Based in San Francisco, California since 1997, the band Tea Leaf Green is Trevor Garrod (Keys), Josh Clark (Guitar), Scott Rager (Drums), Cochrane Mcmillan (Drums, Percussion, from Apollo Sunshine), and Reed Mathis (Bass; from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey who joined TLG when Ben Chambers left the band “to pursue life’s other passions”). Steve Adams (Bass; from ALO) also played some shows on bass mainly in the interim between Ben and Reed. The band has steadily gained momentum and picked up new fans since their eponymous debut album Tea Leaf Green in 1999. Their music is a mix of Jam, , Folk, Singer/Songwriter, and Jazz. However, labeling this group proves to be more difficult than one might expect. When asked how they would describe themselves, they often respond that they are a “Rock n’ Roll band” and they released a live album and DVD called Rock ‘N’ Roll Band. Their ability to pull off a wide variety of styles makes their music dynamic yet always recognizable. The distinct voices of Trevor Garrod and Josh Clark contribute to stylistic identity and diversity, with Trevor singing lead vocals the majority of the time.

In 1999 Tea Leaf Green released their debut album Tea Leaf Green.

Next Tea Leaf Green released Midnight On The Reservoir.

In 2003 Tea Leaf Green released Living In Between.

In 2006 Tea Leaf Green released Taught to Be Proud on their own record label, the fourth and final album with founding band member Ben Chambers on bass.

In 2008 Tea Leaf Green released Raise Up The Tent on Surfdog Records, recorded 2 weeks after Reed Mathis joined the band on bass.

In 2010 Tea Leaf Green released Looking West on Independent, an album of older songs newly recorded and mixed wtih Reed Mathis.

In 2011 Tea Leaf Green released Radio Tragedy! on Independent, the first TLG studio album with dual drummers with Cochrane on drums and percussion.

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Edited by Dgold on 30 Jul 2011, 05:26

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From knowing TLG well and owning all the albums.

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