New band plays Karma’s, Reeves boys back in town

It’s a known fact that most of Pahrump’s new bands are comprised through migration of musicians. They all know each other and when band members leave one group, they find either another band to join, or form something new with other musicians who have left their groups.

The newly-formed “Crazy Mamma” has only one well-known Pahrump musician in Billy Blaze of the former Blaze N Moon. As the organizer and public relations person, Blaze has a list of contacts that have landed this new band a few gigs in Vegas in October.

Band member Rick Oliver said although all the members have either been singing or playing instruments for over 15 years, three of the four are new to the music scene here. He said the band has only been together for three months but rehearsing four days each week.

Locals will have a chance to hear them from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday at Karma’s Saloon, 2730 N. Blagg Road.

Jack and Cole Reeves are playing at the Maverick Saloon & Dance Hall tonight and tomorrow night. The All American Country Show will be from 8 p.m. to midnight with tickets priced at $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

The Reeves family members have been playing in Pahrump for close to 30 years. First Jack and then his son, Matt. Cole is the latest to join the family stage presence.

Sanders Family Winery hasn’t had any shows for the past two weeks but that will change next Saturday when country music will fill the air. Nashville recording artist Jim Wise and Route 66 are scheduled to play an all-country show beginning at 7 p.m. in the courtyard. Winery owner Jack Sanders said, “It’s a dance band so bring brush up on your two-step.”

The doors open at 6 p.m. for wine tasting and attendees are invited to bring snacks or a picnic. Tickets are available by calling 727-1776.

Tickets for the Kiwanis fundraiser “Laughing Under the Stars’ are $20 and on sale for the show set for 7 p.m., Sept. 21, also at Sanders Family Winery.

The yearly fundraiser benefits Kiwanis the local high school scholarship program for $1,000 scholarships to local students. There will be raffles of themed baskets and cash. Call the winery for reservations.

St. Martin’s in the Desert Episcopal Church and NyE Communities Coalition will host a teen night for middle school to high school aged students from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at the NyECC Campus on Wilson Road. There will be karaoke, games and food.

Symphony Animal Foundation is holding a “Barking Lot Sale” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the SAF Thrift Store, corner of Gamebird Road and Pahrump Valley Boulevard.

Symphony’s founder Laraine Harper said there will be free hot dogs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The thrift store has everything from clothing to linens and sales help provide for the animals homed with volunteers of the no-kill organization.

Former Death Valley Bead & Rock owner Gloria Angelino is calling all beaders for a meet-up of the Southern Nevada Beaders at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Mom’s Diner on State Street. RSVP to and get more information about the organization at