Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tea Leaf Green & Conservation Value Institute Announce Earth Day Weekend 'Green' Community Party At San Francisco's Fillmore

And I was lookin’ up
at them tall redwood trees,
like looking up the skirt
of my destiny.
- Tea Leaf Green, “Zoom Zoom”

San Francisco, CA (April 7, 2009) -- On Friday and Saturday April 17-18, San Francisco’s Tea Leaf Green returns to the historic Fillmore for what promises to be an epic Earth Day Weekend party for the Bay Area’s ‘Green’ community. Click here to buy tickets: Night 1 & Night 2.

Known for its triumphant brand of psychedelic rock ’n’ roll – which has been likened to its San Francisco forebears – Tea Leaf Green’s music is characterized by the Earth-inspired lyrics and poignant vocals of keyboard player Trevor Garrod, a botanist who grew up on a northern California farm. The tension-release solos and soul-piercing blues guitar of Josh Clark trigger bursts of confetti to explode from the crowd at peak moments, while one of the filthiest rhythm sections in rock ‘n’ roll – bass virtuoso, Reed Mathis, and drummer, Scott “Ice Man” Rager – hold down the deep end.

Playing hometown shows in a city consistently ranked among the ‘greenest’ in the nation, the band is reaching out to the Bay Area’s ‘green’ community, and has invited two environmental non-profits to be a part of the event each night.

Friday night, the California Student Sustainability Coalition – a project of Earth Island Institute that is transforming the operations of higher education institutions – will be joined by Conservation Value Institute, which is organizing the band’s Earth Day initiative as part of its Music Industry Partnerships education program. Saturday night, ChangeSF – a community campaign for the sustainable transformation of San Francisco – will be joined by HeadCount, who will be promoting its new partnership with Save The Bay.

All I need’s a drop of water,
I’m a seed born on the wind.
I was once a flower
And I’ll be a flower again

- Tea Leaf Green, “If It Wasn’t For the Money”

“Respecting the Earth is really important to Tea Leaf Green,” says the band’s long-time entertainment coordinator, Todd “Sauce” Wallenbrock, who is known to hike 30+ miles deep into wilderness areas of the American West. “You find out what is important in maintaining this world really quickly. Spend a few days in the back country catching three pound goldens [trout] for dinner, and things make little more sense.”

Wise men are hiding in the mountains
while most of us are working too hard

- Tea Leaf Green, “Kali-Yuga”

Friday night, rising Indy/Newgrass band, Or, the Whale open the show on the main stage, while guitar maestro, Sean Leahy, plays the poster room before the show and during set break. Seattle superstars and Summer Meltdown hosts, Flowmotion, open Saturday night, and Eugene, Oregon’s Freedom Tribe will play its vaunted mystical soundscapes in the poster room.

Click here to purchase tickets to what promises to be a historic pair of Earth Day weekend shows: Night 1 & Night 2.

Pre-parties are on tap for both nights – check the band’s “Forum” at TeaLeafGreen.com for details.

Following its Fillmore shows, Tea Leaf Green will embark on an east coast tour, and then will launch into a summer filled with festival appearances, highlighted by Mountain Jam, High Sierra, AllGood, and 10,000 Lakes.

Nature Is Heaven’s Accord.

- Tea Leaf Green, “Innocence”


About Conservation Value Institute (http://www.conservationvalue.org): Conservation Value Institute’s research and education programs focus on fostering the rising sustainability revolution. Currently, we are focused on connecting consumers and businesses with green solutions that also serve as recession solutions. We aim to debunk the myth that protecting the environment is harmful to the economy and to foster its replacement by a positive vision of sustainability as the smart path to becoming wealthier, healthier and safer communities.

About California Student Sustainability Coalition (http://www.sustainabilitycoalition.org): The California Student Sustainability Coalition – a Project of Earth Island Institute – is a state-wide network of Higher Education students and young leaders, that are working to collaboratively transform their Universities and Institutions in terms of operations, education, and policy, based on our inherent social, economic, and ecological responsibilities.

About ChangeSF: Change SF (http://www.changesf.net) is a community initiative with the intention to excite civic engagement and economic development around green projects through collaboration and culture. We strive to contribute to green jobs development and the enhancement of San Francisco’s position as an urban world leader in sustainable biology, technology and arts based culture.

About HeadCount’s Partnership with Save The Bay (http://www.headcount.org & http://www.savesfbay.org): HeadCount's core message in 2009 is to "Make your voice heard every day, not just on Election Day." After all, it's the passion of the fans that make the world of live music so special. HeadCount aims to channel that passion toward active civic participation. The first partnership promotes volunteer opportunities with "Save The Bay" in San Francisco, which works to protect, restore and celebrate the San Francisco Bay.

Press Contacts

Tea Leaf Green (www.tealeafgreen.com): Nola Schoder (760)-744-8000 nola@surfdog.com or Taylor Ralph: taylor@tealeafgreen.com

Conservation Value Institute (www.ConservationValue.org): Jonathan Gelbard, Ph.D. 510-898-4895 jon@conservationvalue.org

HeadCount (www.headcount.org): Andy Bernstein, andyb@headcount.org

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