The group Tree No Leaves will play concerts this weekend in Springfield
“I’m drawn to areas that are hidden gems and Springfield is like that. There’s an appreciation for live music, and there’s a lot of great old architecture and our connection to Rod,” he said.
Galish is particularly enthusiastic about performing both outdoors and indoors, a chance for audiences to experience the band on different energetic wavelengths. Attend one and it won’t necessarily be like the other.
“Inside, the volume is a big thing for us and we learned how to read a room and can play the same song in a different way depending on the room,” Galish said. “It’s much more liberating outside. Every night is different – the tempo, the volume. We let things happen organically.
The band find COHatch to be a cool venue with plenty of originality for a smaller space, and also have another new favorite in Mother Stewart’s, with its large open stage, where they played for the first time recently. High energy is a key in both cases.
Combining everything from psychedelic music, elements of soul, Detroit-influenced funk, rock and country, Tree No Leaves brings a mix of music to its original tunes with some influences from African, Cuban and Brazilian music.
The band has an unusual approach in that they don’t have a guitarist. They also vary from a trio with percussion, bass and keyboards/synthesizer to adding a saxophonist to complete a quartet. The local public will receive the four on Friday and the trio on Saturday.
They also mix in an eclectic group of covers ranging from Peter Gabriel, Radiohead and Talking Heads to Gnarls Barkley and Billie Eilish.
With around 60 shows this year, Tree No Leaves is grateful for its Springfield fanbase and ready for a weekend to remember.
“These shows are the crowning glory for us and we want to send our audience here,” Galish said.
For more information on Tree No Leaves, visit facebook.com/treenoleaves.