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Dead Man Winter includes three members of the Minneapolis bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles (singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Simonett, fiddler Ryan Young, and bassist Tim Saxhaug) plus drummer Noah Levy (Golden Smog) and guitarist Erik Koskinen. While Trampled By Turtles fans will likely love this debut, Dead Man Winter is its own beast, and not only because of the absence of bluegrass. The tempos are often slower, the volume louder, and twangy electric guitar riffs play a central role as on the driving opener “Nicotine” or the edgy country rockers “Get Low,” “Cry for Help,” and “Industrial Day Break.” Showing their range, the band delivers finely crafted acoustic ballads sweetened by pedal steel and fiddle, along with catchy mid-tempo roots rock in “Wasteland,” “House of Glory,” and a version of “New Orleans,” a TBT song from their Palomino album. Much more than a side-project indulgence, Bright Lights is a superb debut.

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Great Alt. Country, TBT singer in a new light

This album is what country should be. All that fake mainstream stuff is a joke compared to this. If you like TBT at all you will really like these simple but well done songs. Sometimes that is the best way to make music.


superb - great album - excellent sound - also check out Trampled by Turtles

A+ these guys rock!

These guys are great. Be sure to download some Trampled By Turtles, 3 of the guys are in that band too!


Genre: Rock

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Playing a full-bodied, emotionally resonant brand of Americana-infused indie rock, Dead Man Winter is a group led by Dave Simonett, best known as one of the founding members of the progressive bluegrass group Trampled by Turtles. Formed in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003, Trampled by Turtles began as a side project for Simonett and his bandmates. So when Simonett started working up songs that demanded a more muscular attack than TbT would ordinarily deliver, it came as no surprise that he started another...
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