The Spinning Leaves
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The Spinning Leaves


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"Levi Landis"

Spinning Leaves has proven to be an unmistakable part of the new folk phenomenon in Philadelphia and beyond. Their sound, for one, is a whistle at the start of a great sprint, the bell of human musical freedom: spurts of gang vocals, slide guitars, dulcimers, and foot stomps over America melodies. And still, Spinning Leaves, the force, transcends the sound. They connect with artists, organizations and individuals to create movement in the Philadelphia musical landscape--nearly anywhere you hear of innovative artistic activity, you hear this name in association.-Levi Landis
- Levi Landis

"Gene Shay"

How do you explain "loose but tight" or " melodically funky" ? You don't---you just point to the Spinning Leaves a fresh new band from Philly that I find indescribably delicious.
Gene Shay / WXPN, Philadelphia - Gene Shay

"Bruce Warren"

The Spinning Leaves are a fantastically talented duo (with assorted friends) that play acoustic music with flair and warmth and vibrancy. This ain’t your old folk. It’s new folk steeped in tradition for the modern world.-Bruce Warren - Bruce Warren





The Spinning Leaves are a glowing experience, steeped in traditional American music, sweetened with psychedelic folk and a garnish of New
Weird America. LOVE is a winding tapestry that envelopes the listener,
taking you on a journey through a world that at first glance could have been, but by record’s end truly can be. Our guides are Michael Baker, whose Kentucky heritage is not only evident but absolutely authentic - and Barbara Geddes - a Pennsylvania native whose voice is simultaneously suggestive and comforting.

Michael and Barbara present their vision of Love (with a capital L) for all the world to hear. LOVE presents powerfully real, insightful landscapes of people, dreams, and emotions. Swirling choirs of harmonies, bent harmonica, lazy horn sections, sitar and oud, wooden pump organ, and children’s voices, all perfectly placed.

In their own words... ‘We met on Barbara’s birthday in October of 2006 and started singing the next day. We believe in community and the connections that can form when people look each other in the eyes. There are more than fifty people from the Philly music scene who have contributed to LOVE. We support with our music local
farms and farmers, and treasure the complex connections between the earth and humans.’