Amusing music

The Reno-Tahoe area seems to be the jam-band hot spot lately. Particle, Leftover Salmon and Taarka played in the area recently, and now “acid folk” outfit ThaMuseMeant is heading this way. Bassist Aimee Curl, guitarist Nathan Moore, mandolinist David Tiller and newest member, violinist Enion Pelta, play music ranging from old-time instrumentals to gospel-influenced numbers. ThaMuseMeant broke up in 2000 after 10 years of near-constant touring across the nation, including stints on jam-band tours and showcases like the High Sierra Festival and the H.O.R.D.E. tour. But last year, the recharged group played a few successful shows in Oregon and decided to take another shot at making music and touring. ThaMuseMeant are touring across the West, with stops in California, Utah, Colorado and their original hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they will record tracks for a sixth album to be released in April on High Sierra Records. The band performs Feb. 9 at Divided Sky, 3200 Highway 50 #7, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Singer-songwriter Libby Kirkpatrick opens the show, which begins at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Call (530) 577-0775 for details. —Kelley Lang