tuesday, June 23rd at 3 p.m.

Tuesdays With The T's


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