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The Coffis Brothers + Dead Winter Carpenters at Moe's Alley, SC

October 13, 2017
8:00 pm
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents Roots Rock & Rollers THE COFFIS BROTHERS & the MOUNTAIN MEN celebrating the release of their new album, "Roll With It." Special guests DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS will be opening the show performing from 9-10pm so come early. $12 Advance, $15 Day of Show Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM Patio Menu by Jerk House Santa Cruz: http://www.moesalley.com/eat_at_moes.php http://www.coffisbrothers.com/ http://deadwintercarpenters.com/ ABOUT THE COFFIS BROTHERS: The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are a rootsy rock n' roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Influenced by those early surroundings, songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis' blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight-ahead rock is evidence an upbringing spent listening to all of the right records from Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Beatles. On their third full-length album, Roll With It, The Coffis Brothers put that rock into overdrive, looking ahead to the good things coming and suffering no fools. First single "You Ain't Got the Heart" is a barn burner and a fan favorite, having already been part of the band's live set for a couple of years. "There's a little bit of that sense of angst and that sort of 'I don't need this' attitude," says Kellen Coffis, "but don't overthink this one." Not that there isn't plenty to think about on Roll With It. Tracks like "Bad Luck" and "Better Days" reflect on how to live with and learn from rough times, while "You and Me" is a testament to how people can make it through these things together. But on every song, The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men stay true to a rock sound that draws from Southern grit and California hills. Roll With It was recorded on analog tape over a week at Barefoot Studios in Hollywood with producer Andy Zenczak and engineer Cian Riordan. The band's near-constant touring throughout California and elsewhere has earned them not only devoted fans, but lots of critical praise as well: "The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men have developed a sound that has an easy rock vibe that's actually hip." - San Francisco Chronicle "The Coffis Brothers mix a blend of folk, country and rock with the intensity of personal lyrics into a gritty and often tender harmony of sound... a show that delivers one part Avett Brothers and one part early Neil Young for a full night of dancing and fun." - Santa Cruz Weekly Jamie and Kellen are joined by Kyle Poppen on lead guitar, Aidan Collins on bass and Henry Chadwick on drums. Their debut self titled full-length album was released in 2011 and was followed by 2012's Waiting For You EP and 2014's Wrong Side of the Road. ABOUT DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS: Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, "at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do." That progressive nature comes through loud and clear - from instruments plugged and unplugged - in the band's new release, Washoe (February 26, 2016). The band's fourth studio project, the 12-song collection of originals was recorded in Reno's Sierra Sonics Studio (Ozzy Ozbourne, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Collective Soul) and co-produced by Dead Winter Carpenters and Zachary Girdis. The band's previous albums include the group's 2010 self-titled debut, Ain't It Strange (2012), and the much-acclaimed Dirt Nap (2014), of which CMT Edge wrote, "With one listen to Dead Winter Carpenters' 'Easy Sleep,' you'll get a strong sense of where this California band is coming from." Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out shows and has the band sharing stages with the likes of Jason Isbell, Greensky Bluegrass, and Hard Working Americans. Members include Jesse Dunn (acoustic and electric guitars, vocals), Jenni Charles (fiddle, vocals), Dave Lockhart (upright and electric bass, vocals), Nick Swimley (lead telecaster guitar, vocals), and Brendan Smith (drums, vocals). A steadily touring band since forming in 2010, Dead Winter Carpenters has entertained growing crowds at notable festivals including Harvest Music Festival (Ark.), High Sierra Music Festival and Strawberry Music Festival (Cal.), Del Fest (Md.), Northwest String Summit (Ore.) and more. Dead Winter Carpenters is a band with the ambition, talent, and authenticity. Look for them to continue to delight - and invite - fans from many music camps. For touring and booking information, visit deadwintercarpenters.com

Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
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