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BANJOIST ANDY THORN RELEASES “BLAZING NEW FRONTIERS” VIDEO 


An Ode To The People Who Built The Cannabis Industry,
Just In Time For The 420 Holiday, The Song Tells The Story of America’s 1st Licensed Pot Broker, Who Also Happens To Be Thorn’s Wife


IT IS THE 1ST SINGLE FROM HIS UPCOMING SOLO ALBUM, FRONTIERS LIKE THESE

Pre-order The Full Album Now & Stream Blazing New Frontiers” at https://lnk.to/FrontiersLikeThese

BOULDER, CO — After a decade of touring and three studio albums with legendary jam band Leftover Salmon, banjoist Andy Thorn is releasing his first solo recording in eight years, Frontiers Like These, on June 21 at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. To make this album, Thorn called in his oldest friends, who now happen to be in meteoric acoustic bands, including members of Mandolin Orange, Town Mountain, Jon Stickley Trio, and Big Fat Gap.

Andy is excited to release a video of the album’s first single “Blazing New Frontiers” on Friday, 4/19 — just in time for the 420 holiday. Watch it here → https://youtu.be/CEFwbA2u46c.

AndyThorn_NewFrontiers_CreditEricAbramsonThe song tells the story of America’s first licensed pot broker, who also happens to be his wife, Cecelia May Thorn. “Blazing New Frontiers” is an ode to the people who built the cannabis industry, who tried to find their way in an increasingly corporate landscape. The video, directed by award-winning director Eric Abramson, was shot in the facilities of her actual former clients, 14er Holistics’ Grow. It depicts Andy performing in an indoor grow room while Cecelia acts out her pot brokering business throughout Boulder, with cameo appearances by members of Leftover Salmon.

Denver’s Westword call it “an amusing peek into the zany ins and outs of Colorado’s most famous business.” In the Westword interview about the song, which is based an old poem written by Cecelia, Thorn says, “It’s a salute to all the growers and people who helped pioneer the industry… Some of the words are ‘You can’t grow a plant without a radio tag/You can’t sell a pound without a barcode bag,’ and the chorus goes, ‘You can call us crooks and gangsters/But we’ll still be pioneers/We’re the first state to go legal/We’re blazing new frontiers.’”

Andy Thorn album cover new frontiersWritten and produced by Andy Thorn, Frontiers Like These features 11 original tracks including four instrumental numbers and seven vocal tracks featuring lush harmonies by Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange. The lyrics and soundscapes capture a snapshot of American life — from North Carolina to the Rocky Mountains and beyond. Inevitably, the album references climate change and economic inequality. The album also features Jon Stickley on guitar, Town Mountain’s Bobby Britt on fiddle, and Big Fat Gap’s Miles Andrews on bass, the decades of Carolina-based picking friendships are palpable from the first notes.

Frontiers Like These was recorded in the musicians’ hometown of Chapel Hill at The Rubber Room. It was done over the holidays, so everyone was back in town visiting family. The recording sessions felt like a Carolina bluegrass family reunion, but most of these songs were actually written at 7300 feet above sea level, in Thorn’s high-altitude Colorado home.

For more information, please visit www.Andythornmusic.com, www.instagram.com/_thornpipe_, and www.facebook.com/andythornmusic.

 

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Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor
March 22-24, 2019
Final Schedule, Themes, and Activities Announced!
Plus Room Update and Special Marriott Deal!

www.boogieatthebroadmoor.com
Location: The Broadmoor Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Colorado Springs, CO (map)

Denver, CO — Leftover Salmon is so excited to share the final schedule for The Boogie At The Broadmoor, a first class, three day, five-star concert experience that is like no other filled with live music, dancing, dining, and activities of all kinds and is open to all ages. All at The Broadmoor Resort, nestled against the backdrop of the Cheyenne Foothills just 75 miles south of Denver from Friday-Sunday, March 22-24.  

Featured acts include Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bluegrass Generals (Ft. Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Sam Bush, Dave Bruzza, & Greg Garrison), Zach Deputy, Southern Avenue, and many more! See the full schedule and more info at www.boogieatthebroadmoor.com

Special themes for the weekend are also announced: Friday will be Funky Threads Friday and Heady Bauer will be on hand to rent or sell all sorts of costumes and threads. On Saturday, as is LoS tradition, there will be a Formal Masquerade Ball and a fan fashion show presented by Heady Bauer where you can get your group or individual shots taken by legendary rock photographer, Jay Blakesberg. On Saturday, our friends at Festy GoNuts are holding their Sunday Funday Jam in Your Jammies! (Heady Bauer will have plenty of onesies if your jammies are generally a birthday suit.)

