Richmond indie folk band Carbon Leaf will be playing a special hometown show on Saturday, Dec. 13 at The National in support of the release of “Indian Summer Revisited,” a re-recording of the band’s breakout 2004 album, “Indian Summer.” These shows always tend to be a bit crazy, so best get there early.
23 years, 11 studio albums, AAA and Hot AC radio success with “The Boxer” and “Life Less Ordinary”, and the honor of being the first independent band to win an American Music Award for ‘Best Unsigned Act’ are a few of the accolades that Richmond-based band Carbon Leaf has earned throughout the years. Over that time span the band has played numerous festivals including Bumbershoot, Wakarusa, Summerfest, and this year Carbon Leaf hosted its own festival, Ragtime Carnival, which attracted performances from Holly Williams, The Black Cadillacs, The Wild Feathers, and Delta Rae. The band has also shared the stage with immense musical talents such as The Avett Brothers, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Dave Matthews Band, Guster, Matt Nathanson, Jason Mraz, and David Gray. Perhaps the most important factor is that Carbon Leaf continues to push forward as an independent band with the support of its loyal fans, embarking this summer/fall on a 50+ show tour that will soon come to a close.