Hot Buttered Rum and Dead Winter Carpenters
Left-coast eclectic rockers and Northern California's high-energy Americana styles will come together onstage.
When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 9 p.m.
Where: SOhO, 1221 State St., Santa Barbara
Cost: $12 - $15
Age limit: 21+
Hot Buttered Rum
Initially formed as an acoustic string band, seven years of constant touring has transformed Hot Buttered Rum into a plugged-in, percussive powerhouse that wows critics and fans alike. Their left-coast rock reveals an access to jazz, country, and world music that few groups can match. While the band's music belies simple categorization, its songwriting and stage chemistry delights listeners at every turn.
Hot Buttered Rum's story is one of evolution. The "high altitude bluegrass" era captured on their first studio album, In These Parts, found the band enjoying success at such diverse stages as the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Grey Fox, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Along the way, the group shared the stage with some of today's most accomplished artists, including Phil Lesh, Bela Fleck, Ben Harper, and Nickel Creek's Chris Thile. In 2006, acoustic pioneer Mike Marshall produced Hot Buttered Rum's second studio album, Well-Oiled Machine, and captured the sound of a hard-touring band charting its course along the highways and byways of American music.
Dead Winter Carpenters
Hailing from Northern California's fertile music scene, specifically North Lake Tahoe, Dead Winter Carpenters is a rollicking, high-energy, Americana roots-infused five-piece band.
With an unbridled spirit and authentic approach to the art of songwriting, it has been said this five-piece "captures the freedom of the road with the kind of energy that is made of legends". Defying musical boundaries, DWC seamlessly blends Americana roots-rock and a tinge of straightforward 'tell-it-like-it-is' alt. country for hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical. Experiencing an evening with Dead Winter Carpenters epitomizes what live music is all about due to the band's choice influences ranging from throughout rock history and the traditional fiddle tunes of earlier times. Every performance is push and pull on musical boundaries that walks the line of unexpected, musical flair. In essence, Dead Winter Carpenters represents the fusion of influences the American west stands for.
Event posted Jan. 22, 2013
Last updated Jan. 22, 2013