1001 Lakeview Avenue
Toiyabe National Forest, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Paa Kow is an internationally renowned drum set player and composer from Ghana, West Africa. Growing up in the small village of Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, Paa Kow began to play music and tour with his family’s concert band at a very early age. He has since grown to be widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe, and America. Paa Kow’s deep groove and prodigious talent reveal a unique ability to speak to listeners with his drums inspiring a deeply spiritual conversation. His songs are captivating and danceable and incorporate lyrics in his native language, Fante, as well as English. Paa Kow’s vision is to spread the music and culture of his homeland by touring the world with his Afro-Fusion orchestra.
Notable musicians he has shared the stage with include African greats: Amakye Dede, George Darko, Kojo Antwi, Nat Brew, Hugh Masekela, and Vusi Mahlasela, as well as American greats Victor Wooten, Brad Goode, John Gunther, Michael Kang, and many more.
4 Piece Puzzle
4 Piece Puzzle is an organ-driven, guitar ladened, sax squakin’ heavy, heady, funk, jazz, dance, rock, & soul ensemble. Blooming from Lake Tahoe’s blossoming music community, 4 Piece Puzzle was born funky and strong and has been lighting up dance floors since its conception in 2010. The band’s original and dirty sound has evolved into a tight fusion of funk and blues laced with a heavy dose of psychedelic rock and jazz punk. With the Wick Star on keys and bass, the Mighty Andy Hatch wailing on saxophone, Martin Bush thumping on the drums and Rippin’ Riff Cassidy on guitar, the sound is incredible and highly infectious. Hailing from such bands as Something Different, Twin Engine, Bison, Sierra Drifters and Groovebox, 4 Piece Puzzle is a super funky group, dirty and gritty just like the south, so tasty even you’re mama will dig and you’re grandpa would want to download.