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The Bret Harte Breakers / Press

“A Grand Time (Aug. 18, 2011) Gena was having trouble posting an event on our website so she sent a note. It seems her band The Bret Harte Breakers has a gig on Friday at Blondie’s. “We are a folk/rock/bluegrass outfit with some smokin’ original tunes as well as some tricked out covers,” she wrote. I’ve always loved the band’s name, but I have yet to hear the Breakers. Assuming I might learn more about them, I inquired about the “tricked out covers.” Her reply: “Just our own little tilt on songs like ‘Folsom Prison Blues,’ ‘Dog Days,’ ‘Hospital Beds,’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and more.” "Our new single ‘This Weekend,’ is something that I wrote after hearing KHUM’s afternoon deejay, Larry Trask, challenge any local band to write a song about the weekend.” She concluded by pointing me to the band’s Facebook page, where I found a link to hear her song. It’s organic and surprisingly plaintive, nice and easy. “Maybe it’ll be grand,” she si”

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