“If you’re gonna play Nevada, you gotta have a fiddle in the band!” A take-off from a great Alabama country tune, the Sagebrush Rebels band presents memorable, fun, country-western favorites, and yes, with a fiddle in the band. Five members are vocalists – the harmonies are fat and the repertoire ranges from classics to current. You’re gonna need boots when the Sagebrush Rebels deliver their deep, rich talents.
Sagebrush Rebels Band joins the festival for a fourth year, this time at the Silver Saddle Ranch. (They appeared on the McFadden Plaza Stage in 2018 and at the Silver Saddle Ranch in 2017.)
The Sagebrush Rebels band rebelled in fall of 2015. The rebellion was born with gusto! This seven-piece band – fortified with fiddle, steel, and fat harmonies – kicks it from classic to contemporary country hits. Bandleader Cherie Shipley, lead vocalist, is a well-known singer/entertainer in the Reno, Carson, and Lake Tahoe areas. Band members include Nancy Barker on keys, JR Johnston on bass, Mark McKinnon on guitar, Loli Jones on fiddle, Tommy Stiles on pedal steel, and Bill Heise on drums.
Current performances: Genoa Summer Concert Series, Silver Saddle Ranch, Jazz and Beyond Festival, Living the Good Life, Annual Western Heritage Days in Genoa, and Concerts at Village Green Park for Artown.
Artists that the Sagebrush Rebel band members have performed with or opened for include: Helen Reddy, Glen Campbell, Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Lee, Michael Martin Murphy, Burl Ives, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Roseanne Cash, The Coasters, and more.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Some chairs will be provided.