ALO and TLG Hop Venues on NYE
On December 31 both ALO and Tea Leaf Green performed in their home base of San Francisco. TLG delivered three sets at Mezzanine, while ALO did the same at The Independent. Early in the night, Tea Leaf Green’s Trevor Garrod made it over to The Independent, where he sat in with ALO during ‘The Gardner.’ A few hours later, well into the morning of 2009, ALO’s Steve Adams and Dan Lebowitz returned the favor. Adams, who had appeared with TLG on occasion over the course of 2008, while Reed Mathis gigged with JFJO, joined in for ‘Freedom’ and ‘Zoom Zoom’ near the close of the third set before Lebowitz stepped out for a version of ‘Franz Hanzerbeak.’ Other guests at the ALO show included New Monsoon’s Bo Carper who appeared on ‘Waiting For Jaden,’ and the SF Horns, who took the stage throughout the second set for covers of such songs as ‘In the Midnight Hour,’ ‘Baby I Love You,’ ‘Girl I Wanna Lay You Down’ and ‘Oh What A Night.’ Meanwhile at the Independent, Keyboard player Pete Sears, from opener Moonalice, joined Tea Leaf Green on ‘Let Us Go.’ Both groups are currently on Jam Cruise.