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Alive After Five: Dead Winter Carpenters

With Idyltime, Wednesday, June 17, Grove Plaza

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Brewed in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe-raised Dead Winter Carpenters amp up country music with a fusion of bluegrass beats, folk-style vocals and rock guitar rhythms.

From singer Jenni Charles' sweet vibrato to the breakneck intros from rhythm guitarist Jesse Dunn, this five-piece ensemble transcends the expectations of Americana by incorporating musical and stylistic elements from many genres, including grunge and progressive bluegrass.

"We are looking for that shared experience. Whether we're playing for five people or 5,000, we're just looking for that give-and-take relationship with the crowd," Dunn told Boise Weekly.

In its alt-country, toe-tapper, "One Foot in the Gutter" DWC claims, "Once is never enough," a sentiment the audience will likely echo at DWC's Wednesday, June 17, Alive After Five show.