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Kyle Hollingsworth Band: Bam!

Three Thursdays in November; Three musical milestones for the Crazy Horse Saloon. The most recent of the bunch finds us searching for superlatives yet again. From the moment the show was announced two months ago, anticipation for the Kyle Hollingsworth Band blazed like a comet on its path to impact. Earlier in the week, KVMR […]

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Yarn with Tim Carbone: Big City Americana Makes a Splash in Gold Country

You’ve gotta love it when a band no one has heard of comes to town for the first time and is greeted by a sold out venue. How might this happen you wonder? Well, it helps when you have a special guest from an acclaimed band on the bill. Railroad Earth is a household name […]

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Roosevelt Collier’s California Get Down: Somehow the Crazy Horse is Still Standing

Everyone knows that autumn is the most happening time in Nevada City. The leaves change, rain finally starts to fall, the population surges exponentially and many of the best bands tend to be on tour. When the calendar flipped into November, the music scene at the Crazy Horse shifted into overdrive. We consider our year-round […]

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Built to Spill: How Soon is Now?

“How the hell did you get these guys to play here?” Such was the frequently repeated inquiry posed at the front door on April 21 and 22 as fans streamed in to see Built to Spill. We’ve hosted a few bands which are accustomed to playing much larger venues, but none approaching the high profile […]

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Jeremy Jones Band: (A Star is) Born on the Bayou

Mardi Gras Sunday in Nevada City is one of the most anticipated days of the year. Starting with a street fair, leading into a parade and culminating in free-for-all revelry, it’s the embodiment of our town’s celebratory spirit. This year’s event was especially festive as it was the first in awhile with warm, dry weather. […]

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The Saints of Circumstance: A Tale of Two Sets

Some recipes are guaranteed for success long before the cooking begins. On Friday, February 13 members of three regional bands – Shining Star, Jerry Duty and Achilles Wheel – distilled their talents into a new group called The Saints of Circumstance. With a name like that, any Grateful Dead fan would be sure to put […]

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GrooveSession: Standing on the Verge of Getting it On

The Beatles at the Cavern Club, The Ramones at CBGB, Prince at First Ave….GrooveSession at the Crazy Horse Saloon. Who knows? It’s not insane to imagine that we might look back on this pairing of band and venue as another one for the history books. Audacious as it may be to list the trio from […]

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Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons: Let it Blossom, Let it Grow…Let it Rock!

Anyone who contends that rock ‘n roll is dead hasn’t seen Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons recently. Their show on Saturday, November 8 was one of the most anticipated performances we’ve had at the Crazy Horse. Most people have never heard of Jerry Joseph, but those who have are extremely passionate about his music. He […]

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Achilles Wheel: Rising Up to Paradise

Less than a week after Shining Star helped us celebrate Jerry Garcia’s birth, Achilles Wheel was back to honor the anniversary of his passing. Still fresh off their June CD release shows, it was a treat to see a totally different side of them. Taking a break from their wealth of original material, the evening […]

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Shining Star: Opening the Garcia Portal

The love and reverence that so many of us feel for Jerry Garcia is hard to quantify. We embrace his legacy and all the music he left us. His work with the Grateful Dead earns the bulk of the attention, deservedly so. He spent a vast amount of his time playing a totally different style […]

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