Sierra Hwy

They play again at the Pierpont Bay yacht club on November 5 from 2 to 5. 

by Patricia Schallert

An October gathering of musicians and guests at the Pierpont Bay Yacht Club in Ventura was a great kick off to the fall season in the Ventura Harbor.

Sierra Hwy, an Americana music group from Santa Clarita, along with local Ventura resident Stephen Mendel entertained an enthusiastic crowd. Guitarist Larry Schallert is the brother of local Breeze Photo Journalist Patrish Schallert who says her brother started playing the guitar as a pre-teen and was inspired by Patrish and his sisters  to play. She and her four sisters played music together for years. Larry watched and followed and learned. He formed his band in 2005 and he traded the name Sierra Highway  as it symbolizes the route from Newhall pass up through the desert to the eastern sierras to Tahoe. Larry says Sierra Highway is  “a state of mind”. “I’ve spent a lot of time on the route and it’s beautiful the whole way.” There’s lots to say about “Sierra Highway”.

For instance, Charlie Chaplin‘s last scene of his last movie was filmed on Sierra Highway with him walking down the road hand-in-hand with his mate, a familiar scene we all know and remember.

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