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Dead Winter Carpenters - Sometimes You Just Gotta Ask

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We had a short list of goals leading up to our sophomore video shoot for Dark Horse After Hours.  We wanted a really great local band. We needed a band with a good social media presence to help shoot our work out to space.

We needed the band to be flexible and trusting. This helped us whittle the list down from a handful of bands to one band.

Dead Winter Carpenters was the obvious choice.

DWC is one of those very few seminal Tahoe bands that has flown the coop. We don’t get to see them too often anymore. It seems like they are usually off in some other part of the country, bounding from town to town, lighting up local honky tonks, juke joints, famous clubs, and festival stages.  But they have to come home at some point. Their latest LP,Washoe, had just dropped a month earlier. So we thought we might have a shot. And sometimes you just gotta ask.

Todd and I have shared a stage or two with some of the band members at various jams, and we’ve hung out at shows (Deer Tick at the Knit being my fave). So Todd put in the call and connected with singer Jesse Dunn. We were in luck. This band is filled with a bunch of fun loving people, so of course they wanted to come by and shoot a video! And it just so happened that they had a Thursday show booked at Moe’s Original BBQ in Tahoe City to kick off Winter Wondergrass, a Saturday show booked at Olympic Valley Lodge supporting Leftover Salmon, but didn’t have anything booked on Friday. The whole band would be in town, so we set the date.

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