Carbon Leaf

Saturday May 6, 2017
8:00pm
$35 public | $30 members
 
“Some call Carbon Leaf's music Southern, others label it Celtic and still others say it leans toward bluegrass or some combination of formats.  No matter what your take on the band's sound, almost everyone can agree that Carbon Leaf creates music that just isn't heard anywhere else--and that's what keeps fans clamoring for more music. ” 
— Nancy Dunham, WashingtonExaminer.com 
Blending Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, Rock and Pop, perhaps Carbon Leaf’s music can best be summed up in the title of one of their earliest albums, Ether-Electrified Porch Music - asound that conveys an aura of warmth, punctuated by diverse instruments including mandolin, upright bass, fiddle, penny whistle, banjo, peddle steel as well as acoustic and electric guitars.
 
Carbon Leaf debuted as an independent college band in 1993, eventually leading to a recording contract with Vanguard Records in 2004, resulting in three albums during their six years with the label. Along the way, Carbon Leaf has scored hit singles at AAA and Hot AC Radio with "Life Less Ordinary" and "The Boxer," placed first in the International Songwriting Competition for “The War Was In Color”, was the first independent band to ever win an American Music Award, and in 2010, recorded the music for Universal Pictures ‘Curious George 2’ Soundtrack and released the wonderfully received original holiday/winter concept album, Christmas Child.
 
With more than 20 rich years together, the band now has an ambitious slate of new singles and full-album releases for the turning of each new season.