Art & Creativity

Otis McDonald at Moonshine Ink’s 13th Tiny Porch Concert

Otis McDonald at Moonshine Ink’s 13th Tiny Porch Concert

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,

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Joe Craven and The Sometimers- Moonshine Ink’s 12th Tiny Porch Concert

Joe Craven and The Sometimers- Moonshine Ink’s 12th Tiny Porch Concert

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,

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The Ben Morrison Band – Moonshine Ink’s 11th Tiny Porch Concert

The Ben Morrison Band – Moonshine Ink’s 11th Tiny Porch Concert

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,

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Bridging Communities: Mountain Forge and CATT Community Project Complete Platform at Children’s Railway

Bridging Communities: Mountain Forge and CATT Community Project Complete Platform at Children’s Railway

Members of Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Community Project (CATTCP), Mountain Forge, Inc. employees, the Truckee Donner Railroad Society, and the Truckee Donner Historical Society along with a team of community volunteers and donors completed a new rail platform this summer at the Truckee River Regional Park.

The project, dubbed “Bridging Communities,” started in late 2016,

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The Wailers on the Rooftop, Moonshine Ink’s 10th Tiny Porch Concert

The Wailers on the Rooftop, Moonshine Ink’s 10th Tiny Porch Concert

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,

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Fall Into Art: Celebrating Truckee Cultural District September – October

Fall Into Art: Celebrating Truckee Cultural District September – October

Our Truckee Cultural District Artist of the Week at the final Truckee Thursdays this season is a collaboration of many genres of artists coming together for a celebration of all things art in Truckee. To show off Truckee’s coveted California Cultural District designation and highlight its numerous and diverse cultural offerings this September and October, Visit Truckee created Fall Into Art, a fall festival bringing … Continue reading Fall Into Art: Celebrating Truckee Cultural District September – October »