Dead Winter Carpenters
Front Country, Steep Ravine
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Dead Winter Carpenters
In a time when music has been transformed and genre lines are left behind like the seasons, Dead Winter Carpenters are producing an ever-evolving style of music. The time spent, both in the studio in the woods and criss-crossing the American countryside, has provided Dead Winter Carpenters with a ground-breaking sound that blends Americana roots-rock with a tinge of straightforward ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ Alt. Country that is as hard-hitting as it is whimsical. While the roadsigns and towns pass by the windows on down the highway of tour, DWC are writing original material based on their life Foot-stomping original tunes blended with the band’s onstage presence highlighted by the vocal melodies and five part harmonies, ferocious fluidity of the fiddle, deep pounding thump and thud of the upright bass, country ramblings of the telecaster and acoustic guitars, and the driving drums all meld together to create an experience that is sure leave you wanting more…
The five piece outfit is:
Jenni Charles -fiddler/vocalist
Dave Lockhart -upright bassist/vocalist
Jesse Dunn -rhythm guitarist/vocalist
Bryan Daines -lead guitarist/vocalistBrian Huston -drummer/vocalist
Front Country is a Bay Area based bluegrass band grown out of the local social jam scene. Featuring improvisation-driven original instrumental music and inspired songs, Front Country is developing a unique sound that draws liberally from Newgrass and Old-time influences. Members include Jordan Klein (Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys), Leif Karlstrom (The Heel Draggers, Midnight Gamblers), Melody Walker (Walker/Groupman duo), Jacob Groupman (The Real Nasty, Albino!, Walker/Groupman duo), Adam Roszkiewicz (Whisky Richards, Midnight Gamblers), and Zach Sharpe. Dont miss seeing this real music in real time.
Steep Ravine's sound conjures up an authentic slice of Northern California spirit, combining the energy and drive of bluegrass with the heart and soul of folk and roots music. Their revivalist tone is as good as it gets, with original tunes that summon a sound outside the bounds of time and place. The band features the string-playing ingenuity of guitarist Simon Linsteadt, violinist Jan Purat, mandolinist Andy O’Brien, and upright bassist Alex Bice.
Steep Ravine, which gets its name from a favorite hiking trail on Mt. Tamalpais, draws its influences from far and wide, including David Grisman, Bill Monroe, Neil Young, James Taylor, Tony Rice, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The band’s collective abilities cross multiple musical genres, bringing a fresh, distinctive sound to original tunes and arrangements alike. By the time Linsteadt and Purat started a folk band together in high school, they’d each logged years of time in classical and jazz. As they expanded genres into the roots music world, staying acoustic was never a question. After high school, the two moved on to study music at UC Santa Cruz, where they fortuitously met O’Brien and Bice at a bluegrass jam session in the sleepy coastal town. Mandolinist O’Brien’s love of traditional bluegrass brings a time-honored style to the mix, while Bice’s background in percussion and drums provides a strong rhythmic foundation.