Amidst the North Florida oaks, pines and palms a familiar light emanates from over the coast. The sun drenches the landscape during the day and the heat lingers well into the salty night. There’s a smoky bar coated in spilled drinks overflowing with decades of hazy memories and lazy stories. Dean Winter and The Heat have comfortably set up shop at this intersection of lore and nostalgia, nodding their hats to the past while keeping their eyes forward.
Standing on the shoulders of Country music giants, DW&TH press toward a new direction on a forgotten path of Honky-Tonk bars and late-night tributes to the tradition that came before them. They inject new life into classic country stylings with their unique blend of twang, rhythm and Americana soul that uncovers a rare emoDon swept under the rug by the cacophony of the digital age. Behind the sound of four friends from the sunshine state grows a commanding desire for something raw and real.
With every passing release Winter evolves as a songwriter finding details in the experience to draw each listener closer. You feel the push and pull between winning and losing and the fleeting euphoria of a dimly lit bar as reality flickers back into existence when the lights come on. The sun rises and this light shines on your heartache and all the overwhelming feelings that come with growing up and growing old next to the ones you love. Ultimately, the music is best left to be experienced and these stories felt, not told.