Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, CA, Dead Winter Carpenters represents everything the American west stands for. The band seamlessly blends Americana with roots rock and a tinge of straightforward ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ alt. country for hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical. The project pushes and pulls at musical boundaries with top-notch, live performances while walking the line with unexpected world music flair. With an unbridled spirit, and an authentic approach to the art of songwriting, the five-piece captures the freedom of the road with the kind of energy that is made of legends.
The five-piece outfit consists of fiddler/vocalist Jenni Charles, upright bassist/vocalist David Lockhart, guitarists/vocalists Jesse Dunn and Bryan Daines, and drummer/vocalist Brian Huston.
“If anything, DWC are more like alt-bluegrass pioneers New Grass Revival…fun, kick-up-your-heels live experience.” -On The Verge – Relix Magazine Dec 2012
“Dead Winter Carpenters stake their claim on North California’s music scene striking gold”.
-Santa Cruz Sentinel
“[DWC] maintains an instrumental preciseness and vocal timing of which their days and long nights on the road shine through.” -San Diego Examiner
“Northern California’s Dead Winter Carpenters blend bluegrass, country and rock in a high-energy, roots-rocky mix sure to get you up on your good foot.” – Portland Tribune