Next Saturday, February 24th, The Vogue in downtown Broad Ripple will be hosting two bands who have been around longer than the average lifespan of most medium-sized dogs. These two bands are Carbon Leaf and Sister Hazel. For those of you unfamiliar with either of them, please, keep reading.
Carbon Leaf has been around for twenty-five years, having been founded in 1993 in Richmond, Virginia. The band’s Facebook profile states that their sound is made by, “Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions 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”.
Over the course of their career, Carbon Leaf has played a countless number of live performances. They’ve also released a good seventeen albums since the band’s conception.
The band sharing the stage with Carbon Leaf has just as many years under their belt as a professional touring group. Sister Hazel started in 1993, just like Carbon Leaf, and they haven’t shown any signs of slowing down.
While it may be easy to think of rock stars as selfish and materialistic, Sister Hazel seems to want to prove that the opposite is true of them. The following is an excerpt from Sister Hazel’s Facebook profile.
“In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics For Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block and the Band, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.”
It’s nice to hear of bands giving back. It gives me all of the warm fuzzies.
The show with Carbon Leaf and Sister Hazel starts at 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 24th. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and tickets start at twenty dollars.