Dead Winter Carpenters Kick Start the New Year

Article Contributed by Tsunami Publicity | Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dead Winter Carpenters get a kick start to the New Year with the announcement of their forthcoming sophomore studio release and winter west coast tour. With stops scheduled throughout California, Nevada and Arizona, the band will debut a number of new unreleased tunes before settling into the studio to record their first ever fan-funded album, yet to be named.

2011 has been a big year for the Tahoe based Dead Winter Carpenters; the five-piece roots rock band has climbed from bar band to nationally touring act with little hesitation. Since their inception in March of 2010 the band has already logged a number of cameo appearances at some of the nation’s top boutique festivals along with notching more than just a couple sold-out shows on their collective bedpost. With an unbridled spirit, and an authentic approach to the art of songwriting, Dead Winter Carpenters capture the freedom of the road with the kind of energy that is made of legends.

The band combines four parts of equal creative force including Jenni Charles (fiddle/vocals), Jesse Dunn (guitar/vocals), Dave Lockhart( upright bass) and Sean Duerr (guitar/vocals) for what is quickly becoming a recognizable name on the independent music circuit, due in part to their rancorous live performances. 

While word is spreading about the band’s off-the-hook, slam-that-shot-of-whiskey live shows, the band is also budgeting time to get back into the studio. After releasing a self-titled debut album last year, Dead Winter Carpenters are planning to record all new material this January, with a little funding help from their fans and the web-based campaign builder Kickstarter.  Known as an online pledge system for funding creative projects, Kickstarter has helped fund a diverse array of endeavors, ranging from indie film and music to journalism, solar energy technology and even food-related projects.

The band has set their sights on a lofty $12,000 goal through their own Kickstarter pledge drive which will cover the costs of producing a high-quality release complete with a personalized ‘thank you’ in the liner notes to large donor fans. Or for the uber fan, there is even a chance to shave Lockhart’s beard on stage if you’re willing donate $8,000 or more. While it might be a while before Lockhart has to lose his beard, the band has already raised over $2,000 in the first days of the campaign launch.

A force to be reckoned with, Dead Winter Carpenters will be making large strides as they turn the corner into 2012. For more information about their pledge drive, west coast tour and for all of their ticketing information stop by the band’s brand new website at


On Tour:

11/16/2011 Compound Grill Phoenix Arizona
11/17/2011 Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Berkeley California
11/23/2011 Boom Boom Room San Francisco California
11/29/2011 Ace of Spades Sacramento California
12/2/2011 Crystal Bay Club Casino Crystal Bay Nevada
12/3/2011 Cooper's Ale Works Nevada City California
12/8/2011 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz California
12/9/2011 Lost on Main Chico California
12/14/2011 The Brass Lounge Las Vegas Nevada
12/15/2011 Lestat's Coffee House San Diego California
12/17/2011 Flagstaff Brewing Company Flagstaff Arizona
12/20/2011 Villians Tavern Los Angeles California
12/21/2011 Zoey's Cafe Ventura California
12/22/2011 The Tap Mammoth Lakes California
12/31/2011 Great Basin Brewing Co. Sparks Nevada