It's been a busy summer for San Francisco's rising stars Tea Leaf Green, who made several festival appearances, including their second consecutive year at Bonnaroo. Two years ago, the band played an epic debut performance to a Bonnaroo crowd of nearly 10,000; the audience spilled from under the massive tented area to be part of Tea Leaf Green history. Since then, with non-stop touring and two critically acclaimed releases, Tea Leaf Green has garnered themselves a position among today's brightest young rockers.
Tea Leaf Green's latest release, Rock 'n' Roll Band (October 2006), captures lightning in a bottle. Available separately in both CD & DVD formats, the project joins the band for an evening performance at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, and offers an intimate look at a day in the life of a young rock band on the rise. The DVD was directed by filmmaker Justin Kreutzmann, son of The Grateful Dead's Billy Kreutzmann.
In November 2007, after 10 years touring with Tea Leaf Green, bassist Ben Chambers left the band to pursue life off the road. Now, Tea Leaf Green welcomes friend and colleague Reed Mathis (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) to the TLG organization. Audiences can experience Tea Leaf Green's electrifying live show this fall at theaters coast to coast. The current list of confirmed dates is as follows:
December 07 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz CA
December 08 Troubadour West Hollywood CA
December 20-21 19 Broadway Fairfax CA
December 29 Beacon Theater New York NY supporting Gov't Mule
January 11 Bluebird Theater Denver CO
January 12 Fox Theatre Boulder CO
January 13 Hodi's Half Note Fort Collins CO
January 14 Ski Jam - Steamboat Music Tent Steamboat Springs CO
January 18-19 Crystal Bay Club Crystal Bay Nevada co-bill with Hot Buttered Rum
February 29 - March 01 Fillmore San Francisco CA
March 14-16 Jam in the 'Dam Amsterdam Netherlands
More dates to be announced.
Since the release of the band's first album, Taught to be Proud (2005), Tea Leaf Green has relentlessly toured North America, honing their strength as both songwriters and improvisers. Thanks to their dedicated and connected fan base, the band has gone from playing small bars to large theatres in just a few short years by consistently delivering fresh, mind-blowing live performances. After winning the "Song of the Year" Jammy award for Taught to be Proud 's title track, the road warriors plowed ahead and now sell out shows in major markets including Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York and, most notably, the historic Fillmore Auditorium in their hometown of San Francisco, CA. The band's chops have earned them the respect of their musical contemporaries, sharing the stage with such acts as Dave Matthews Band, Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, and Bruce Hornsby.