Dead Winter Carpenters
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Dead Winter Carpenters

Sunnyside-Tahoe City, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Sunnyside-Tahoe City, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Americana


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The best kept secret in music


"DWC show preview"

“Dead Winter Carpenters should bring an interesting change of musical pace for the weekend, and fans of American roots music should jump at the chance to experience one of the newer voices on the scen“ – - The Times

"CA band comes to VT"

The quintet blends classic elements of bluegrass, roots and country music with choice influences from throughout rock history, including the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Townes Van Zant, that elevate them above your average newgrass hybrid”. - Seven Days

"Tortugas Review"

“There’s already some very appealing things happening in this band.” -Dennis Cook - Jambase

"Show preview"

“The band that is spreading the Tahoe Vibe” - Moonshine Ink


Still working on that hot first release.



“Tahoe’s Band of the Year 2011” – Lake Tahoe Action

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 legends are made of.

In January 2012, DWC paused for some time away from its relentless touring to record at renowned Prairie Sun Studios (clients of PS include Tom Waits, Paul McCartney, Arlo Guthrie). The band emerged from the studio with a new album titled, “ain’t it strange,”. The album was released in May 2012. This new 10 song album captures the essence of the band’s ever-evolving sound.

DWC has performed at premiere festivals including:

High Sierra Music Festival (CA)
Strawberry Music Festival (CA)
Joshua Tree Roots Festival (CA)
Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball (CA)
Yarmony Grass (CO)
Denver’s Oktoberfest (CO)
Summer Meltdown (WA)
String Cheese Incident’s Horning’s Hideout (OR)
Northwest String Summit (OR)
Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival (AR)
Wuhnurth Music Festival (IN)
Shoe Fest (IN)

DWC has been headlining notable clubs and theaters throughout the country and performing to sold out crowds in San Francisco, Chico, Seattle, North and South Lake Tahoe and Reno with many markets developing at a rapid pace.

Dead Winter Carpenters has shared bills with artists including:

Sam Bush, Trigger Hippy (Joan Osborne, Jackie Green and members of Black Crowes), Young Dubliners, Yonder Mountain String Band, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Hackensaw Boys Great American Taxi, Emmett/Nershi Band among countless others.