Folk

~Fun lovin Indie Folk-core duo featuring Paleface himself and darling drummer Mo~

More than a decade since his last major label release and collapse from alcohol abuse, PALEFACE, a founding member of NYC's Anti-folk movement, is back with his Ramseur Records full length debut, The Show Is On The Road, "songs you'd be glad to hum for the rest of the day" PASTE.

Soon after the record released in April 2009 it landed on the CMJ top 200 charts and PASTE Magazine featured PALEFACE as "Band Of The Week".

"Amy Speace is the perfect torchbearer for the unconscious cool of true Americana" - The Houston Press

“I kind of spilled blood all over this project,” Amy Speace says of her new album The Killer In Me, which marks a quantum creative leap from the artist’s 2006 breakthrough effort Songs For Bright Street. While that release won her widespread critical acclaim and a loyal international fan base, The Killer In Me finds the New York-based singer/songwriter forging into deeper, darker lyrical and musical terrain, borne largely out of relationships gone wrong, then right and wrong again. “This is the record that I needed to make,” Speace states. “In many ways, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And in some ways, it was the easiest. Writing the songs was emotionally difficult, deep and intense–it was kind of an exorcism. But in the end, the songs flowed pretty quickly. You write the things that you’re afraid to say out loud.”

"Red Molly may be from New York, but their bluegrass and old-time gospel sounds and buoyant three-part harmonies are so down-home it's as if their notes are carried to you on the crisp air of the Ozarks."
-The Boston Globe

On a July evening in 2004, at their campsite at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello harmonized for the very first time. As they sang their campmates off to sleep, they knew they had stumbled into something extraordinary. Audiences seem to agree. Since that summer night, Red Molly has consistently brought concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship and a warm, engaging stage presence.

Bruce Lewis

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Guitarist singer/ songwriter, Bruce Lewis, is a longtime player on the world acoustic music scene. His CD Walk Down That Lonesome Fretboard, was glowingly praised by Acoustic Guitar-- especially for its innovations in bringing the uptempo flatpick style to acoustic Blues and for effectively using open tunings in Bluegrass. He has performed with such world renowned acoustic musicians as Bela Fleck, Larry Coryell and Bob Brozman.

From the words of her hometown paper in Jackson, WY, “Margo Valiante sings the blues high, strong and convincingly,” a skill she acquired in the mountains and has brought, since the fall of 2008, to Austin, TX. Margo grew up singing with her father at a young age and eventually translated that passion into her life as a music major at Skidmore College. A seasoned performer from the first note to the last, you’ll never hear a moment of hesitation in her songwriting or in her voice.

Harpeth Rising is something new. Their sound, comprised of violin, banjo, cello and drums is both recognizable and undefinable. Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals,) and Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals,) started the band as just a duo under the name Sisters Grimm, busking their way across the United States in the summer of 2007. They then spent a year on Maui, performing, writing songs and developing their sound. Within their short stay in Hawaii, they were featured in Maui Times, Maui News, Maui Weekly, and made numerous live recordings for Mana’o Radio. They returned to the Mainland in 2008, moving to Nashville, TN.

Neil Jacobs

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Neil Jacobs is truly a master of the acoustic 12-string guitar. With his own style of playing that the St Louis Riverfront Times describes as "mesmerizing" and the Austin Chronicle describes as "the rockin'est since early Leo Kottke", Neil covers a full spectrum of styles and dynamics, touching on music diverse and varied as Gypsy, World, Balkan Folk, Jazz, and Fingerstyle guitar. A self-taught musician, Neil draws inspiration from his world travels and experiences. His most recent focus includes the Gypsy music of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, which is showcased in his third CD "American Gypsy." For that CD, he draws from his first hand knowledge of Eastern European Gypsy, Balkan and World Folk music to create his riveting compositions.

Red Molly

"Red Molly may be from New York, but their bluegrass and old-time gospel sounds and buoyant three-part harmonies are so down-home it's as if their notes are carried to you on the crisp air of the Ozarks."
-The Boston Globe

On a July evening in 2004, at their campsite at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello harmonized for the very first time. As they sang their campmates off to sleep, they knew they had stumbled into something extraordinary. Audiences seem to agree. Since that summer night, Red Molly has consistently brought concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship and a warm, engaging stage presence.

Lewis Brothers

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Eventually, it was going to happen.

Three brothers, all with vastly different music backgrounds, would end up in the same band, aptly named the Lewis Brothers. Russell P., Richard, and Jeff Lewis, combined with percussionist Dennis Foreman, form an exciting arrangement of eclectic and electric folk, rock, country, and general hillbillery. Songwriting duties are traded as often as they swap instruments on stage.

Jeff, formerly of the bluegrass outfit Big Scioto, brings a keen sense of melody and instrumentation. Richard, frontman of the now-defunct pop band Schooley Station, weaves thick harmonies and solid rhythm. Russell, in his first formal group, contributes traditional banjo with an unorthodox twist. The brothers' captivating energy is fueled by Foreman (formerly of Jakob Freely), who's background in world rhythms is applied to a drum kit nicely.

Call it punk-a-billy with traditional instruments. Call it supercharged folk rock. At any rate, call it fun.

Trees Leave has had the privilege of sharing the stage with the following artist: The Greencards, Sam Bush, Angie Aparro, Tim O'Brien, The Infamous Stringdusters, Irons In The Fire, The Lovell Sisters, Mac Powell (Third Day), Shane and Shane, Trevor Morgan, Randall Goodgame, Brianna Lane, Kort McCumber

"....adds a fresh voice to the alternative folk scene with songs that morn opportunities lost and celebrate hope renewed......the duo captures the essence of today's troubadour." - Wylie Graver / Verge Live Magazine

“Why can’t we let go of things that don’t want us? When we hear the sounds of ghosts that will haunt us, why don’t we run?” from “Run” by Trees Leave

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