There will also be Yoga on Saturday and Sunday morning, pop-up picks at secret locations throughout the Broadmoor, a talent show and open jam to participate in, our book talk and signing hosted by author Tim Newby, a Q&A with Sam Bush following the screening of his movie, a poster art show hosted by Furthur Frames, and SO MUCH MORE! We’re just a few weeks away from the Boogie!

Other acts boogie with Leftover Salmon for the weekend include The Sweet Lillies, Tenth Mountain Division, Pixie & The Partygrass Boys, DeadPhish Orchestra, Erik Deutsch’s Falling Flowers, Woodshed Red, Sockeye, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, and Special Guests include the High Country Horns (ft. Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman) and Sally Van Meter.

Not only did Leftover Salmon book all this amazing music for you for an unforgettable weekend, but the Broadmoor is a historic location and that is stacked with adventures, restaurants, bars, shopping, and more to enjoy with your friends and family. There are endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons that have inspired generations. Whether you are interested in zip lining adventures and horseback riding, Colorado fly-fishing, or an indulgent day at the spa, there is a plethora of activities for every age in every season, including a state of the art movie theater, bowling alley, and so much more!

This is your best chance to stay at this legendary resort for an affordable price exclusive to Salmon fans. Come enjoy a weekend at this beautiful 5-star hotel with top-notch amenities and music that can’t be beaten! LoS is excited to be able to offer a wide range of accommodations at Boogie At The Broadmoor attendees and the amenities at The Broadmoor are boundless. See what awaits you here.

Book CoverLeftover Salmon will also have plenty of copies of their new book, Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! Written by Tim Newby, the book covers their thirty-year journey as a band and is an intimate portrait of Leftover Salmon through the personal recollections of its members, family, friends, former bandmates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced. Vince Herman says, “History is made by those who write it, not the musicians who can’t remember it, Tim Newby knows our history and now it’s up to him to teach us what happened!”

Come be part of creating the next chapter of things for LoS at the Boogie At The Broadmoor! Full weekend passes are available and The Broadmoor offers a variety of Suites, Cottages, Brownstones, and even a 12,000 SQ FT Estate House. To book any of these upgraded accommodations, please call the resort at 1-855-634-7711 and mention you’re with “Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor” group.

We are SOLD OUT of all the Classic and Superior Rooms at The Broadmoor. There are still Premier Rooms available at a very discounted rate of $249 as well as Suites and Cottages! We have also teamed up with the Courtyard by Marriott just 2 miles down the road to offer a special room rate of just $105 per night for the LoS Group. Head here http://bit.ly/boogieroomoptions to book!

For those of you staying off-site, we’ve got Lyft offering discounted rides to and from The Broadmoor using code “BROADMOOR19”

Can’t make the whole Boogie? Get your single day tickets now so you don’t miss this very special experience! There is a student Spring Break Special for those under 21 (Full Weekend and Single Day) and kids under 7 are free!

See the schedule and book your tickets and rooms to come out for a taste of this Five Star Festival at a Five Star Resort at www.Boogieatthebroadmoor.com.

For more information, other LoS news, please visit www.LeftoverSalmon.com.

 

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Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor
March 22-24, 2019


New Additions For the Final Lineup Include:
Sam Bush, Bluegrass Generals (Ft. Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Sam Bush, Dave Bruzza, & Greg Garrison), Zach Deputy, The Sweet Lillies, Tenth Mountain Division,
DeadPhish Orchestra, Erik Deutsch’s Falling Flowers, Woodshed Red,
and Special Guest: Sally Van Meter

Already Announced:
Leftover Salmon with Special Guests The High Country Horns
Featuring: Skerik, Natalie Cressman, and Jennifer Hartswick
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,
Southern Avenue, and Pixie and the Partygrass Boys

www.boogieatthebroadmoor.com
Location: The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Drive, Colorado Springs, CO (map)

Denver, CO — Graduating to the next level after four great years at the Stanley Hotel, Leftover Salmon is thrilled to bring you Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor Friday- Sunday, March 22-24. They are excited to share some fantastic additions to to make up the final lineup including Sam Bush, Bluegrass Generals (Ft. Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Sam Bush, Dave Bruzza, & Greg Garrison), Zach Deputy, The Sweet Lillies, Tenth Mountain Division, DeadPhish Orchestra, Erik Deutsch’s Falling Flowers, Woodshed Red, and Special Guest: Sally Van Meter! Still to be announced: activities, themes, movies, contests, and more!

