Festivals & Events:
Tea Leaf Green & Cornmeal
Please note that these bands are co-headliners for both of their shows at the historic Sheridan Opera House. Cornmeal will open for Tea Leaf Green on Monday, August 9, and Tea Leaf Green will open for Cornmeal on Tuesday, August 10. Tickets for these shows will go on sale at 12 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, Saturday May 8 and only be available through sheridanoperahouse.com.
Tea Leaf Green
Sharing some of the style and substance of musical contemporaries My Morning Jacket, Wolfmother and the Raconteurs, Tea Leaf Green conjures the spirit of such bands as '70s Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and The Grateful Dead, taking classic sounds and giving them a present-day polish. Tea Leaf Green reminds us at every turn just how alluring rock 'n' roll can be by consistently delivering mind-bending live performances to their loyal and ever-growing fan base. Nightly, the band explores the depths of their prodigious songbook, taking everyone along for an exhilarating ride.
In a few short years, these road warriors have built a strong following, consistently filling venues across the country and becoming a warmly received, go-to band on the festival circuit with stand-out performances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, 10K Lakes, The Echo Project and others. The band's chops earned the respect of their contemporaries, and they have shared the stage with The Dave Matthews Band, Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Bruce Hornsby, John Popper, Bob Weir, Sean Lennon and many others.
Formed over 10 years ago, Cornmeal has grown from humble beginnings into a nationally recognized live music institution. Ten years together is no simple task these days, especially when the last five have seen the band spending over half the year on the road. Heavily influenced by American roots and folk music, Cornmeal blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge their own path, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a rapidly growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of the bluegrass sound and live performance.
In the beginning of 2010, Cornmeal released their first live album, "Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I," which pays tribute to the fans. For the first six years, Cornmeal performed each and every Wednesday in Chicago to small yet-loyal crowds. Throughout the winters of 2007-2009, Cornmeal returned to Chicago to pay homage to that tradition. The album is a thank you to the fans for the years of dedication, for believing in Cornmeal and for creating a wonderful community for them to come home to. The album was recorded live throughout the winter of 2009 at Martyrs’ in Chicago, Illinois. Unlike Cornmeal’s three previous albums, "Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I" captures the band in its raw, intense format, bouncing through song after song of fast paced, fierce originals and extensive improvised jams that showcase the immense talent and connectivity that have gained them so much fan appeal from coast to coast.
While playing a blend of high profile venues, jam-band and bluegrass festivals to thousands throughout the region, the band has shared the stage with such highly acclaimed national acts as The David Grisman Quintet, John Hartford, The Del McCoury Band, Little Feat, Leftover Salmon, Tony Rice, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dark Star Orchestra, more, San Bush and Umphrey's McGee. They have performed at some of the most high-profile festivals in the country, including Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Magnolia Fest, 10K Lakes, Wakarusa, Summercamp, DelFest and many others.
They pride themselves on the energy they put forth each night creating an unrivalled live performance that continues to shape itself into a energentic one of a kind experience. "Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I" proves that Cornmeal continues to be a band to watch.