Otis McDonald is a master of blues, jazz, and rock and roll. This multi-instrumentalist and YouTube star joined us on our tiny porch. Not only did he mix his own beats on the spot, but he even hopped on a raft and floated down the Truckee River. This was one of our favorite Tiny Porch introductions yet. McDonald and Adam Theis, the inimitable trombonist from San Francisco,
Joe Craven and The Sometimers graced the stage, rather, Moonshine Ink’s tiny back lawn, for the 12th episode of Tiny Porch Concerts. Joe not only brought a funky outfit consisting of a striped shirt and a polka dot vest, but also a bedpan, a pelvic bone, and a tiny ukulele to play percussion with. The band kept the Tiny Porch crew on their toes and lit up the crowd with two original songs,
Sound check has never been quite so fun on a Tiny Porch set before. Perhaps it was the band’s care-free demeanor and quippy banter, or maybe their 2 to 3 minute intro making up names for what the band should be called: Ben Morrison and the Somebodies, Ben Morrison and the Full Bladder Boys, Ben Morrison and the Motorboat Boys, etc. Because in reality, as with every new project,
The legendary Wailers, to Moonshine Ink’s surprise and delight, recently blessed their Tiny Porch project with an acoustic set. In a special recording session held on the Crystal Bay Casino’s parking garage roof — a venue not used before as far as they know (thank you, Bill Wood!) — the ‘songs of freedom,’ the band’s smiling faces, and the wave of peaceful vibes radiated the messages that Bob Marley carried the world over,
T Sisters Featured in Moonshine Ink’s Ninth Tiny Porch Concert
Traveling across the river and through the woods, the T Sisters ditched grandmother’s house and went straight to Cottonwood Restaurant’s (somewhat larger) tiny porch. With three sisters, two songs, a couple of guitars, a banjo, a stomp board, and a washboard, these sassy and spunky gals can command a town. Singing “The Wind” and “Love Me Today,” the T Sisters performed fluidly across genres and boundaries,
Tiny Porch, Big Sounds
Like music? You’ll love Tiny Porch Concerts! The team at the region’s local independent newspaper, Moonshine Ink, swoons over music, so we came up with the idea to snag local or nationally famous bands passing through the area. We invite them to be filmed performing an unplugged-style concert on our porch perched on the bank of the Truckee River at our world headquarters.