Other acts already announced to boogie with Leftover Salmon for the weekend include Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Southern Avenue, and Pixie and the Partygrass Boys! LoS will be joined by special guests The High Country Horns, featuring Skerik, Natalie Cressman, and Jennifer Hartswick.

Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor is three days and nights of the live music, dancing, dining, and activities of all kinds and is open to all ages. This first class, five-star concert experience is like no other and is held at The Broadmoor Resort, nestled against the backdrop of the Cheyenne Foothills just 75 miles south of Denver.

The Broadmoor welcomes guests to a legendary Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort with impeccable service and distinctive amenities where the spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within and there are endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons that have inspired generations. Whether you are interested in zip lining adventures and horseback riding, Colorado fly-fishing, or an indulgent day at the spa, there is a plethora of activities for every age in every season, including a state of the art movie theater, bowling alley, and so much more!

Experience an iconic resort where personalized luxury offers an escape from the ordinary and modern details blend seamlessly with the timeless European elegance of this historic hotel. The Resort has been operating for over 100 years, undergoing regular renovations to keep amenities ahead of the curve. With Valet parking, 24/7 room service, ice service, and views that can’t be beat, they have a variety of rooms and restaurants to fit your budget.

LoS is excited to be able to offer a wide range of accommodations at Boogie At The Broadmoor attendees and the amenities at The Broadmoor are boundless. See what awaits you here.

The Broadmoor offers a variety of Suites, Cottages, Brownstones, and even a 12,000 SQ FT Estate House. To book any of these upgraded accommodations, please call the resort at 1-855-634-7711 and mention you’re with “Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor” group.

Boogie At The Broadmoor Final Lineup:
Leftover Salmon
Sam Bush
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Bluegrass Generals (Ft. Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Sam Bush, Dave Bruzza, & Greg Garrison)
Zach Deputy
Southern Avenue
The Sweet Lillies
Tenth Mountain Division
Pixie & The Partygrass Boys
DeadPhish Orchestra
Erik Deutsch’s Falling Flowers
Woodshed Red
Special Guests: High Country Horns ft. Skerik – Jennifer Hartswick – Natalie Cressman & Sally Van Meter
Activities, vendors, themes, and more to be announced!

Tickets and rooms available now at www.Boogieatthebroadmoor.com.

For more information, other LoS news, and their tour dates, please visit www.LeftoverSalmon.com.

 

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Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor
March 22-24, 2019

Leftover Salmon with Special Guests The High Country Horns
Featuring: Skerik, Natalie Cressman, and Jennifer Hartswick

Lineup Additions Announced:
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Southern Avenue
Pixie and the Partygrass Boys
Plus More TBA!

Location: The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Drive, Colorado Springs, CO (map)
www.boogieatthebroadmoor.com

Denver, CO — Graduating to the next level after four great years at the Stanley Hotel, Leftover Salmon is thrilled to bring you Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor Friday- Sunday, March 22-24. They are excited to share some incredible additions to the lineup including Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Southern Avenue, and Pixie and the Partygrass Boys! LoS has already announced that they will be joined by special guests The High Country Horns, featuring Skerik, Natalie Cressman, and Jennifer Hartswick and will be announcing further additions in the new year.

Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor is three days and nights of the live music, dancing, dining, and activities of all kinds and is open to all ages. This first class, five-star concert experience is like no other and is held at The Broadmoor Resort, nestled against the backdrop of the Cheyenne Foothills just 75 miles south of Denver.

The Broadmoor welcomes guests to a legendary Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort with impeccable service and distinctive amenities where the spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within and there are endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons that have inspired generations. Whether you are interested in zip lining adventures and horseback riding, Colorado fly-fishing, or an indulgent day at the spa, there is a plethora of activities for every age in every season, including a state of the art movie theater, bowling alley, and so much more!

