Carbon Leaf 

Indian Summer Revisited

It's been 10 years since Carbon Leaf achieved modest mainstream success and radio play with Indian Summer, their fifth studio album, which captured the high energy of the Celtic-inspired folk rockers as well as anything before or since. A decade later and no longer with a label, Carbon Leaf has gone back to that well and re-recorded their 2004 album.

It's an odd career move, and Indian Summer Revisited isn't a huge departure for the five-piece Virginia-based band. Carbon Leaf remixed the songs and changed up a few instruments, but it's not like they've gone metal and started singing in Spanish. It's the same fun 51 minutes it was the first time. Now two decades into a career that's produced more than a dozen albums, Carbon Leaf, led by frontman Barry Privett, remain road warriors who've amassed a catalogue that keeps concert sets unpredictable: you're as likely to hear poppy love songs and country-infused ballads as you are an Irish drinking song or two.

And that thing in Barry's back pocket? It's called a penny whistle, and when he breaks it out you're going to want a beer in your hand, because you're about to feel like you've entered a neighborhood bar in Dublin. This is the music Sean Kelly's might play before last call ... if, uh, Sean Kelly's still existed.

Carbon Leaf plays Stage 112 Mon., Oct. 13, at 8 PM. $10/$15 for 18-plus.

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