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Dead Winter Carpenters

Dead Winter Carpenters

Sleeping Giants, American Nomad

Fri, January 10, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Dead Winter Carpenters
Dead Winter Carpenters
Dead Winter Carpenters are a year-old eclectic quintet from the shores of Lake Tahoe. DWC defies musical boundaries combining elements of rock 'n' roll, folk, roots, country, ragtime, blues and reggae with choice influences ranging from throughout rock history, including Neil Young to David Byrne and Ryan Adams and the traditional fiddle tunes of earlier times.

Poised with an arsenal of original material, Dead Winter Carpenters are doggedly in the midst of a 22-state, break-out fall tour supporting the release of a debut album, "D.W.C." This combination of talented players, a unique blend of genuine, authentic songwriting and dynamic musicianship epitomizes what great live music is all about.

The band has shared bills with the likes of Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Young Dubliners, Kyle Hollingsworth Band of the String Cheese Incident, Hot Buttered Rum and Poor Man's Whiskey, among others.

The five-piece outfit consists of fiddler Jenni Charles, upright bassist Dave Lockhart, guitarists Jesse Dunn and Sean Duerr, and drummer Ryan Davis.
Sleeping Giants
Like their home in Oakland, CA, the music of The Sleeping Giants is rolling hills and towering steel; It swings for the gut when you’re dancing and pats you on your back when you’re blue.

Singer and primary songwriter Erik Yates of nationally acclaimed Acoustic Rock act Hot Buttered Rum brought the Giants together in 2011 on a lark. Yates fell in love with the sound of the pedal steel guitar, and wanted to frame some of his newer songs with the instrument. Keyboardist Jeff Coleman (Big Light), bassist Mark Murphy (Huckle) and drummer Lucas Carlton (HBR) -- a trio of friends who have played together for a decade (most recently in Izabella) -- turned up to help, but as fate would have it, the pedal steel player was busy, so the guys called on Chris Haugen (Melvin Seals, Poor Man’s Whiskey) to fill the spot with his tasty Telecaster & lap steel playing.

A batch of tunes from Yates, Haugen's guitar tones, and that dank West Oakland rehearsal studio proved a potent mix, and the ‘country band’ phase lasted around twenty minutes. Maybe twenty-five. By the end of that first rehearsal, a rock band was born.

This band can push, pull, bend, and bruise with the best of them -- there's no shortage of raw talent, refined skill, and youthful energy between them -- but listening to these songs, it's not just the decades of musical experience one hears, but all the glorious, messy living that's accompanied it. That familiar mix of love, joy, fear, and heartbreak that defines us all.
American Nomad
American Nomad
American Nomad is an award winning original Americana band bases in the San Francisco Bay Area. They were honored for best vocal performance in the 2013 Berkeley Old Time Music Competition, as a finalist in the 2011 International songwriting competition, and were recognized in the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriter Competition. Rooted in Americana and folk/swing traditions, their carefully crafted original music maintains a modern relevance. Smart songwriting, catchy lyrics, tight rhythms, rich harmonies, and strong musicianship have already begun to earn American Nomad a reputation as a band that can intrigue listeners from a wide variety of musical tastes and backgrounds. Keeping in line with the ancient troubadour tradition, American Nomad draws from the spirit of travel and authentic life experience.
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