Head for the Hills with special guests Dead Winter Carpenters to perform in the Northwest

Article Contributed by Tsunami Publicity | Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Head for the Hills with special guests Dead Winter Carpenters join forces for a special run of shows through the Pacific Northwest, spanning from November 3rd-6th.  A trek through Oregon and Washington brings the groups to Bend, Eugene, Portland & Seattle.

"Head for the Hills has created a sound that is all at once organic, precise, timeless, and brand-new,” as reported by the Missoula Independent. The acclaimed Colorado quartet has been receiving nation-wide recognition in response to their refreshing take on acoustic music. Described as progressive acoustic/contemporary roots, H4TH produces an endearing mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and improvisation. In the live setting, H4TH ventures into a myriad of musical styles and sonic landscapes that appeal to a boundless array of listeners.

Head for the Hills is busy on the road this fall with trips to the Midwest, Colorado, and the West Coast. Highlights include an appearance at Railroad Earth's Hangtown Halloween Ball in Placerville, CA, Halloween night in Santa Cruz, CA with Elephant Revival & this special run through the Pacific Northwest with special guests Dead Winter Carpenters. The tour culminates with a 2 night stand at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO with Leftover Salmon on Thanksgiving weekend.

The past year has been outright explosive year for the quartet, having been voted by the Westword Magazine Music Showcase (Denver, CO) as the “Best Bluegrass” band in Colorado, a highly esteemed honor, for 2 years in a row (2010 & 2011). The group was selected to perform at SxSW (South by Southwest) in 2011, and were also a "SxSW Critics Picks” choice, via the Austin Statesman/360. The band performed at a host of music festivals in the summer 2011 including: Telluride Bluegrass Festival-NightGrass (Sold Out), High Sierra Music Festival, DelFest & many more.

To get a sense of Head for the Hills’ snowballing momentum, look no further than the surrounding talent on their self-titled sophomore release Head for the Hills. The album garnered the group a charted position on the CMJ Top 200 national radio listings. The six-year old pickers attracted heavyweights like longtime bluegrass aficionado, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) as their producer who took them up to Bill Nershi’s Sleeping Giant studio to record. Studio engineer Gus Skinas engineered the effort, boasts a particularly intriguing history having digitally remastered Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon; helped Sony develop the early iterations digital audio; and invented an innovative multi-tracker called Sonoma that combines the warmth of analog with the ease and efficiency of digital. In addition, Vance Powell -- who adorns his mantle with a Grammy for his work on the Raconteurs wildly successful Consolers of the Lonely album -- mixed the record.  The self titled release earned the group a #29 position on Colorado Radio’s “Top 50 Albums of 2010."

Hailing from the shores of North Lake Tahoe, Dead Winter Carpenters (DWC) is a rollicking, high-energy, roots-infused band that represents everything the American west stands for. With an unbridled spirit, and an authentic approach to the art of songwriting, this five-piece rock band captures the freedom of the road with the kind of energy that is made of legends.

Defying musical boundaries, Dead Winter Carpenters (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  songwriting and dynamic musicianship gets the hips shakin’ and feet dancin’, epitomizing what a great live music experience is all about.

In just one short year on the road, DWC poised with an arsenal of original material and an unyielding tour schedule, has captivated audiences and rapidly built up a rabid fan-base that has garnered considerable national success for the project and with top level festival and theater dates booked around the country.



H4TH & DWC Tour information:
11/3- Silver Moon Brewing Company-Bend, OR
11/4- WOW Hall-Eugene, OR
11/5- Mississippi Studios-Portland, OR (with Big E of Sugarcane, to support)
11/6- Tractor Tavern-Seattle, WA