I got the pleasure of meeting and photographing Carbon Leaf at the Lincoln theater in Raleigh NC. Carbon leaf is a name that has been around for just a few years, you know 25 years.... not long at all. ;)
The band still played the show in Raleigh as if they just got signed to a label and were releasing there debut album. They sounded great! The bands sound has a mixture of blues with folk and you can even hear some Celtic influence in there as well. Through out there 25 year history the band has done over 2,400 live concerts and has release over 17 albums. One of the biggest hits they had that was given repeat air play was a song called "life less ordinary". This song was a big hit and had a regular rotation on the radio. The song was off their album "Indian Summer" and went to number #5 on the top adult contemporary billboard charts. Watch the video below.
Band members include Barry Privett, Terry Clark, Carter Gravatt, Jason Neal and Jon Markel.
The band has had a few rotation changes over the years but that has not stopped them from creating and performing in front of dedicated fans.
The Lincoln Theater is in downtown Raleigh and has a long and interesting history. The place was packed and fans were ready to hear Carbon Leaf. I went back stage to introduce myself, I wanted to let them know that I would be the guy walking around taking pictures. I got to talk with them for a little bit and they were really nice and accommodating to me. We talked about different areas to photograph and made sure I talked with them about different shots I was looking for. After I met up with the band I went back out into the audience and got ready for there entrance. The lights went low and the band came to the stage with screaming fans excited to see them in the Raleigh NC area. They welcomed everyone and started playing and they sounded great. They were interactive the the fans, joked around, talked with the fans and sang beautiful. It was a great show and I would recommend anyone to see this band. Even after 25 years they still sound amazing and give just as good of a show as they would have 25 years ago! Thanks to Carbon Leaf for having me out to photograph the show! What the video below of their opening song.
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