Carbon Leaf w/ Clarence Bucaro
As Carbon Leaf approaches their 20th year of award-winning recording and touring, the band’s rigorous path of independence continues, focusing on writing, producing and releasing new material directly to their fans for 2012.
The Richmond, Virginia-based group began as an independent act in 1992, later signing on with Vanguard Records for a three-album stint in 2004. Along the way, Carbon Leaf scored hit singles at both AAA and Hot AC Radio with "Life Less Ordinary" and "The Boxer," placed first in the International Songwriting Competition, won an American Music Award, and recorded the music for Universal's Curious George II soundtrack in 2010.
With ten albums under their belt, Carbon Leaf continues to distill the essence of what truly matters most to them: A fierce DIY approach to making music and a direct connection and commitment to their fans.
Over the span of five albums, literate and honey-voiced singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro has crafted an impressive canon of uplifting Americana, garnering comparisons to Jackson Browne and Van Morrison. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter initially built his career on a robust 300-shows-per-year schedule. His warm and rustic aesthetic has a broad appeal and has made him compatible sharing stages with such diverse and established artists as Aaron Neville, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Gomez, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, North Mississippi Allstars, Cowboy Junkies and Fountains of Wayne. His initial apprenticeship with singer-songwriter Anders Osborne—best known for penning Tim McGraw’s 3-million selling single “Watch The Wind Blow”—helped him define and refine his own down-home palette. Clarence’s fifth album is his most ambitious and diverse album to date. The lushly soulful Walls Of The World, released April 3rd 2012 on 20/20 Records, is a thematic piece using walls as metaphor for political and personal division.