When: Fri., June 23, 8 p.m. 2017
The name Dead Winter Carpenters conjures visions of industrious, rugged mountain folks who perhaps struggle to survive the unbearable darkness of January. While the mountain imagery is accurate — the quintet hails from Tahoe City, Calif. — the band’s sunny disposition and thigh-slapping tracks, such as “Good Old Time,” seem made for summer sunsets and tailgate parties. Fiddler Jenni Charles and guitarist Jesse Dunn create endearing harmonies that crackle and burn like a late-night campfire. DWC are also noted for their innovative renditions of popular songs from the likes of Scissor Sisters, M.I.A. and Ice Cube. Dead Winter Carpenters play on Friday, June 23, at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. Pappy & the Pards open.