With sixteen albums and over 2,300 live shows spanning a twenty-four-year career, Carbon Leaf continues to create the music and the spirit that resonate with its fans into 2017. Blending folk, Celtic, bluegrass, Americana, and rock traditions into what the group calls Ether-Electrified Porch Music, the Virginia quintet’s songs of love, life, heartbreak, and landscape are independently written, recorded, and produced from their home studio in Richmond. The band’s music incorporates acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion, and vocal harmony.
Some call Carbon Leaf’s music Southern, others label it Celtic and still others say it leans toward bluegrass or some combination of formats. No matter what your take on the . . . band’s sound, almost everyone can agree that Carbon Leaf creates music that just isn’t heard anywhere else—and that’s what keeps fans clamoring for more music.