Experience an iconic resort where personalized luxury offers an escape from the ordinary and modern details blend seamlessly with the timeless European elegance of this historic hotel. The Resort has been operating for over 100 years, undergoing regular renovations to keep amenities ahead of the curve. With Valet parking, 24/7 room service, ice service, and views that can’t be beat, they have a variety of rooms and restaurants to fit your budget.

LoS is excited to be able to offer a wide range of accommodations at Boogie At The Broadmoor attendees and the amenities at The Broadmoor are boundless. See what awaits you here.

The Broadmoor offers a variety of Suites, Cottages, Brownstones, and even a 12,000 SQ FT Estate House. To book any of these upgraded accommodations, please call the resort at 1-855-634-7711 and mention you’re with “Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor” group.

Boogie At The Broadmoor Lineup:
Leftover Salmon with Special Guests The High Country Horns
Featuring: Skerik, Natalie Cressman, and Jennifer Hartswick
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Southern Avenue
Pixie and the Partygrass Boys
… Plus more to be announced!

Tickets and rooms available now at www.Boogieatthebroadmoor.com.

For more information, other LoS news, and their tour dates, please visit www.LeftoverSalmon.com.

 

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Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival!
New Book By Author Tim Newby Due Out February 2019 on Rowman & Littlefield

“History is made by those who write it, not the musicians who can’t remember it, Tim Newby knows our history and now it’s up to him to teach us what happened!” —Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon)

“Tim Newby has somehow managed to capture the unique combination of personalities that is Leftover Salmon; a feat that I would have thought fairly impossible. As unique as their music, Tim weaves his story through the sensibilities of the individual players which creates a wonderful kaleidoscope resulting in the definitive biography of a band that is still constantly changing and growing into their 4th decade.”
-Steve Berlin (Los Lobos)


Book CoverDENVER, CO — Few bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band who had the guts to add drums to the mix and who was unafraid to stir in any number of highly combustible styles into their ever evolving sound, to their role as a pioneer of the modern jamband scene, to their current status as elder-statesmen of the scene who cast a huge influential shadow over every festival they play, Leftover Salmon has been a crucial link in keeping alive the traditional music of the past while at the same time pushing that sound forward with their own weirdly, unique style.

As Leftover Salmon nears their 30th year, their inspiring story is set to be told in a brand new book, Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! that will be released February 2019 by Rowman & Littlefield. In this book, critically acclaimed author of Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound & It’s Legacy, Tim Newby presents an intimate portrait of Leftover Salmon through the personal recollections of its band members, family, friends, former band-mates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced. Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! is a thorough guide covering a thirty-year journey of a truly remarkable band. It is a tale of friendships and losses, musical discoveries and Wild West adventures, and the brethren they surround themselves with who fortify Salmon’s unique voice. Their story is one of tragedy and rebirth, of unimaginable highs and crushing lows, of friendships, of music, but most importantly it is the story of a special band and those that have lived through it all to create, inspire, and have everlasting fun.

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Leftover Salmon. Photo by Bob Carmichael

Heading into their fourth decade Leftover Salmon is showing no signs of slowing down as they are coming off the release of their most recent album, Something Higher (released in 2018), which has been universally hailed as one of the band’s finest releases. Something Higher shows how even upon preparing to enter their fourth decade Leftover Salmon is proving it possible to recreate themselves without changing who they are. The band now features a line-up that has been together longer than any other in Salmon history and is one of the strongest the legendary band has ever assembled. Built around the core of founding members Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman, the band is now powered by banjo-wiz Andy Thorn, and driven by the steady rhythm section of bassist Greg Garrison, drummer Alwyn Robinson, and keyboardist Erik Deutsch.

The new line-up is continuing the long, storied history of Salmon which found them first emerging from the progressive bluegrass world and coming of age as one the original jam bands, before rising to become architects of what has become known as Jamgrass and helping to create a landscape where bands schooled in the traditional rules of bluegrass can break free of those bonds through nontraditional instrumentation and an innate ability to push songs in new psychedelic directions live.

Salmon is a band who, over their thirty-year career, has never stood still; they are constantly changing, evolving, and inspiring. If someone wanted to understand what Americana music is they could do no better than to go to a Leftover Salmon show, where they effortlessly glide from a bluegrass number born on the front porch, to the down-and-dirty Cajun swamps with a stop on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, to the hallowed halls of the Ryman in Nashville, before firing one up in the mountains of Colorado.

