100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 40: Darci Carlson

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Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured artist is Darci Carlson.

About the band: 

Back in April we reviewed the exciting new release from today’s featured artist. Here’s some of what we had to say about Darci’s self-titled sophomore offering:

Undoubtedly one of the hardest working musicians in Seattle is outlaw country songstress and Ameripolitan Music’s 2017 Outlaw Female of The Year, Darci Carlson. The unapologetic rebellious blonde bombshell soars on her new self-titled album to be released uncoincidentally on 4/20 of 2018. The nine-song set was co-produced by Carlson and Kelly Grey (Queensryche, Operation: Mind Crime) who also lent his guitar skills to the project alongside longtime collaborator guitarist Danny Beutler. Carlson wastes little time dropping the F bomb on the autobiographical road song “Rat City Bound,” while drummer Heather Thomas delivers a convincing train beat and special guest Stacy Jones adds hot blues harp to the Haggard styled ramble. The inspired cover of Hank Jr’s “Outlaw Women,” features some stellar chiming guitars and powerful vocals, rocking up the original arrangement and personifying the lyrics to suite Carlson’s fiery style. The first single from the album “Wild Reckless and Crazy,” made a dent on the airwaves last fall as a classic roots rock anthem of joyous youth and living life to it’s fullest.

If you’ve been looking for another awesome northwest artist to support, your search has been successful. Purchase her latest album directly from her website HERE.

Catch her live:

Darci Carlson will be playing Freakout Festival in Ballard on November 16, 2018. Get more details and ticket info HERE.

Darci will also be reuniting with her The Dolly Rottens counterpart Geneva Butler to play a special benefit show on November 9, 2018 at The Company Store. Get details about that event HERE.


Earlier this year, Seattle’s premier outlaw country songstress Darci Carlson proudly announced another collaboration with long time friend and video producer Jamie Chamberlin of Black Dahlia Films for her bittersweet love song “To the Moon and Back” off her newest release.

The video was filmed on location at Chamberlin’s home in the town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico during Darci’s 2017 tour through the Southwest and Mexico promoting her recent Ameripolitan Award win for Outlaw Female of The Year. Chamberlin and Carlson’s work together goes back to the 2012 Gang of Outlaw’s Live Screen Content for ZZ Top, where Darci Carlson was cast for the role of “The Girl”. Carlson was also cast in numerous videos for Black Dahlia Films for local Seattle talent, as well as assisting Chamberlin in video production for friends in Blackberry Smoke.


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To view all of the wonderful northwest artists we have featured this year, click HERE.

A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner. 

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