On June 2nd, Tea Leaf Green‘s acoustic alter-ego Coffee Bean Brown will release a live, acoustic record on its own Tea Leaf Green Partnership imprint. Called Coffee Bean Brown Comes Alive, the album was recorded at now-defunct New York City venue Mo Pitkin’s and features the four-piece experimenting with acoustic guitars, piano, banjo, cello, mandolin and more.
Some context? Sure thing…
Since its formation in 1997, Tea Leaf Green has released five studio albums. However, what they’re best known for are their live performances. Originally hailing from San Francisco, the band’s sound is heavily influenced by seventies rock, and has garnered them a highly-devoted group of followers. Having played venues across the country, and at festivals like All Good, Bonnaroo, Rothbury, and High Sierra, the band has made a reputation for itself as one to watch out for in the jam-rock scene. Coffee Bean Brown presents a stripped-down version of the band’s live energy; unplugged, Tea Leaf can show a softer, more intimate side.
In support of the release, Tea Leaf Grean will hit the road both as Tea Leaf Green and Coffee Bean Brown. Confirmed tour dates below.
Check out the sounds and styles of two acoustic numbers, including a mp3 of “Let Us Go” from Coffee Bean Brown Comes Alive below.
“Let Us Go”
Tea Leaf Green 2009 Tour Dates:
05/22 – Lexington, VA @ Buffalo Creek Music Festival
05/24 – Geneva, MN @ Mella Music Festival
05/27 – Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours %
05/29 – Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam
05/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory ^
07/02 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
07/12 – Masontown, WV @ All Good Music Festival
07/24 – Detroit Lakes, MN @ 10,000 Lakes Music Festival
07/25 – Detroit Lakes, MN @ 10,000 Lakes Music Festival
08/14 – Ozark, AR @ Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival
08/15 – Ozark, AR @ Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival
* = w/ Coffee Bean Brown
% = w/ Little Feat
^ = w/ Dark Star Orchestra