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The Bourgeois Gypsies bring their

freewheeling musical wanderings to two free concerts May 14-16 at The Terrace in the

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada.

The band will play from 7-11 p.m. on May 14 and 8 p.m. to midnight on May 16-16.

With countrified blues, slinky swamp ballads and homespun hillbilly heartbreaks, the Bourgeois Gypsies mix slow-burning, porchsetting music with poignant punk lullabies that make you tap your feet, clutch your heart and shake your head all at the same time.

The Bourgeois Gypsies formed when Arnold Mitchem, a high desert troubadour collided with Kaisa MacDonald, the inn-keeping, firespinning spawn of a vagabond in a café. Thrown together for an impromptu open mic session, the two musicians realized that their styles clicked and their abilities complemented each other. Two albums, countless gigs and a few additional band members later the Gypsies are gearing up for prime time with their latest release.

Their second original CD "Faulty Fairytales," resonates with songs of knightless dragons and princesses without towers and captures a shambling syncopation flirting with dissonance.

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