North Bay Hootenanny presents
The Easy Leaveswith guests:
Alison Harris and The Barn Owls
T.V. Mike and The Scarecrows
Emily Bonn and the Vivants
The Easy Leaves formed north of the Golden Gate in 2008 when songwriters Kevin Carducci and Sage Fifield combined influences and distilled their first batch of original material. With both immersed in the diverse sounds of flailing rockers, gospel skeptics, and country outlaws- the resulting collaboration meanders from grassland stomps into personal spirituals, from minor swings to honky-tonk grinds, and conveys subtle grooves reminiscent of the golden age of R&B. They've crafted a versatile sound that never wanders too far from it?s roots, while continually sprawling out in new directions. Their performances, fueled by a two-stroke blend of raw emotion and rhythmic force, are marked by honest moments of self-deprecating humor and an understated lyrical integrity. Their earnest tone is one of celebration that translates to a full range of atmospheres- from quiet listening rooms to crowded dive bars- inspiring listeners to dance, cry, stomp, drink, and shout- and often, to come back for more.