Carbon Leaf // Cleveland, OH 10.5.18

Carbon Leaf

25th Anniversary Tour

Music Box Supper Club

Cleveland, OH

October 5th, 2018

Words and Photos by Steffi Wegewitz

Carbon Leaf are currently touring the US on their “25th Anniversary Tour” and I caught them on their sold-out stop at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland last week. The band recently released their latest EP “GatheringVol.1” and we were lucky to hear 4 out of the 5 songs on in live.

About halfway through the set they played a little acoustic set, which sounded beautiful. They joked that there were some budget cuts and that they were gonna come out in sets now and that the audience gets to decide who stays and who goes.

Barry Privet, the lead singer, told us how 4 days into this tour their truck broke down in Texas. Up until today said truck is still in Texas being worked on. This tour has not been without hiccups, but the band is so grateful to be celebrating their 25th anniversary with everyone that has been coming out to see them on this tour.

The Music Box Supper Club is located right by the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland and when the band realized that this was the Cuyahoga River, they of course had to sing part of “Cuyahoga” by R.E.M.

For the encore the band came on stage and sang their last song a cappella, without any instruments or microphones. What a perfect ending to an amazing performance.

Setlist:
01. Seed
02. What About Everything
03. Sparklers
04. One Prairie Outpost
05. Life Less Ordinary
06. Come Sunday Morn
07. Bow & Arrow
08. Desperation Song
09. American Tale
10. The War Was In Color
11. Midwestern Girl (acoustic)
12. Block Of The Wood (acoustic)
13. Miss Hollywood (acoustic)
14. Ragtime Carnival (acoustic)
15. Gathering
16. She’s Gone
17. Boxer
18. Troubles

Encore
19. The Sea
20. Gifts From The Crow

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