Hailing from Northern California’s fertile music scene, Dead Winter Carpenters is a rollicking, high-energy, Americana roots-infused five-piece outfit. With an indomitable spirt and organic approach to their songwriting, the band derives their influences from classic artists such as The Band and Neil Young. Their sound is born of wide open spaces and road journeys.
DWC delivers their eclectic blend of Americana roots-rock, country, and blue grass with an energetic, no-holds barred style. They’re making a name for themselves on the festival circuit, playing the High Sierra Music Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Yarmonygrass, Oyster Ridge Music Festival and Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival, as well as selling out shows throughout the western United States.
Dead Winter Carpenters is Charles (fiddle/vocals), Jesse Dunn (guitar/vocals), Sean Duerr (guitar/vocals), Dave Lockhart (upright bass), and Ryan Davis (drums). Currently, they’re touring in support of their most recent record, Ain’t it Strange.
Ahead of their show at Nectar Lounge on February 22, some of the members had a backstage chat with SMI’s Dan Rogers.