Green Tea performs a collection of high-energy Irish dance music with a strong infusion of Celtic world-beat and contemporary improvisation. Such is the distinctiveness of Green Tea’s sound (the traditional blended with the new), that it can sometimes defy categorization. In any case, Green Tea will knock your socks off! And that includes socks of all ages: college students, children, and parents may be found dancing on the same eclectic dance floor when Green Tea plays. Green Tea’s first album’s name? ALL AGES, of course!
Listeners delight in following the acoustic pathways that Green Tea’s musicians explore in their articulation of Irish traditional music, jazz, bluegrass, Middle Eastern and Eastern European grooves, the Blues, and even Pop music. Known for its diverse array of instrumentation, Green Tea serves up new sounds and new concepts with every performance. Jonathan Overby of Wisconsin Public Radio’s live variety show Higher Ground responded to the livid dueling between tradition and innovation when he said, “Wow, they get us going, don’t they? Let’s all storm State Street!” Green Tea shares its humor, its knowledge of old traditions and new progressions, and most importantly its love for music.
In addition to Green Tea’s performance on Higher Ground, their live show has been causing a stir at venues such as their performance at the world’s largest Irish Fest, Milwaukee Irish Fest in 2006. Their music has been played on many radio stations such as National Public Radio’s Simply Folk with Judy Rose. Plus, Green Tea’s music has been featured in other types of media like the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s production of Martin McDonagh’s play The Cripple of Inishmaan.
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