Trevor Garrod Plays Live from the Garden Shed

The other night I was sitting on my laptop when I got a friendly IM from one of our LMB idols, Andy Gadiel. He asked if I was around, and when I responded with a yes, he told me that I should stick around for a bit and that he was going to be webcasting a bit. For some reason my first thought was that I was about to tune in to watch the reformation of Phish live on the internet, and sadly and fully expectantly, that hope was immediately squashed. If anyone I sorta know could make it happen, it would be one him, one of the early pioneers of the Phish online community.

Very soon after, I got a link to a Ustream.TV link that brought me to a webcam shot of Gadiel clearly adjusting and fixing the picture on his webcam. It was a dark and dingy sort of setting, and I could make out a piano in the background. Then, Trevor Garrod from Tea Leaf Green comes into the frame and quickly grabs a seat at the piano. He started playing pretty quick, and I knew I was in for a nice, intimate performance after one or two songs in. There were only about three or four others that were online at the time, and others soon began to join once the link made it around to some of the other TLG fans. All in all, about 20 of us sat and watched Garrod jam on the piano and sing songs for about an hour. It was incredible, really.

And thankfully, my takeaway highlight from the set, a bubbling and bouncy version of “Moonshine,” was one that got captured by Gadiel and approved by Garrod himself for posting here on the interwebs.

Trevor Garrod – Live From the Garden Shed [Ustream.TV]

Watching the webcast made me realize that I’ve been out of touch with Tea Leaf Green’s music lately. For fans of the band, anyone want to share any highlights lately? What new stuff has the band written that I haven’t heard yet? What shows on the Archive are worth downloading?

8 COMMENTS

  1. awesome! i will have to watch later as my office blocks things like video….

    i believe you’re the same guy who is one of my flickr friends, so hi and i’m glad you are realizing you’re out of touch with tea leaf green!

    well, um, they got a new bassist, reed mathis. and during may when i saw them, they had steve adams from alo filling in on bass for reed. i’m not one to really know a ton of details about new songs and stuff… but these 2 shows (with steve) were very very good, with great sit-ins from Allie Kral, who’s in Cornmeal, on Fiddle. I wasn’t at them but have been listening for weeks!

    http://www.archive.org/details/tlg2008-04-03.schoeps_ms
    http://www.archive.org/details/tlg2008-04-04.neumann4mic.flac16

  2. awesome! i will have to watch later as my office blocks things like video….

    i believe you’re the same guy who is one of my flickr friends, so hi and i’m glad you are realizing you’re out of touch with tea leaf green!

    well, um, they got a new bassist, reed mathis. and during may when i saw them, they had steve adams from alo filling in on bass for reed. i’m not one to really know a ton of details about new songs and stuff… but these 2 shows (with steve) were very very good, with great sit-ins from Allie Kral, who’s in Cornmeal, on Fiddle. I wasn’t at them but have been listening for weeks!

    http://www.archive.org/details/tlg2008-04-03.schoeps_ms
    http://www.archive.org/details/tlg2008-04-04.neumann4mic.flac16

  3. Check out some new stuff w/Reed, soundboards of both nights (2/29 and 3/1) of the most recent Fillmore shows are currently being seeded on etree. Few debuts there; my personal favorite of the fresh tunes is Borrowed Time. Also a big fan of the new Beatles cover, All Too much.

  4. Check out some new stuff w/Reed, soundboards of both nights (2/29 and 3/1) of the most recent Fillmore shows are currently being seeded on etree. Few debuts there; my personal favorite of the fresh tunes is Borrowed Time. Also a big fan of the new Beatles cover, All Too much.

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