Dead Man Winter - "Furnace" music album review

Music Album Review: Dead Man Winter - "Furnace" (8/10)

After 14 years as lead vocalist and songwriter for acclaimed Minneapolis progressive bluegrass outfit Trampled by Turtles, Dave Simonett, aka Dead Man Winter, dedicates himself to a solo album of a very personal nature. All 10 songs center on a man coming to terms with divorce and separation from his children. This very introspective and soul-searching collection was written in semi-hibernation in the Minnesota woods. And one feels that sense of desperation and despondence in tracks like “This House is on Fire” and the confessional “Am I Breaking Down.” The album has a narrative quality akin to quiet time with a thoroughly engrossing book.

Score: 8 out of 10

Dead Man Winter
GNDWIRE/Thirty Tigers
Producer: Dave Simonett