Dead Winter Carpenters

Dead Winter Carpenters

Emerging from Northern California's fertile music scene, Dead Winter Carpenters is a rollicking, high-energy, roots-infused five-piece band from North Lake Tahoe, CA.

Defying musical boundaries, DWC blends elements of rock'n'roll, folk, roots, country, ragtime, blues, and reggae music with choice influences ranging from throughout rock
history and the traditional fiddle tunes of earlier times. This combination of authentic songwriting and dynamic musicianship gets the hips shakin' and feet dancin', epitomizing what a great live music experience is all about.

Poised with an arsenal of original material and an unyielding tour schedule, Dead Winter Carpenters is captivating audiences throughout the country and rapidly gaining a rabid fanbase.

The five-piece outfit consists of fiddler Jenni Charles, upright bassist Dave Lockhart, guitarists Jesse Dunn and Sean Duerr, and drummer Ryan Davis.

MerryGold is Jillian Secor (guitar, vocals) and Alex Stephens (guitar, mandolin, vocals). Based in the small northern California town of Placerville, themes of the Gold Country are abundant in their music. Their whiskey-soaked folk/bluegrass songs take listeners back to simpler times and portray a rawness that embodies the pioneer spirit of the Wild West. While traditional folk and bluegrass influences are apparent in their music, MerryGold incorporates a wide variety of influences to create their own sound.

The highlight of 2012 for MerryGold was winning the Race to TRI Studios contest. The studio - owned and operated by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead - selected MerryGold as top-10 finalists out of over 500 entries. The public then voted MerryGold and their song “Sweet Lilly” as the winner. In December of 2012, the band recorded audio and video for 3 songs at TRI Studios.

In 2009, Jillian and Alex initially performed and recorded as Trout and Parrot, selling over 1,000 copies of their debut album “Headin’ West.” Eager to build a bigger sound and explore more options instrumentally, the duo changed their name to MerryGold in 2011 and began adding pieces to the lineup. The full lineup currently includes bass, banjo, accordion, and percussion, though they sometimes perform as a duo and trio as well.

February 2012 marked the release of their second full-length album, “Good and Gone.”

$12.00 - $14.00

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Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub


Dead Winter Carpenters with MerryGold

Friday, December 13 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Tickets Available at the Door