Pickle Barrel: A Truckee string trio with a twist

Matthew Mikaelian

Western Swing

Ski fast, pick fast. That’s the mantra of Truckee string trio Pickle Barrel. Multi-instrumentalist Justin Eubanks grew up in Colorado in a house full of guitars. He soon moved on to mandolin, fiddle and pedal steel and never looked back. He’s joined by a Georgia native and classically trained double-bassist Elliot Kuhlman alongside banjo player and son of a Virginia preacher Sam Purdom.

Pickle Barrel performs for free on April 7 at 12 p.m. on the Village Stage on Palisades Tahoe at part of WinterWonderGrass Pickin’ in the Plaza. Gold Country folkies Dust in My Coffee play on April 5 and foothills vaudevillians Red Dirt Ruckus on April 6 – same time and location. | justineubanksmusic.com/pickle-barrel