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Avalanche an Acoustic Duo~Violin & Guitar

Truckee , CA
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Truckee, CA 96161 US (map)

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530-550-7473

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Avalanche Violin and Guitar specializes in performing elegant, acoustic live music for weddings in the Truckee~Lake Tahoe area of the Sierras, the San Francisco Bay area, the Napa and... Read more
Avalanche Violin and Guitar specializes in performing elegant, acoustic live music for weddings in the Truckee~Lake Tahoe area of the Sierras, the San Francisco Bay area, the Napa and Sonoma Valley Wineries and for special destinations by request. The blending of the strings of the violin and guitar creates the perfect ambience for guests of all ages to enjoy. Avalanche’s classically trained professional musicians Liz and Don have played at more than 800 weddings together. Avalanche provides conversation friendly background music in several styles including Classical, Jazz, Broadway, Bluegrass/Celtic and Popular Rock (the Beatles, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Rascal Flatts, Coldplay and more). Listen to over 30 music samplers on their web site. Optional services include a ceremony sound system rental. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/26/2014
5.0/5.0
When I stumbled upon Avalanche online and heard their music, I knew they were exactly what I was looking for. The music they make together is breathtaking and was perfect at our wedding. Our wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful Plumas County forest surrounded by pine trees. Their music matched the beauty around us that day. Truly captivating !!
Liz and Don were professional, affordable and a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to create a memorable experience. Thank you Liz and Don, it was an honor to have you play at our wedding. Thanks for bringing the magic.
When I stumbled upon Avalanche online and heard their music, I knew they were exactly what I was looking for. The music Read more...
When I stumbled upon Avalanche online and heard their music, I knew they were exactly what I was looking for. The music they make together is breathtaking and was perfect at our wedding. Our wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful Plumas County forest surrounded by pine trees. Their music matched the beauty around us that day. Truly captivating !!
Liz and Don were professional, affordable and a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to create a memorable experience. Thank you Liz and Don, it was an honor to have you play at our wedding. Thanks for bringing the magic. Read less
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Melinda
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
When I had first started looking into ceremony music, I thought that having live string musicians would be astronomical in cost. I was pleasantly surprised to find Liz and Don to be affordable. Making contact was simple, and the responses were always fast and professional. I wanted musicians to reflect our distinct taste in music, and did they ever deliver. My only regret was not actually having the time to meet with them and listen to more of their music. All of my guests have not stopped raving about the music choices. Thank You Liz and Don, it was an honor to have you play for our ceremony, and cocktail hour. I highly recommend this duo, they are splendid.
When I had first started looking into ceremony music, I thought that having live string musicians would be astronomical in Read more...
When I had first started looking into ceremony music, I thought that having live string musicians would be astronomical in cost. I was pleasantly surprised to find Liz and Don to be affordable. Making contact was simple, and the responses were always fast and professional. I wanted musicians to reflect our distinct taste in music, and did they ever deliver. My only regret was not actually having the time to meet with them and listen to more of their music. All of my guests have not stopped raving about the music choices. Thank You Liz and Don, it was an honor to have you play for our ceremony, and cocktail hour. I highly recommend this duo, they are splendid. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Avalanche an Acoustic Duo~Violin & Guitar responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to be part of your wedding celebration. Thank you for finding us! Best wishes from Liz and Don.
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Lori
Wedding:
12/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so delighted to write a review for Avalanche!
I first heard their uplifting music when they were performing locally. I knew they could add so much joy to our upcoming wedding celebration. I just didn't know how much!!
I bought their CDs and then listened to so much of their music samples online as well. Avalanche offers music from so many genres. They play everything from classics to contemporary!
After contacting them to arrange our wedding play date, they even learned a new song just for our asking and choice needs. The planning and details were simple. As a very professional musical duo, they had very few needs which allowed us to focus on other sweet details of our evening.
On the eve of our wedding, they arrived like humble sweet guests and then quickly transformed the entire evening with their musical talent! At one point my new bride and I took a short walk outside our venue just to listen to how perfect the evening was going and how sweet the music.
The musical talents of these two brought tears, laughter and dancing to our most special day ever! Thank you Liz and Don!
I am so delighted to write a review for Avalanche!
I first heard their uplifting music when they were performing Read more...
I am so delighted to write a review for Avalanche!
I first heard their uplifting music when they were performing locally. I knew they could add so much joy to our upcoming wedding celebration. I just didn't know how much!!
I bought their CDs and then listened to so much of their music samples online as well. Avalanche offers music from so many genres. They play everything from classics to contemporary!
After contacting them to arrange our wedding play date, they even learned a new song just for our asking and choice needs. The planning and details were simple. As a very professional musical duo, they had very few needs which allowed us to focus on other sweet details of our evening.
On the eve of our wedding, they arrived like humble sweet guests and then quickly transformed the entire evening with their musical talent! At one point my new bride and I took a short walk outside our venue just to listen to how perfect the evening was going and how sweet the music.
The musical talents of these two brought tears, laughter and dancing to our most special day ever! Thank you Liz and Don! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Avalanche an Acoustic Duo~Violin & Guitar responded with the following comments:

Don and I were honored to be part of your special day. I am so glad that our paths crossed. Thank you for including us at your wedding. Liz
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Jack
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I have had the distinct pleasure of having Avalanche perform at two weddings; our own some 16 years ago (second marriage for me), and my daughter's wedding in September 2013. Our experience was so remarkably similar that my comments pertain to both events.
We wanted to have smaller, less formal weddings which meant we wanted to have live music which spoke more directly to our hearts. Finding Avalanche was just what we were looking for; acoustic music performed beautifully by two classically trained pros. Their music is so well balanced between an accomplished guitarist and a virtuoso violinist that it transported our experience to a completely higher level. Each guest that attended remarked on how the music MADE the event. Avalanche advertises their music as "conversation friendly", but we found a much more direct connection between our guests and the music. In fact, people lingered at our weddings longer than we had expected largely because of the music. At our first wedding my uncle, who was then quite advanced in age, pulled up a chair and just broadly smiled throughout the performance. I had never seen him so happy.
We found the fees Avalanche charged were more than reasonable. In addition, Liz made sure to check with the Bride and Groom to see what their tastes in music were, and then compiled a custom playlist just for them. In my daughter's case she loves the Beatles, and so they interspersed Beatles tunes generously throughout the day. Liz also consulted with the Minister and made sure their music came in right on cue throughout the ceremony.
Avalanche provided not just music, they constructed the most beautiful and perfect soundtrack for one of the most important days of our lives. I rate them five stars in each category - that's 25 stars, and seems just about right.
My wife and I have had the distinct pleasure of having Avalanche perform at two weddings; our own some 16 years ago Read more...
My wife and I have had the distinct pleasure of having Avalanche perform at two weddings; our own some 16 years ago (second marriage for me), and my daughter's wedding in September 2013. Our experience was so remarkably similar that my comments pertain to both events.
We wanted to have smaller, less formal weddings which meant we wanted to have live music which spoke more directly to our hearts. Finding Avalanche was just what we were looking for; acoustic music performed beautifully by two classically trained pros. Their music is so well balanced between an accomplished guitarist and a virtuoso violinist that it transported our experience to a completely higher level. Each guest that attended remarked on how the music MADE the event. Avalanche advertises their music as "conversation friendly", but we found a much more direct connection between our guests and the music. In fact, people lingered at our weddings longer than we had expected largely because of the music. At our first wedding my uncle, who was then quite advanced in age, pulled up a chair and just broadly smiled throughout the performance. I had never seen him so happy.
We found the fees Avalanche charged were more than reasonable. In addition, Liz made sure to check with the Bride and Groom to see what their tastes in music were, and then compiled a custom playlist just for them. In my daughter's case she loves the Beatles, and so they interspersed Beatles tunes generously throughout the day. Liz also consulted with the Minister and made sure their music came in right on cue throughout the ceremony.
Avalanche provided not just music, they constructed the most beautiful and perfect soundtrack for one of the most important days of our lives. I rate them five stars in each category - that's 25 stars, and seems just about right. Read less
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Avalanche an Acoustic Duo~Violin & Guitar responded with the following comments:

