One of the top touring jam bands out of San Francisco rolled into Richmond today to lay down tracks for an upcoming studio album. David Lowery of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven fame owns a recording studio here and has signed on as the producer for the new Tea Leaf Green album.
For those not familiar with TLG, they've been touring relentlessly for the past 10 years and have been making a big name for themselves with some help and support from the likes of Trey Anastasio (of Phish fame) as well as winning Song of the Year award at the 6th Annual Jammy Awards in 2006. I've seen them perform on several occasions and they put on a solid show. Those that frequent Richmond's live music halls may be lucky enough to catch a late night, impromptu appearance from some of the guys as they will be town for the next few days. The new record will be the fifth studio effort for TLG and the first since they got a new bass player, Reed Mathis. In addition to their studio albums, TLG has also released 5 live albums. Check them out sometime. They also have some shows posted on archive.org for your downloading pleasure.