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Tea Leaf Green w/ Hill Country Revue, Folkgrass

When: Sat., Aug. 28 2010

Since leaving San Francisco for their first national tour in 2002, Tea Leaf Green has become a staple of the festival scene, from the High Sierra Music Festival in California to Jam Cruise, Wakarusa, and Bonnaroo. In 2007, after perhaps their most successful year on the festival circuit, bassist and founding member Ben Chambers left the band and was replaced by Reed Mathis, formerly of the jazz-funk Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Around the same time, with original members Scott Rager, Josh Clark, and singer Trevor Garrod, Tea Leaf Green signed its first significant recording contract with Surfdog Records. The label released the band’s fifth studio album, Looking West, in June. The collection includes a number of songs that Tea Leaf has been playing live for years but never recorded. Serious rockers like “Jackson Hole” combine with funkier tracks like “Can’t Get High” to form a cohesive album that is alternately dark and fun. But this band made its name on the road, and that’s where they really thrive. Tea Leaf Green brings their hallmark high-energy, psychedelic live show to the Pour House on Saturday. From the hills of north Mississippi, members of the dirty blues/Southern rock band North Mississippi Allstars — guitarist Luther Dickinson, little brother/drummer Cody, bassist Chris Chew, and guest players — return to Charleston as the Hill Country Revue. —Jared Booth

Price: $15

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