Tea Leaf Green - This Saturday (2/12/11) at New York City's Highline BallroomFebruary 7, 2011 - by City Guide News Desk
This Saturday, February 12, 2011, Tea Leaf Green will perform at New York City's Highline Ballroom, with The Bridge. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For tickets and more information, click here.
Sharing some of the style and substance of musical contemporaries My Morning Jacket, Wolfmother, and the Raconteurs, Tea Leaf Green conjures the spirit of bands like '70s Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and The Grateful Dead, taking classic sounds and giving them a present-day polish. Tea Leaf Green reminds us at every turn just how alluring rock 'n' roll can be.
The band issued their first national release, Taught to Be Proud, in 2005 and within a year they were opening for Gov’t Mule, Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthew Band and a host of other lauded musicians. In 2007, the band added new member Reed Mathis, one of the live music scene’s most talented, in-demand bass players, formerly of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Mathis’s stylistic versatility on bass created deeper musical shades for Tea Leaf Green and the result was a new, more mature sound for the band.
In June 2010 Tea Leaf Green released Looking West, their first studio album in 2 years. The release is a compilation of road-tested, fan-favorite songs that the band had never recorded in the studio. The album marks a new chapter for Tea Leaf Green and represents their artistic and individual growth since their formation more than a decade ago.