Live music, dancing with Lumbercat and friends at hometown concert Dec. 7
Local fans of Lumbercat are in for a treat Saturday night, Dec. 7, when the band plays at the Veterans Hall in Quincy with guest openers More Fatter, a group that won acclaim at last summer’s High Sierra Music Festival.
Drummer Emmanuel Lemnah announced the Plumas County favorites are excited to be playing at home again, “our most important show of the year,” this time at the close of a three-night run in Reno, Chico and Quincy.
“For this weekend tour, we will be playing with Ivan Gates, the former bass player for Mojo Green,” he said. “We will also have Garrett Hagwood joining us on saxophone.”
Plumas Arts will sponsor the Quincy show and special guests More Fatter, an Oakland-based indie funk band, will open the concert.
The Lumbercat artists are longtime indie favorites who bring an eclectic mix of groovy, funky rock and roll to their original music. Songs are written collectively and everyone provides vocals and harmony.
Bandmates include drummer Emmanuel Lemnah, Alex Lemnah on keyboards and trumpet, Aris Andrews on electric guitar and lead vocals, and Caleb Collins on organ and synthesizer keyboard. They first met the group More Fatter at the 2019 High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy.
“After seeing a couple clips of their musicianship, it was clear More Fatter was not to be missed,” Emmanuel said, explaining he and his fellow players hung out with the group during the festival and More Fatter won the festival band contest by a landslide.
“We are excited to be hosting an excellent band and bringing more life and music to an already thriving scene in Quincy!” Emmanuel said, adding that More Fatter forges funk, soul, jazz and R&B into an irresistible sound.
“They’re charting their own course through an oasis of groove,” he said. “Combining colorful melodies with fiery horns and an all-around burning live spirit, their songs have a way of getting underneath your skin. They’re on a mission to celebrate and unite people in new places, wherever they may be.”
Originally from Plumas County and now based out of Reno, Lumbercat recently spent a week in the studio recording two brand new songs.
With “a bunch” of new and original material, and a few classics, the band promises “a show not to be missed. It’s groovy, funky rock ‘n’ roll at its best, with guaranteed booty-shaking fun!”
Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
274 Lawrence St., Quincy
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Special guests: More Fatter
Admission $12 at the door.
Students and children $5.
Advance sale tickets $10 from Quincy Natural Foods, Carey Candy Company and Plumas Arts.
Sponsored by Plumas Arts.
No-host beverages available.