Nashville duo Trees Leave recently visited us at Chessvolt Studios where they lay down a solid set of Bluegrass/Americana tunes. Lead singer Wyatt’s strong and well projected voice meets his confident, extroverted presence to boldly deliver cleverly crafted song stories heavily laced with his whirlwind of fancily skilled fiddling.
Backing his partner on rhythm guitar, mandolin and vocal harmonies, Cobi, the quieter of the two, is a sensitive, tireless player with a good ear.
Both guys are good natured fellows who seem to be moved by the spirit and devoted to the utter perfection of their craft.
Lucinda Williams fanatics (check out T-Shirt Song), you can also hear the influence of Gillian Welch in their writing and singing style.
All of their songs are based on the undying theme of love. The traditional Bury Me is a feisty barn burner, so peppy and light I was surprised to learn the words are “Bury Me” rather than “Marry Me”.
On the other end of the spectrum is Damage Done, a tragic, darker piece with a Glenn Frey/Ryan Adams vibe.
Trees Leave is a fine combo. For each song of their session they gave earnest, spot-on performances. In fact, it’s astounding that the final song of their session, First Blossom of the Spring, possessed the fresh and spunky verve we found most befitting for their video.
Listen to the tracks (option/click to download):