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Riders just toned down Okra Pickles

Friday’s gig at Cooper’s will be a milestone of sorts for Freight Train Riders of America, formerly the Okra Pickles, from the Sacramento area.

The gig will be a CD-release party for the acoustic bluegrass-based group’s first full-length double CD featuring 23 songs, 19 of them covers.

“The songs are about everything: the mining times, freight trains, hobos, the mountains, hobos,” said Gwamba Wenzel, the group’s leader.

Freight Train Riders of America was formed less than two years ago when Wenzel’s Okra Pickles dropped the electric aspect and drums and added fiddle and acoustic guitar. The Okra Pickles performed frequently at the former Pub in downtown Nevada City.

Music starts at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $3. Cooper’s is at 235 Commercial St., Nevada City. Call 265-0116 for more information.

– Carol Feineman

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