Carbon Leaf: 25 Year Anniversary Tour
Wed 17 Oct 2018 London O2 Islington Academy 1
Thu 18 Oct 2018 Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Fri 19 Oct 2018 Manchester Deaf Institute
Sat 20 Oct 2018 Glasgow King Tuts
This tour finds Carbon Leaf celebrating a monumental 25 year anniversary. “We’ve been gifted an opportunity to write and perform in front of an audience for 25 years now and it’s hard to believe,” reflects Carbon Leaf’s Barry Privett. “We are lucky to have someone on the other end, receiving what we create, and giving back a connectedness that not everyone gets to experience. There is a lot of space, time, and miles on either end of a 2-hour show. Our audience has been the thing that sustains us and drives us forward. It’s not something we take for granted.”
With a career spanning 25 years, 17 albums, and 2,400+ live shows, Carbon Leaf’s independent spirit and vibrant music continues to resonate with its fans. The group blends folk, Celtic, bluegrass, Americana and rock traditions into what the group calls ‘Ether-Electrified Porch Music,’ a term coined from its 1999 album of the same name. The Virginia quintet’s songs of life, love, heartbreak and landscape are independently written, recorded and produced from its own studio in Richmond.
The past few years have been spent unearthing albums from the band’s days on Vanguard Records, and re-recording those projects. By re-recording and releasing those three albums, Indian Summer Revisited (2014), Love Loss Hope Repeat Reneaux (2015), and Nothing Rhymes With Woman (2016), Carbon Leaf has now regained ownership of its entire catalog. Carbon Leaf will continue touring throughout 2018 as it readies its first batch of original songs since 2014’s ambitious double release, Constellation Prize and the Celtic-inspired Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle.
Carbon Leaf debuted as an independent college band in 1993, eventually leading to a recording contract with Vanguard Records in 2004. Carbon Leaf recorded and released three albums during its 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.