|This Friday -- Haves, George and I are planning on going to the Carbon Leaf show at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. |
I've seen them one other time. This Virginia based band provides a pleasant set of Irish influenced acoustic-based rock. It will be a pleasant night out and the tickets are only $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
The band's website streams tracks from their latest album, Indian Summer. If you like what you hear, consider attending the show.
From the band's FAQ section:
Each of us has different musical influences, from classic rock to pop, jazz to jam, Celtic to bluegrass and roots.
I like Celtic music, bluegrass, but in smaller doses these days. As a kid, I grew up on too much Monkees and Beach Boys and Aha (some of the best lyrics out there), with adolescence spent on too much R.E.M., The Police & Sting, Nirvana, and Stone Roses. I like film scores. I am in need of time and money to pursue a lot of good music out there, but currently listen to some Strokes, David Gray, small doses of Coldplay & Radiohead, The Beatles, and Vanessa Daou.
Carter grew up with a lot of R.E.M., Phish and Bad Religion. Nowadays theres tons of different things on his radar: Brad Mehldau, David Grier, Danny Gatton, Uncle Tupelo, Bill Frisell, Pat Methany, Morphine, Mike Marshall, and Edgar Meyer.
Jordan grew up on Sting, Miles Davis, Barenaked Ladies, U2... while Terry favored Neil Young, AC/DC, The Pogues and The Chieftains.
Scott grew up on classic rock - Aerosmith, The Who, U2. In college, he was into Phish, Primus, 311, and the then "new" Seattle scene. These days, it's everything from Flaming Lips to Medeski, Martin & Wood, Fiona Apple to John Prine, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Blink 182, Planet Drum, Calexico, Galactic, and The Roots.