Genres:Kids/Quirky, Funk, Lounge/Exotica, Reggae/Dub, Country - Bluegrass, Country - Alternative, Electronic - Trip Hop/Downtempo, HipHop - Experimental/Alternative, Alternative Pop, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Rock - Surf, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Utah Carol, comprised of JinJa Davis and Grant Birkenbeuel, create an eclectic mix of pop, folk and indie rock seasoned with happy/sad, boy/girl vocal harmonies. There’s an enchanting quality to their music with lullaby-like, harmonizing vocals floating effortlessly through their songs. The band’s name comes from a traditional song about a cowboy who dies trying to save his friend from a stampede.
Utah Carol have been writing original songs together since 1995. JinJa and Grant write the music and lyrics as well as produce, arrange, perform and publish their songs in Chicago, Illinois. The band has three albums: Wonderwheel (1999), and Comfort For The Traveler (2002) and Rodeo Queen (2007). They are currently working on new songs for their next album.
JinJa and Grant also design, art direct and produce the band’s albums, press materials and band merchandise at their graphic design company Birkdesign Inc.