Music less ordinary
Carbon Leaf celebrated its silver anniversary in 2018 behind a new album and extensive touring. Through more than 25 years together, the group’s independent music and spirit continue to resonate with its fans, and an authentic bond between the band members and their audience is evident, and nowhere more so than at The Ark. Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion, and rich vocal harmony. Writing and producing from their home studio in Richmond, Virginia, Carbon Leaf has released 17 albums and performed 2,400+ live shows throughout their enduring career.