Scott Law and Tim Carbone
An evening of roots, Americana, jam,bluegrass, and more.
October 28, 2014 · 8:00pm
Scott Law may have been born in Southern California but his music pulls together traditions from every corner of the country. His latest album, Black Mountain (released October 29, 2013 on Volcano Underground), is all about his acoustic roots and the fiddle-driven string-band sounds of the Appalachian Southeast. On this beautifully captured recording, Law successfully draws upon a number of wide-ranging musical influences, from Austin’s alt-country to raw Bluegrass and even the improvisational spirit of bands like the Grateful Dead. These influences–and Law’s years of experience in groups like Hanuman, Brokedown in Bakersfield (with Nicki Bluhm), and Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings—combine to create a unique sound that the musician-singer-songwriter, now based in Portland, defines as “Current Roots Americana.”
Black Mountain, which Law produced himself, hearkens back to an earlier era: it was recorded live in the studio to two-inch tape, while Law and his band placed more emphasis on group performance and raw chemistry rather than slick perfection.
After 34 years of experience creating music as an artist, songwriter, session musician and producer Tim Carbone says he may not be up to playing music live for the rest of his life but you will have to pry his dead, clammy hands off the mixing console. Safe to say producing records is his passion.
Mostly known nowadays as the violinist for the roots/jamband Railroad Earth, Tim produced his first record in 1986 and since then has lent his talents to records all around the United States.
As a producer Tim has helped create dozens of albums for some of today’s leading, up and coming artists on the jam band – Americana scene.