- November 16, 2012 - November 16, 2012
- Venue Details: Jefferson Theater
- Address: 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Times: Doors 7 pm Showtime 8 pm
- Admission: $16 Advance; $18 Day of Show
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As Carbon Leaf approaches their 20th year of award-winning recording and touring, the band's rigorous path of independence continues, focusing on writing, producing and releasing new material directly to their fans for 2012. The Richmond, Virginia-based group began as an independent act in 1992, later signing on with Vanguard Records for a three-album stint in 2004. Along the way, Carbon Leaf scored hit singles at both AAA and Hot AC Radio with "Life Less Ordinary" and "The Boxer," placed first in the International Songwriting Competition, won an American Music Award, and recorded the music for Universal's Curious George II soundtrack in 2010. With ten albums under their belt, Carbon Leaf continues to distill the essence of what truly matters most to them: A fierce DIY approach to making music and a direct connection and commitment to their fans. In 2010, the band left Vanguard and has since resumed an aggressive schedule of releasing new music through their own label, Constant Ivy Music. In a 16 month span, the band released How the West Was One, the wonderfully received holiday 'concept' album, Christmas Child, and the performance CD/DVD Live, Acoustic...and in Cinemascope! As Singer and Lyricist Barry Privett has noted, "Our core fans, who have sustained us through all these years, want new music! For us, the future has us writing and recording as prolifically as our muse will allow in between playing shows." And Carbon Leaf will continue to tour extensively throughout North America, performing over 125 live shows this year, appearing as a headliner for theater and club gigs, playing numerous festivals, and continuing their series of intimate acoustic shows for up-close-and-personal interaction with their fans. Clearly, Carbon Leaf's unique blend of Folk-Rock, Americana, Celtic, Bluegrass, Rock and Pop lends itself to a variety of live formats, which keeps fans engaged and wanting more. As Carbon Leaf looks ahead to an ever-evolving landscape, the future looks bright--new recordings and more touring, with an eye always aimed towards exploring new opportunities. Of course, this all begins with a basic premise. As Privett sums up: "We want to put out music we enjoy, at a faster pace for the fans. We like to write songs and record, but love taking the material on the road and connecting it to people."