It was so wonderful to be part of 2 weddings for your family, Jack. We feel lucky to have been part of these very fun celebrations. Thank you for including our duo Avalanche for both weddings. Liz and Don
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Carie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Liz and Don added a lovely and lyrical touch to our woodland wedding. All of our communications were prompt and pleasant. They made sure to get all the details of our ceremony well in advance of the day, and when we decided not to use a processional at the last minute, they had no problem with the change of plan. The sing-along they accompanied at the end of the ceremony was a song they learned just for us, that wasn't in their usual repertoire. They played the song perfectly, and a few people let us know that it was their favorite part of the ceremony! Liz and Don seamlessly made themselves part of the fabric of our wedding. My only regret is that because I was dressing during their pre-ceremony set, I didn't have as much time to enjoy them as my guests did!
Liz and Don added a lovely and lyrical touch to our woodland wedding. All of our communications were prompt and pleasant. Read more...
Liz and Don added a lovely and lyrical touch to our woodland wedding. All of our communications were prompt and pleasant. They made sure to get all the details of our ceremony well in advance of the day, and when we decided not to use a processional at the last minute, they had no problem with the change of plan. The sing-along they accompanied at the end of the ceremony was a song they learned just for us, that wasn't in their usual repertoire. They played the song perfectly, and a few people let us know that it was their favorite part of the ceremony! Liz and Don seamlessly made themselves part of the fabric of our wedding. My only regret is that because I was dressing during their pre-ceremony set, I didn't have as much time to enjoy them as my guests did! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Don & Liz did a wonderful job with my ceremony music and cocktail hour. Planning with them was super easy. They sounded great during the ceremony and my guests really enjoyed them during the cocktail hour. I had always dreamed of having string musicians play for my wedding and thought it would be too expensive. Don and Liz really were a dream come true! My only regret is that I didn't have any real time to be able to meet them.
Don & Liz did a wonderful job with my ceremony music and cocktail hour. Planning with them was super easy. They sounded Read more...
Don & Liz did a wonderful job with my ceremony music and cocktail hour. Planning with them was super easy. They sounded great during the ceremony and my guests really enjoyed them during the cocktail hour. I had always dreamed of having string musicians play for my wedding and thought it would be too expensive. Don and Liz really were a dream come true! My only regret is that I didn't have any real time to be able to meet them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kristin
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I was planning a AUG 2012 destination wedding in Lake Tahoe and so I had to take a leap of faith when hiring many of my vendors. I originally found Avalanche Acoustic Duo on Wedding Wire but I later found out that they come highly recommended by other vendors in the Northern CA area. They were so easy to work with. What you hear on their website is what you get…beautiful music! I had some special needs regarding my music but they didn’t hesitate to meet my requests. They handled everything the day of my wedding so I never had to worry. In addition to the ceremony, I had them play some upbeat songs during dinner. My guests LOVED them! They exceeded my expectations.They are extremely talented. In my opinion, we were lucky to have such professionals playing for our wedding. Music sets the mood for day: romantic, up beat, traditional, etc. Avalanche Acoustic Duo created a mood that was nothing less than beautiful for a day that we will never forget.
I was planning a AUG 2012 destination wedding in Lake Tahoe and so I had to take a leap of faith when hiring many of my Read more...
I was planning a AUG 2012 destination wedding in Lake Tahoe and so I had to take a leap of faith when hiring many of my vendors. I originally found Avalanche Acoustic Duo on Wedding Wire but I later found out that they come highly recommended by other vendors in the Northern CA area. They were so easy to work with. What you hear on their website is what you get…beautiful music! I had some special needs regarding my music but they didn’t hesitate to meet my requests. They handled everything the day of my wedding so I never had to worry. In addition to the ceremony, I had them play some upbeat songs during dinner. My guests LOVED them! They exceeded my expectations.They are extremely talented. In my opinion, we were lucky to have such professionals playing for our wedding. Music sets the mood for day: romantic, up beat, traditional, etc. Avalanche Acoustic Duo created a mood that was nothing less than beautiful for a day that we will never forget. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stacey
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Liz and Don played music for our wedding pre-ceremony and ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton, Tahoe. They were professional, easy to work with, and sounded beautiful. Our guests were really wowed. So glad that we were lucky enough to have them.
Liz and Don played music for our wedding pre-ceremony and ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton, Tahoe. They were professional, Read more...
Liz and Don played music for our wedding pre-ceremony and ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton, Tahoe. They were professional, easy to work with, and sounded beautiful. Our guests were really wowed. So glad that we were lucky enough to have them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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iheartdurt
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was changed from outside to indoors due to weather (the first snow of the season!). The Avalanche Duo was absolutely amazing!! The music was beautiful and absolutely no sound equipment was needed!! I highly recommend them and would hire them again.
Our ceremony was changed from outside to indoors due to weather (the first snow of the season!). The Avalanche Duo was Read more...
Our ceremony was changed from outside to indoors due to weather (the first snow of the season!). The Avalanche Duo was absolutely amazing!! The music was beautiful and absolutely no sound equipment was needed!! I highly recommend them and would hire them again. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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