About Green Tea
Green Tea was formed in 2001 when members of Third Stone & Beggars Bash got together to make some music, jam and share some ideas. Five years later Green Tea is going strong with a wealth of original material, a second studio CD under way and momentum that is contagious.
The five-piece line up consists of two guitars, bass, drums and percussion. Jay Jarvis shares the lead vocals and plays percussion, flute, harmonica and guitar as well. This variety gives the band a depth not often found in a five-piece unit. Melody lines and groove work in and out with guitar lines and harmonies that define the sound of Green Tea.
The songs are the driving force and that is what we are selling. Toby Kniffin is the primary songwriter and his well-crafted compositions work. He has been playing and writing for nearly twenty years, has performed up and down the East Coast and has learned how to harness emotion and craft a song that can be delivered by a live band. He spent a the late 80’s and most of the 90’s fronting the very successful group Third Stone. Since then he has been a leading force in the band Liquid Dead, based out of Burlington, VT. Liquid Dead created a vibe with their outstanding musicianship & loyal following of deadheads and music lovers. What also developed was a devoted fan-base for Toby and the energy and soul he brings to the music.
Rounding out the line-up for Green Tea is Jamie Conroy on guitar, Joel O’Lary on bass and John Grady on the drum kit. The music that has influenced the sound of Green Tea ranges from the melody and magic of Garcia/Hunter to the edgy progressive rock of the Dixie Dreggs, to the passion of Bob Dylan, to the singing guitar harmonies of the Allman Brothers.
Green Tea released its debut CD in October 2005 titled The Healing. The band is very excited and proud of the disc and is gearing up to gig extensively throughout New England during 2006 to support the disc.
Here are a few of the very talented artists Green Tea has performed with over the years:
Hot Tuna, The Outlaws, Max Creek, Physical Graffiti, Shockra, Named By Strangers, Liquid Dead, Young Neil & the Vipers, Adam Ezra Group, Brides of Jesus, James Montgomery Band, The Casual Fiasco, Miracle Train, The New Prophets, Jeremy Harple.
Again this is only a sample of some of the finest artists that we have been fortunate enough to have performed with and we look forward to experiencing more of the great music that’s out there being created today.