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Carbon Leaf – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – November 16th, 2013

Carbon Leaf

Carbon Leaf

Shannon LaBrie

Sat, November 16, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$18 advance / $20 day of show

This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only.
Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

Carbon Leaf
Carbon Leaf
With a steady stream of independent releases in the works for 2013, Carbon Leaf’s autonomous voyage has come full circle – recording and producing from their own studio and releasing their music directly to fans – starting with Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle in February, a 12-song collection of Celtic-inspired original tunes.

Blending Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, Rock and Pop, perhaps Carbon Leaf’s music can best be summed up in the title of one of their earliest albums, Ether-Electrified Porch Music - a sound that conveys an aura of warmth, punctuated by diverse instruments including mandolin, upright bass, fiddle, penny whistle, banjo, peddle steel as well as acoustic and electric guitars.

Now in their 20th year of award-winning recording, this Virginia quintet is consistently traversing America with their nonstop touring schedule, bringing with them an impressive portfolio of achievements, as they continue to produce a steady stream of new music coupled with energetic live-shows throughout North America.

Carbon Leaf debuted as an independent college band in 1993, eventually leading to a recording contract with Vanguard Records in 2004, resulting in three albums during their six years with the label. Along the way, Carbon Leaf has scored hit singles at AAA and Hot AC Radio with "Life Less Ordinary" and "The Boxer," placed first in the International Songwriting Competition for “The War Was In Color”, was the first independent band to ever win an American Music Award, and in 2010, recorded the music for Universal Pictures ‘Curious George 2’ Soundtrack and released the wonderfully received original holiday/winter concept album, Christmas Child.

In celebration of 20 rich years together, the band has an ambitious slate of new singles and full-album releases
planned in 2013 for the turning of each new season.
Shannon LaBrie
Shannon LaBrie
On Shannon Labrie's debut album Just Be Honest, she kicks off the proceedings by staring down her demons and admonishing her biggest fears with "Secret," a retro-R&B influenced song laced with vibrant horns. The young songwriter comes by her fears honestly, battling a serious (and ongoing) illness at age 9 and losing her father at 14. She grew up fast, at first rebelling, then spending several years on a curious solo journey across the country studying philosophy, theology and writing songs before settling into Nashville's thriving independent music scene.

Adept on the piano and guitar, the singer/songwriter says she was "raised on James Taylor and Lauren Hill." Music Connection named her as one of the "Best Unsigned Artists of 2012" and she was featured alongside Brooke Waggoner, Matthew Perryman Jones and others on the Nashville Indie Spotlight, a digital sampler available exclusively on iTunes.
Just Be Honest, which was released by Zodlounge Records, debuted in the Top Ten of iTunes' Singer/Songwriter chart in February 2013. Perhaps the song that has gotten the most attention is "I Remember A Boy," backed by soulful guitar tones that hint at Daniel Lanois. The track was an American Songwriter "Daily Discovery" and Bob Lefsetz singled it out in The Lefsetz Letter, noting: "This track affected me. Made me believe like the great singer-songwriters of yore, maybe this woman has something to say. That in this crazy, mixed-up, shook-up world she can illuminate her story and people can relate."
The title song is a lush, rich plea that would fit alongside a playlist that includes Carole King and Norah Jones. "Gettin' Tired" reveals Shannon's penchant for jazz, a gift from her father, who "played original, complicated and beautiful songs regardless of the fact that he was never professionally trained," she shares. "Heartache of Love" showcases her talent on piano and reveals her more intimate side, reveling in the feelings of love and loss, while a contagious optimism shoves the dark clouds aside in "Love Somebody."
"In my darkest moments of loss, doubt and pain, I've been shown what it looks like to love someone and to be loved. My closest friends didn't run, didn't give up, and didn't let me sink. They stuck with me and brought me to the other side," recalls Labrie. "I hope my music can do the same for someone else."
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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