Burleson, Texas-based country rock outfit the Casey Donahew Band is led by none other than Casey Donahew himself, the band's principle songwriter and lead singer. What has garnered this Texan band its country rock success has been a fearless embrace of the group's small-town roots and honest-to-goodness demeanor. And despite the group's aspirations at widespread success they have released every single one of their albums on their very own Almost Country imprint.
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Essentially the project of Portland via Idaho musician Justin Ringle, Horse Feathers was conceived when Ringle relocated to Portland with the hopes of finding like-minded musicians, after having no luck in his native state. This move proved fruitful, as Ringle immediately met the Brodericks, a brother and sister who shared musical interests with Ringle. Horse Feathers did not retain this familial duo after the release of its first album and while the band has had a constantly rotating cast of players, the band's sound - lush chamber-folk - has remained consistent.
Dead Winter Carpenters is a folk and jam rock outfit from Lake Tahoe. Like many bands of its ilk, the group plays a lively hybrid style of music that pulls from several different genres, including roots rock and Americana, to create impressive, jam-friendly tunes. Alongside the rollicking drums, vocal harmonies and combination of live and acoustic guitars, Dead Winter Carpenters' secret weapon comes in the form of Jenni Charles, whose lighting-quick fiddle playing will often command audience attention. The group has become a touring staple in the Southwest and along the West Coast, often performing at notable folk and jam rock music festivals.