Seattle’s Outlaw Country Queen Darci Carlson is a high energy, no non-sense singer songwriter from Seattle WA with a long time presence in the PNW music scene. This DIY firecracker of a front woman has performed around the US and beyond not only as a country artist, but as a lead guitar player for her all-girl punk rock band The Dolly Rottens, as well as a co-front Bassist and Singer in her new Weird Western Cowboy Band ‘Brent Amaker Deathsquad’. Darci is also known for her involvement as a model/actress with the ZZTop crew from 2012-2015 on the "Gang of Outlaws Tour" as the bad ass, pistol packin’ character "The Girl".
Darci delivers a true country performance of sassy foot stompin' originals drenched with hardcore twang. This isn’t Punk Country or a vanity act. This is an in your face, throwback, true country affair. A natural story teller, her songs highlight tales of her truth and lawless adventures, no matter how wild, reckless or crazy. Her smokey sweet lived-in voice reminiscent of the after taste of a shot of whiskey has been compared to other leading ladies in the Country and Rock Genres such as Bonnie Raitt, Tammy Wynette, Miranda Lambert, Stevie Nicks and Courtney Love.
Recognized for her devotion to Roots Americana and renouncing the “pop country” sound, she is a 3 time nominee and voted 2017’s Outlaw Female of The Year with honky tonk hero Dale Watson's Ameripolitan Music Awards out of Austin Texas and Memphis Tennessee. Since, she has been focused on the revival of true Honky Tonk long left by her Outlaw heroes Waylon, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Merle Haggard - of course, with her own unique rock n’ roll edge.
"If there was ever a personification of the ladies canonized in Hank Williams Jr.’s self-penned tune “Outlaw Women” from Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound, it would be Darci Carlson.” - Saving Country Music
She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with National Country and Rock acts such as Shooter Jennings, Midland, Clint Black, Lonestar, The Steelwoods, The Supersuckers, Whiskey Meyers, Randy Rogers Band, Scott H. Biram, Wayne 'The Train' Hankcock, Mickey and The Motorcars, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers as well as Country Brother in Monster Music Rick Monroe! You can find both Darci’s 2017 Self Titled album as well as her 2014 EP Release Me streaming on Spotify and available for purchase on iTunes and at darcicarlson music.com! Follow her on instagram @darcidarling and Facebook.com/darcicarlsonmusic and catch her live, high kickin’ in a town near you!