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ROCK | Tumbleweed Wanderers 


While its name implies the kind of band that is influenced by the dust bowl era, Tumbleweed Wanderers is actually a rock and soul quartet with a retro 1970's vibe.  Established in the Bay Area in 2011 by co-founders Jeremy Lyon (vocals, guitar) and Zak Mandel-Romann (who's no longer in the band), the group began by busking the streets of San Francisco. Despite a laid-back groove, Tumbleweed Wanderers is technically precise; when I heard the band's rendition of The Grateful Dead's "China Cat Sunflower" it almost induced a flashback. Tumbleweed Wanderers has released two full-length albums including its latest "Realize" which covers Americana territory with a nod towards the west coast in general.

Tumbleweed Wanderers performs on Thursday, October 15, at Flour City Station, 170 East Avenue. 8 p.m. $10.


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