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Green Tea

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Green Tea was formed in the fall of 2000 when a group of local musicians, artists & friends got together to jam. Since the inception Green Tea has been about songwriting, improvisation, musicianship & sharing that energy with a live audience. During the fall of 2005 the band recorded its first studio CD entitled "The Healing". That debut disc along with a slew of Gigs in the Northeast has pushed Green Tea out onto the Jamband scene.

As 2006 rolled along the band picked up momentum and is certain to break out in 2007. Recently Green Tea has been a part of the Annual Music Festival on Block Island, performed for hundreds of new fans in New Hampshire & Vermont & has been invited to perform at the Rocky Road Music Festival in Louden New Hampshire in April 2007. The band is also currently at work on its second studio album being recorded & produced in West Dover, Vermont at Northern Track studio. The songs for the upcoming CD tentatively titled "Steep" are refreshing, high energy pieces that allow the freedom to jam while maintaining a solid sense of melody & harmony.

Like most jam bands today Green Tea thrives on extended improvisation and interplay between the members, but never at the expense of the song itself. Green Tea is fronted by two outstanding vocalists in Toby Kniffin and Jason Jarvis. The band has always been about selling the song and that characteristic is what makes Green Tea stand out among today's top jam bands.

teaThe line-up includes Toby Kniffin on lead vocals and guitar, Jason Jarvis on lead vocals, percussion, harmonica & flute, Jamie Conroy on guitar, John Grady on drums & Joel O'lari on bass. The influences and experience of these five define the sound of Green Tea & the spirit of the music they create. Over the years we have had the good fortune of performing with some very talented and seasoned acts such as Max Creek, Hot Tuna, The Outlaws, Miracle Train, Shockra, Young Neil & The Vipers, Liquid Dead, The Adam Ezra Group, Uncle Billy's Smokehouse, The Casual Fiasco, The Attic, Funk Nugget, Named By Strangers, James Montgomery Band, Physical Graffiti, The Brides of Jesus.

It is always & honor and privilege to share the stage with musicians creating positive energy and vibe while showcasing their talents. Since 2000 Green Tea has performed at a fantastic run of venues & clubs throughout New England that include: The Snow Barn @ Mount Snow, The Island House, The Call, The Century Lounge, Captain Nick's, The Rusty Nail, Killington Base Lodge, The Bon Vue Inn, The Wheel House, Sunday River Brew Pub, The Old Port Tavern, The Matterhorn, Stella Notte, The Perfect Wife, The Barley House, Milly's Tavern, & Shamrocks.

Please contact Jamie Conroy for any info regarding bookings, promotion & CD distribution.

Sub Pop Goes Green with Bonneville Environmental Foundation

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Sub Pop Records, the music label that has given rise to bands ranging from Nirvana to The Shins, announced today that it has purchased enough Green-e certified Green Tags, also known as renewable energy credits, from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to equal 100 percent of the company's energy use. To date, Sub Pop records is the first Green-e certified record label company in the United States.

"I was made aware of the program by one of my co-workers. I was, quite frankly, shocked by how easy it is to support renewable energy. Green Tags are a simple way for anyone to choose wind energy, which, in turn, lowers dependence on burning fossils fuels for energy," said Jonathan Poneman, president of Sub Pop Records. "Green Tags fulfill an important commitment to both the planet and the Pacific Northwest, where Sub Pop is rooted."

Earlier this year, Sub Pop Records' recording artist Kelley Stoltz released Below the Branches as the first album to be green powered and incorporate the Green-e label on its packaging. Like Kelley Stoltz, Sub Pop Records is promoting climate recovery by supporting new renewable energy, such as wind and solar power.

"Sub Pop has been synonymous with helping talented new artists support their passion for creating music," said Patrick Nye, director of sales of Bonneville Environmental Foundation. "Now, Sub Pop Records is directing the same energy toward new, renewable sources of power."

Both Sub Pop Records and Kelley Stoltz hope to influence other artists and music fans to consider what they can do to shift our nation's energy model to clean renewable technologies.

About Sub Pop Records
Sub Pop Records started eighteen years ago with releases from bands that were relatively unknown at the time, including Mudhoney, Nirvana and Soundgarden. The label continues to champion new artists that have quickly become part of the music lexicon including The Postal Service, The Shins, Iron and Wine, Wolf Parade, and Band of Horses. Sub Pop is based in Seattle, Washington. Visit www.SubPop.com.

befAbout the Bonneville Environmental Foundation
The Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1998 and was a pioneer in developing the market for renewable energy certificates, which it calls Green Tags. BEF reinvests all the net revenues from Green Tags sales in support of its mission, which funds solar power systems for schools and businesses, wind power systems for farms and ranches, and restoration efforts for salmon-bearing streams. Visit http://www.GreenTagsUSA.org to learn what individuals, utilities, and businesses are doing to increase the use of wind and solar power in our nation's electricity grids. www.b-e-f.org or www.GreenTagsUSA.org .

About Green-e and the Center for Resource Solutions
Launched in 1997, the Green-e Renewable Energy Certification Program is the leading independent certification and verification program that sets standards for renewable energy options. The Green-e logo serves as the national symbol for consumer protection and "seal of approval" indicating high quality, verified renewable energy. Green-e provides an easy way for consumers to find environmentally friendly energy options that fit their budget and present much less environmental impact than electricity generated primarily by fossil fuels. To learn more about certified renewable energy available in all 50 states, visit www.green-e.org, or call 888.63.GREEN.

Green-e is a program of the Center for Resource Solutions, a national nonprofit organization that works to make it easier for people and organizations to use renewable energy as a tool for mitigating climate change. CRS designs and operates national and international programs that support the increased supply and use of renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, low-impact hydroelectric power, and other clean energy sources. To learn more about CRS, visit www.resource-solutions.org.