Tea Leaf Green Earth Day Weekend
Two-Night Fillmore Party Welcomes S.F. 'Green' Community
On Friday and Saturday April 17-18, San Francisco's Tea Leaf Green returns to the historic Fillmore for what promises to be an epic Earth Day Weekend party for the Bay Area's 'Green' community.
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Known for its triumphant brand of psychedelic rock 'n' roll – which has been likened to its San Francisco forebears – Tea Leaf Green's music is characterized by the Earth-inspired lyrics and poignant vocals of keyboard player Trevor Garrod, a botanist who grew up on a northern California farm. The tension-release solos and soul-piercing blues guitar of Josh Clark trigger bursts of confetti to explode from the crowd at peak moments, while one of the filthiest rhythm sections in rock n’ roll – bass virtuoso, Reed Mathis, and drummer, Scott "Ice Man" Rager – hold down the deep end.
Playing hometown shows in a city consistently ranked among the 'greenest' in the nation, the band is reaching out to the Bay Area's 'green' community, and has invited two environmental non-profits to be a part of the event each night.
Friday night, the California Student Sustainability Coalition - a project of Earth Island Institute that is transforming the operations of higher education institutions – will be joined by Conservation Value Institute, which is organizing the band's Earth Day initiative as part of its Music industry Partnerships education program. Saturday night, ChangeSF – a community campaign for the sustainable transformation of San Francisco – will be joined by HeadCount, who will be promoting its new partnership with Save The Bay.
"Respecting the Earth is really important to Tea Leaf Green," says the band's long-time entertainment coordinator, Todd "Sauce" Wallenbrock, who is known to hike 30+ miles deep into wilderness areas of the American West. "You find out what is important in maintaining this world really quickly. Spend a few days in the back country catching three pound goldens [trout] for dinner, and things make little more sense."
Friday night, rising Indy/Newgrass band, Or, the Whale will open the show on the main stage, while guitar maestro, Sean Leahy, plays the poster room before the show and during set break.
Seattle superstars and Summer Meltdown hosts Flowmotion open Saturday night, and Eugene, Oregon's Freedom Tribe will play its vaunted mystical soundscapes in the poster room.
Click here to purchase tickets to the April 17 show, and here for April 18.
Pre-parties are on tap for both nights. Following its Fillmore shows, Tea Leaf Green will embark on an east coast tour, and then will launch into a summer filled with festival appearances, highlighted by Mountain Jam, High Sierra, AllGood, and 10,000 Lakes. Complete Tea Leaf Green tour dates available here.