Indian Summer

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
With Indian Summer, Carbon Leaf takes the leap from "America's preeminent unsigned band" to a member of Vanguard Records' roster. Hailing from Richmond, VA, vocalist Barry Privett, multi-instrumentalist Carter Gravatt, bassist Jordan Medas, drummer Scott Milstead, and guitarist Terry Clark concoct a solid pop
ock sound filled with lots of acoustic and electric guitars and good harmony. The opener, "Life Less Ordinary," reveals that despite Carbon Leaf's D.I.Y. background, the band is quite capable of making radio-friendly tracks. Even with a large arsenal of non-pop
ock instruments -- mandolin, lap...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
With Indian Summer, Carbon Leaf takes the leap from "America's preeminent unsigned band" to a member of Vanguard Records' roster. Hailing from Richmond, VA, vocalist Barry Privett, multi-instrumentalist Carter Gravatt, bassist Jordan Medas, drummer Scott Milstead, and guitarist Terry Clark concoct a solid pop
ock sound filled with lots of acoustic and electric guitars and good harmony. The opener, "Life Less Ordinary," reveals that despite Carbon Leaf's D.I.Y. background, the band is quite capable of making radio-friendly tracks. Even with a large arsenal of non-pop
ock instruments -- mandolin, lap steel, and bouzouki -- the overall blend works in accord with the vocals on catchy tracks like "What About Everything?" and "Raise the Roof." The instrumental firepower also gives the band and producer John Morand lots of elasticity in matching the arrangement to the mood of each song. There's the nice acoustic underpinning of "Let Your Troubles Roll By," the heavy guitar work on the bridge of "Changeless," the guitar runs and steady backbeat of "This Is My Song!," and the heavy bass that anchors "Grey Sky Eyes." Of course, none of this would work so well without good vocals, and Carbon Leaf is blessed with more than one good singer. A solid entry into the mainstream, Indian Summer seems to promise more good things from Carbon Leaf.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707977524
  • Catalog Number: 79775
  • Sales rank: 93,747

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Life Less Ordinary (3:35)
  2. 2 What About Everything? (3:44)
  3. 3 Changeless (5:08)
  4. 4 This Is My Song! (4:01)
  5. 5 Grey Sky Eyes (3:42)
  6. 6 Raise the Roof (5:50)
  7. 7 Paloma (4:47)
  8. 8 One Prairie Outpost (3:19)
  9. 9 Let Your Troubles Roll By (5:26)
  10. 10 When I'm Alone (4:54)
  11. 11 The Sea (7:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carbon Leaf Primary Artist
David Lowery Guitar, Keyboards
Justin Riccio Triangle
Gabriel Tomasini Conga, Shaker
Barry Privett Penny Whistle
Jordan Medas Electric Bass, Vocals, Double Bass, Bowed Bass, Group Member
Carter Gravatt Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Loops, Lap Steel Guitar, Group Member
Scott Milstead Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Terry Clark Acoustic Guitar
Laura Roeloff Strings
Gabo Tomasini Conga
Murray Coastin' Organ
Carlos Chafin Keyboards
Justin Riccio Triangle
Jonathan Mott Strings
Technical Credits
David Lowery Executive Producer
John Morand Producer, Audio Production
Brent Lambert Mastering
Brian Hoffa Engineer
Carbon Leaf Composer
Barry Privett Composer
Vince Hans Marketing
Mellie Capwell Media Consultant
Rob Evanoff Contributor
Dan Sell Promotions Director
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great album from Carbon Leaf

    What can I say, they have out-done themselves again. Just when you think there could never exist an album that shines more than Echo Echo (another really great cd by the same band), here they come with Indian Summer. After listening to the cd once, I had to immediately listen to it again! It's just that great. They have amazing talent. This album is a little more mellow than the previous ones, but it's just as good. This is an album I love to sing along with! 'What about Everything?' is a great song, I've loved it since I first heard it sung at the 930 Club in D.C. 'Raise the Roof' is another great song about life...and living it. One of my favorite songs is 'When I'm Alone'. It has a great melody change in the song, just one of many surprises the band has supplied. Many many wishes for great record sales with this cd! I love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have!

    What else is there to say about Carbon Leaf except that their new album “Indian Summer” rocks! With two guitarist, a bassist, and drummer it’s just the right mix for a mellow but uplifting beat, and with songs like Raise the Roof who can resist not to be addicted to the new sound that Carbon Leaf has created! And trust me if you like Crash Test Dummies or Eve 6 you are bound to fall in love with Carbon Leaf! Even though I like the whole album I do have my favorites such as “Life Less Ordinary” talks about loving someone and wanting to do anything to keep them around in your life. With a beat that is like a roller coaster that reaches a climax and than falls back down this song is bound to be played on the top ten. Then, there’s the song “What about Everything” that discusses questions that go unanswered in life and if or how they will ever get answered. The lyrics are song with a melody of questionability and certainty. And last but not least the song Raise the Roof like I mentioned above if you like Eve 6 you’ll love this song it talks about doing everything you can to get to a higher ground in life with a chorus that almost fallows the same beat as Eve 6’s “Here’s to the Night.”

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