Howie Day and Carbon Leaf

Boarding House Park
40 French Street
Lowell, MA Venue Information
Buy Tickets Saturday August 2, 2014 7:30 PM
$29 in advance / $129 premium / $35 day of concert
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Howie Day
Howie Day's emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him
both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic,heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day's warm tenor voice "soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit," as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.

A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day "gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years" with "a brave, beautiful singing voice." During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft.

After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The
World Now
, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop
was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: "She Says" and the platinum single "Collide." After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Day's journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. It's lead single, "Be There," became a staple at modern AC radio.

After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. New songs began to emerge and evolve at shows across North America and Australia. Day is currently immersed in the recording process of his fourth studio album, which he is crafting with the help of longtime friend and producer Mike Denneen. "There is a sense of inherent creativity and imagination to these sessions," Day says. "Everything seems to be in perfect balance, and I want to capture that energy as it's happening. Nothing is over or under thought, it's just in the moment."

Find more info at: howieday.com



Carbon Leaf
Virginia natives Carbon Leaf weave their signature indie-rock blend of Celtic, Appalachian, folk, pop and country into a rousing new brand of music best described as 'ether-electrified porch music'.

The five-man band's steadfast arrangement of guitar, bass, drums, and mandolin is rounded out with more exotic instruments, like the bouzouki, fiddle, accordion and penny whistle, all tied together by lead singer Barry Privett's bold, straightforward baritone.

Long beloved in their hometown of Richmond and known for high-energy live shows, the group entered onto the national scene in 2002 by winning an American Music Award with the Irish-tinged hit "The Boxer," a narrative about a fighter who's at the top of his game but scraping the bottom of love's barrel.

Pioneering dreams, broken hearts, Love's renewal - all traverse the American landscape as common themes in Carbon Leaf's music, as is reflected in the dark, bluesy "Another Man's Woman," and "Miss Hollywood," a Southern-twanged ballad about the angst of dating an enormous sign."

Now in their 20th year, this Virginia quintet is consistently traversing America with their nonstop touring schedule, bringing with them an impressive portfolio of achievements, as they continue to produce a steady stream of new music coupled with energetic live-shows throughout North America.

Carbon Leaf debuted as an independent college band in 1993, eventually leading to a recording contract with Vanguard Records in 2004, resulting in three albums during their six years with the label. Along the way, Carbon Leaf has scored hit singles at AAA and Hot AC Radio with "Life Less Ordinary," "Raise The Roof","What About Everything" and "The Boxer". The band 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. In celebration of 20 rich years together, the band released an ambitious slate of new singles and full-album releases in 2013.

"Some call Carbon Leaf's music Southern, others label it Celtic and still others say it leans toward bluegrass or some combination of formats. No matter what your take on the band's sound, almost everyone can agree that Carbon Leaf creates music that just isn't heard anywhere else--and that's what keeps fans clamoring for more music. "
- Nancy Dunham, WashingtonExaminer.com

Find more info at: carbonleaf.com





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