ROCK - Folk/Americana
When four wide-eyed youth fueled by Olympia beer and Taco Bell first got together in a Milwaukee-area basement, who would have guessed that 14 years and one-half of a CD later, they'd still be going strong? Initially inspired by everyone from Neil Young to Uncle Tupelo to Hank Williams to Dylan, the band is led by singer-songwriter Dan Patscot, and features Bob Eickhoff (The Mighty Deer Lick, The Lackloves, The Lost Toothbrushes) on guitar, Jack Rice (The Blow Pops, The Lackloves, The Mighty Deer Lick) on bass, and drummer Scott Gorsuch (E*I*E*I*O). They are generally known as the slowest-moving band in the Midwest, playing once and sometimes twice a year and occasionally going years between gigs. In fact many people think they broke up a long time ago. They didn't. Keeping up a recording schedule that makes Donald Fagen's solo work look prolific, The Carolinas are currently at work on the followup to their 1996 debut EP, slated for release sometime around 2007-2009ish.