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Tahoe twinbill at Legion Hall with DWC and Dad’s LPs

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Jay Seals and Dad's LPs lead the way to a musical doubleheader with the Dead WInter Carpenters Friday in the American Legion
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Lake Tahoe Action’s 2011 Band of the Year play a show Friday which will be opened by a band which might make a run at next year’s title.

The Dead Winter Carpenters, which last month packed the Crown Room at its first ticketed show, plays this week at South Shore in the American Legion Hall. Dad’s LPs, which coalesced last fall, will open.

“We play our blend of bluegrass and Americana,” said Dead WInter Carpenters guitarist Jesse Dunn. “People can dance and leave their worries at the door and have a good time. That’s the goal.

“We finished recording our second album in January in Cotati at the Prairie Sun Recording Studio. “(We plan to) have the CD ready by April. It’s Americana rock, alt country with a touch of bluegrass.”

Blue Turtle Seduction’s Jay Seals is now playing in Dad’s LPs, an alternative rock-based band.

A South Lake Tahoe band, Blue Turtle Seduction for seven years toured the region and nation, playing an eclectic blend of jam and bluegrass-rock. It began an “indefinite hiatus” in spring 2010.

Dad’s LPs, a quartet with has a self-titled LP available for free download on Facebook has an edgier sound.

“Definitely answering the call to rock ‘n’ roll, which is where my heart has always lied,” Seals said. “Ever since the ’90s, my sweet spot as a music fan is alternative rock and has continued to today. Dad’s LPs is a bit more traditional rock ‘n’ roll based, but with a modern twist. Like Tom Petty, a lot of the tunes are chordal-based vs. riff based.”

Seals still lives at South Shore and his band mates are from Sacramento. Three of the members sing.


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