Jam band performs for free
Program Council brought the funk-jam band, Tea Leaf Green, to perform for students at Farrand Field Sept. 27.
“I thought it would be a good fit for Homecoming Weekend,” said organizer Stephanie Chavez, a senior communication major.
According to their Web site, Tea Leaf Green is a San Francisco-based quartet that performed at last summer’s Bonnaroo Festival. A favorite among the hippie crowd, Tea Leaf Green won the Song of the Year Jammy Award for their song “Taught to be Proud,” which is also the title of their CD released in Nov. 2005.
Tea Leaf Green
Visit the band’s Web site for tour information, discography, photos and setlists of live shows.
The lead singer and guitarist is Josh Clark, who has a voice that is eerily similar to the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. Ben C was late to the show, but he made up for it by playing the bass and doing vocals non-stop. Scott Rager played the drums, and Trevor Garrod played the keyboard and did vocals.
Tea Leaf Green sounds like a combination between John Butler Trio and Phish. Their sound drew a large crowd of CU students.
The band is well-known for stretching their songs out to be nearly 20 minutes long. Some of their more popular songs include “The Garden Part 3” and “Pretty Jane.”
“I think it’s going to be awesome,” said Danny Sax, a junior English major and part of Program Council, before the show started.
There were two opening bands who performed and they included Future Jazz Project along with the Boulder-based band Springdale Quartet.
During their performance, many students were sitting on the grass at Farrand Field enjoying the music while the stench of marijuana permeated the air.
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