May is shaping up to be one for the books! On May 27th and May 28th, we will be hosting our 4th annual Winter’s Dead Weekend at Crystal Bay Club Casino in Crystal Bay, NV on the shores of Lake Tahoe. We’ll be joined by special guests Hot Buttered Rum both nights, and Head for the Hills will be playing after parties in the Red Room following each show. Themes have been announced for the weekend: Friday night will be 90’s Night, and Saturday will be “Grand Ole CBC” following in the footsteps of the Grand Ole Opry and classic country of years gone by. DWC will be playing original tunes both nights, as well as some theme based picks. We’re also looking forward to a Friday the 13th excursion to Portland, OR to headline the Whiskeytown USA festival. PDX is one of our favorite stops and combining whiskey and live music is something we can get behind! Another highlight of the month will be Wavy Gravy’s 80th Birthday Celebration in Rohnert Park, CA on 5/22. This will be a benefit for the SEVA Foundation and will feature such acts as Steve Earle, John Popper, Yonder Mountain String Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, DWC and more!
Our new LP ‘Washoe’ was released on February 26th, 2016 and we are hitting the road this Spring to bring it to the good folks of the Western United States! Spring #washoetour will bring us to the Pacific Northwest, the Northern Rockies, Northern and Southern California, as well as the Southwest. ‘Washoe’ features 12 new original DWC tracks and is available on all major online distribution websites as well as physical and digital copies here on our website. Tell a neighbor, tell a friend, and we’ll see you out there!
We are very happy to announce the availability of “Washoe”, our new full-length album released in February 2016. Washoe contains 12 original Dead Winter Carpenters tracks and was recorded at Sierra Sonics in Reno, NV in July of 2015, and was mixed at Prairie Sun Recording in Cotati, CA in October of 2015. The album is available as a digital download, CD, and a limited edition 180-gram vinyl record. Order the album here.
Here’s how JamBase tells the story of our recording of “Friend of the Devil”:
“[DWCs] were passing through the neighborhood for a gig down in Santa Cruz when they stopped by JamBase HQ in San Francisco. It was a great day of recording as the band pulled up and parked their trusty bus “Suds” in front of our office and got to work on their “Friend Of The Devil” arrangement. As we set up, the band headed into our kitchen to rehearse. Once it was time to lay down the track, some extensive chair rearranging was needed to best capture the band in this stripped-down approach. Ultimately, we settled on arranging one of JamBase’s trusty veteran couches (one many of our readers have likely sat on at JB Holiday Party or other office event) into the shot.”