“Virginia natives Carbon Leaf weave their signature indie-rock blend of Celtic, Appalachian, folk, and country into a rousing new brand of music best described as ‘ether-electrified porch music’.
The five-man band's steadfast arrangement of guitar, bass, drums, and mandolin is rounded out with more exotic instruments, like the bouzouki, fiddle, accordion and penny whistle, all tied together by lead singer Barry Privett's bold, straightforward baritone.
Long beloved in their hometown of Richmond and known for high-energy live shows, the group entered onto the national scene in 2002 by winning an American Music Award with the Irish-tinged hit “The Boxer,” a narrative about a fighter who's at the top of his game but scraping the bottom of love's barrel.
Pioneering dreams, broken hearts, Love’s renewal - all traverse the American landscape as common themes in Carbon Leaf's music, as is reflected in the dark, bluesy “Another Man's Woman,” and “Miss Hollywood,” a Southern-twanged ballad about the angst of dating an enormous sign.”
Native Run is Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley, both born and raised with deep roots in the Virginia commonwealth. It all started in a tiny, red practice room at their local Virginia venue, Jammin Java. Though a young band, after hitting the road for two years straight they're no rookies to the stage. Wearing their hearts on their sleeves, Beauregard and Dawley bring a chemistry to the stage that is unparalleled.
Collectively, they bear influences from Shakespeare to Springsteen, and from Patsy Cline to Keith Urban. Hailed by Paste Magazine as "The Best of What's Next", it is no surprise that the duo is now taking Nashville by storm. Native Run will be gracing the stage this fall at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.