Monday, September 30, 2013

Carbon Leaf news

Carbon Leaf has just released Constellation Prize, their second new album of 2013. 

This year kicked off with the release of Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle, a 12-song collection of Celtic-inspired, original tunes.

It debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top New Artist Album Chart and #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart back in February.

Richmond, VA quintet's 11th album Constellation Prize is the companion piece to Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle and explores American roots and folk, with 10 tracks ranging in tone from bluegrass and Appalachia, to country, rock and some more languid, extended jams.

The band’s autonomous spirit forges on in recording and producing independently from their own studio. Releasing their music directly to fans has rekindled their creative output and inspired them to release more music and with greater frequency. Since 2010, the band has released five independent albums. 

Songs are often punctuated by diverse instruments including mandolin, upright bass, fiddle, penny whistle, banjo, cello, peddle steel, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, bodhrán and bagpipes.

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 scored hit singles at AAA and Hot AC Radio with “Life Less Ordinary” and “The Boxer.” The band placed first in the International Songwriting Competition for “The War Was In Color” and was the first independent band to ever win an American Music Award for the “The Boxer” in 2002. In 2010, Carbon Leaf wrote six songs for the Curious George 2 soundtrack (Universal Pictures).


OCT 3 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

OCT 4 Chicago, IL @ City Winery

OCT 5 Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre

OCT 7 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall

OCT 8 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center

OCT 9 Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop

OCT 10 Overland Park, KS @ Kanza Hall

OCT 11 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater

OCT 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

OCT 15 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

OCT 16 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

OCT 17 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

OCT 18 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door

OCT 19 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

OCT 20 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

OCT 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café

OCT 22 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic

OCT 24 Austin, TX @ The Parish

OCT 25 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater

OCT 26 Conroe, TX @ Doesy Doe’s Music Café

OCT 27 Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre

OCT 29 Nashville, TN @ High Watt

NOV 8 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre

NOV 9 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live

NOV 10 Bay Shore, NY @ Boulton Center for Performing Arts

NOV 14 Uncasville, CT @ The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino

NOV 15 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

NOV 16 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

NOV 21 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s

NOV 22 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

NOV 23 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater

DEC 12 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

DEC 13 Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall

DEC 14 Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall

DEC19 Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere

DEC 20 Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere

DEC 21 Richmond, VA @ The National


Constellation Prize Track Listing

1. Circus
2. Love Rain Down
3. Alcatraz
4. All Of My Love
5. Two Aging Truckers
6. Ragtime Carnival
7. Sparklers
8. Pierce My Heart
9. Wolfin’ Down Your Heart
10. Tombstone vs. Ashes


Barry Privett - vocals
Terry Clark - guitars, vocals
Carter Gravatt -guitars, mandolin, fiddle, vocals
Jon Markel - bass, vocals Jason Neal - drums, vocals

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