A San Francisco treat meets guitar histrionics
Rice-a-Roni and Tea Leaf Green undoubtedly have nothing in common, aside from San Franciscan roots. Regardless, the band boasts a live show full of the energy and build-and-release freedom of a jam band, which switches emphasis to orchestrated lyrical ballads.
The band’s four members are all California natives, including hollow-bodied guitarist Josh Clark, drummer Scott Rager, bassist Ben Chambers, who works with Rager to create solid rhythms and straight-forward bass lines, and keyboardist Trevor Garrod.
Unlike the majority of jam bands, Tea Leaf Green describes its music as bringing a more aggressive and progressive, rock style to the jam-band table.
The band has shared the stage with a variety of musical acts, including Steve Kimock, Particle, Jazz Mandolin Project, The Radiators and Leftover Salmon.
Tea Leaf Green and Eric McFadden Trio play Half Moon Saloon in West Vail tonight at 10. For more information, call the venue at 476-4314.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Andrew Harley can be contacted at (970) 949-0555 ext. 610 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.