She has toured North America, Europe and Japan with artists including Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos, Rachael Yamagata, Joshua Radin, and The Weepies.She’s been very active in writing and recording for film and tv projects, as her music has been featured on soundtracks such as The Last Kiss, Safe Haven, Dear John, Hart of Dixie, and Ugly Betty.2013 was Carbon Leaf’s most ambitious year yet as a fully independent band, releasing two full- length albums, Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle and Constellation Prize six months apart from each other.For 2014, the band is taking a quick breath to look back at their 2004 album, Indian Summer, by celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary with a complete re-recording and a 50 city tour this fall.This year kicked off with Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle, a 12-song collection of Celtic-inspired, original tunes, and is already a fan favorite, debuting at #15 on the Billboard Top New Artist Album and #2 on the i Tunes Rock Chart.Sixth months later, Carbon Leaf’s 11th album Constellation Prize, explores American roots and folk,with 10 tracks ranging in tone from bluegrass and Appalachia, to country, rock and some more languid, extended jams.
We think fans are going to really enjoy Indian Summer Revisited.” 2013 2013 has been a prolific year for Carbon Leaf as they release their second full-length album, Constellation Prize, in September behind their 50 city “JUMP IN OR FALL” U. Since 2010 the band has released 5 independent albums – why wait two years for an album cycle?“We left our label in 2010, partly so that we could adopt a more rigorous release schedule and not wait to release an album every 2 years.We wanted to see how far we could push ourselves musically so we set about a rigorous agenda for writing, recording, releasing and touring.It is an eloquent and sweet musing on the threads that keep our hearts intact as we wisen and grow with age, and ponder what is waiting in the unknown beyond our friends, family and community.Ultimately it is a call to live well, to love, and to lean in and trust.
Along the way, Carbon Leaf has scored hit singles at AAA and Hot AC Radio with “Life Less Ordinary” and “The Boxer”; placed first in the International Songwriting Competition for “The War Was In Color”; was the first independent band to ever win an American Music Award; and in 2010, recorded the music for Universal Pictures Curious George 2 soundtrack. SAM WILSON Sam Wilson is the eldest of the brothers in the cosmic Americana group Sons of Bill, whose four studio albums and decade of international touring has garnered praise from some of the world’s top critics including The Guardian who dubbed them “Virginia's scholarly heirs to R. M.” A classical guitar major who spent years as a jazz musician in New York City, Sam is also an adept producer, studio owner, and multi-instrumentalist, lending his full range of talents to this new collaborative single. depending on the track, even moving into their own brand of down-home psychedelia that American Songwriter described as a "countrified Pink Floyd." But the real achievement of Love and Logic is the songwriting, the Wilson brothers’ ability to craft literate and deeply introspective lyrics while still managing to deliver it all as a rock and roll band.