 

Leftover Salmon On Tour:

2018

Thanksgiving Run- featuring pre/post shows and a Day of Giving at Moe’s BBQ Englewood
11/23 Fri – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO w/ Gasoline Lollipops
11/24 Sat – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO w/ Tenth Mountain Division

12/7-11 Fri-Tues – Strings & Sol – Puerto Morelos, Mexico

New Years Run
12/28 Fri – Crystal Bay Club Casino – Crystal Bay, NV
12/29 Sat – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co – Chico, CA
12/30 Sun – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA
12/31 Mon – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA

2019
1/15-20 Tue-Mon – Jam Cruise – Miami, FL
1/31 Thu – Soreng Theatre – Eugene, OR*
2/1 Fri – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR*
2/2 Sat – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA (2 shows)*
2/14 Thu – Wheeler Opera House – Aspen, CO*
2/15 Fri – Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek, CO*
2/16 Sat – Washington’s – Fort Collins, CO*
2/21 Thu – The Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts – Salina, KS*
2/22 Fri – Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis, MO*
2/23 Sat – North Shore Center for the Performing Arts – Skokie, IL*
2/24 Sun – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI*
2/26 Tue – Woodward Theatre – Owensboro, KY*
2/27 Wed – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN*
2/28 Thu – City Winery – Atlanta, GA (2 shows)*
3/1 Fri – The Caverns – Pelham, TN*
3/2 Sat – Dave Finkelman Auditorium – Middletown, OH*
3/14-16 Thur-Sat – Alyeska Resort – Girdwood, AK
3/22-24 Fri-Sun – Boogie at the Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, CO
3/29-31 Fri-Sun – WinterWonderGrass – Tahoe, CA
4/13-14 Sat-Sun – Bender Jamboree – Las Vegas, NV
4/26 Fri – Stoughton Opera House – Stoughton, WI*
4/27 Sat – Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts – Sheboygan, WI*
4/28 Sun – Sheldon Theatre – Red Wing, MN*

*Stories From the Living Room Shows:
Each of the SFTLR shows listed will feature Leftover Salmon’s acoustic Living Room set with stories and chatter about Thirty Year Of Festival from the band.
Tickets On Sale for SFTLR show: Friday, Nov. 16, 10am MST

For more information, tour dates, and other LoS news, please visit www.LeftoverSalmon.com.
Stream and purchase Something Higher at https://lnk.to/SomethingHigher.

 

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Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor
March 22-24, 2019
Leftover Salmon with Special Guests The High Country Horns
Featuring: Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, and Skerik

Full Line And More Up To Be Announced Soon!  

After four great years at the Stanley Hotel, Leftover Salmon is graduating to the next level and are thrilled to bring you Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor!

Please join the band for a first class, five-star concert experience like no other at The Broadmoor Resort. Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor is three days and nights of the live music, dancing, dining, and activities of all kinds! Nestled against the backdrop of the Cheyenne Foothills just 75 miles south of Denver.

The Broadmoor welcomes guests to a legendary Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. Here, the spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within, providing endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons that have inspired generations. Whether you are interested in zip lining adventures and horseback riding, Colorado fly-fishing, or an indulgent day at the spa, you’ll find endless activities for every age in every season.

Experience an iconic resort where personalized luxury offers an escape from the ordinary and modern details blend seamlessly with the timeless European elegance of this historic hotel.

The Resort has been operating for over 100 years, undergoing regular renovations to keep amenities ahead of the curve. With Valet parking, 24/7 room service, ice service, and views that can’t be beat, they have a variety of rooms to fit your budget. A state of the art movie theater, bowling alley, and so much more!

Check out where the Boogie’s going down here: https://www.broadmoor.com/the-resort.

For more information, tour dates, and other LoS news, please visit www.LeftoverSalmon.com.

 

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The 3rd Annual Suwannee Roots Revival Announces Additions to the 2018 Festival
Taking Place October 11-14, 2018 at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL

Line-up Additions Include Oteil & Friends, Leftover Salmon, Bruce Cockburn, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Shinyribs, Dustbowl Revival, Jon Stickley Trio and more!

Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/tickets/

LIVE OAK, FL — Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is pleased to announce additions to the 3rd Annual Suwannee Roots Revival which takes place Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, October 14 at the magical Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida. Additions include Oteil & Friends, Leftover Salmon, Bruce Cockburn, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Shinyribs, Dustbowl Revival, Jon Stickley Trio, The Grass Is Dead, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, David Gans as Artist-at-Large, and more! These superb additions join in on an already stellar lineup that includes Keller Williams’ PettyGrass Featuring The HillBenders, Donna the Buffalo, The Seldom Scene, Samantha Fish, Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Rev. Jeff Mosier, and Joe Craven & The Sometimers.

With multiple stages (Amphitheater Stage, Porch Stage, Dance Tent, Music Hall, and Music Farmer’s Stage) Suwannee Roots Revival is jam-packed with stellar music and dance and many bands will perform multiple sets. This family-friendly festival includes four days of music, camping, yoga, music workshops, a Kids Tent, as well as campground pickin’ sessions. Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf, and biking.

Oteil Burbridge will lead an all-star cast as Oteil & Friends featuring John Kadlecik, Weedie Braimah, Alfreda Gerald, Jay Lane, Scott Metzger [JRAD], and Jason Crosby [Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band]. Oteil is no stranger to the Suwannee festival family, originally playing SOSMP with Aquarium Rescue Unit and Oteil & The Peacemakers back in the day, as well as his annual Allman Brothers Band appearances in April. With his current gig with Dead and Company going better than ever, he’s making new fans everywhere he goes and Oteil & Friends will bring his vast and varied experiences into what promises to be a transcendental set that will be long remembered.

Festival director Beth Judy says, “Oteil has so many options right now, still he loves our festivals and he chose us. All his friends joining him are stellar musicians, but, I absolutely ADORE Alfreda Gerald’s voice! I can’t wait!”

Leftover Salmon, also a longtime Suwannee favorite who has played multiple times over the years, is one of the great purveyors of Americana that dig deep into the well that supplies its influences; rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. They will be traveling with a new album, Something Higher (released May 2018), in which they tap into everything from horn-blasting R&B to reverb-drenched desert noir, from the cosmic roots music sound they helped create to neo-New Orleans-meets-Appalachia liquefaction. We are so excited to hear some of the new tunes at Suwannee Roots Revival!

One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity embracing folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles. For 40 years, this Canadian musical legend has been capturing in song the essence of human experience – while fiercely striving to make it better for his activism on issues from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt.

Bluegrass mavericks, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, will be traveling in from Wisconsin with their 2018 album release, The Ode. Shinyribs is the continuation of The Gourds’ Kevin Russell’s musical journey of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle; a Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit: a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. An eclectic eight-piece, Dustbowl Revival mines an energizing vein of soul, funk and roots-infused rock. Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio: innovative flatpicking guitar and sultry-spacy violin along with classically trained and heavily jazz-influenced drums. The Grass Is Dead will make us all smile, smile, smile… Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998.

Known nationwide as a purveyor of literate, improvisational folk-rock with looping, singer/songwriter/producer/photographer/author David Gans has composed, performed, and written about music for the whole of his adult life and Suwannee Roots Revival is thrilled to host him as an Artist-at-Large. He has been on the road this year with The Grass Is Dead and Rev. Jeff Mosier and we are excited to see who else he will be sitting in with! Gans will also broadcast his Sunday SiriusXM Radio Show, Tales From The Golden Road, live from the festival.

With stunning, virtuosic technique, multi-instrumentalist and composer Jonathan Scales is likely the most innovative steel drummer on the planet and his mesmerizing compositions and tasteful, avant-garde improvisation that set him apart from the pack. Bela Fleck, in considering Scales’ cover of his composition “The Imposter,” remarked “To say I am impressed would be a gross understatement…”

Katie Skene and Cosmic Kind is Skene along with John Molo (drums), Kevin Scott (bass), Rick Lollar (guitar) playing blues, soul, and rock under the influence of Col. Bruce Hampton. Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, Nikki Talley’s gorgeous voice and thoughtful songs are as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Brett Bass and Melted Plectrum plays bluegrass with an edge, SYZYGY is the Gainesville, FL rock trio led by Suwannee favorite Tom Nelly, and The Corbitt Brothers are a trio with a hard-driving, southern rock sound.

The dance tent will continue to build a program of organized dance hosting bands for Contra/Square, Waltz, and Salsa. The Dunehoppers, from St. Augustine have been a staple of North Florida folk festival the past decade with a tasteful blend of high energy bluegrass, folk, and old time dance music. LPT is a 10-piece orchestra delivering salsa and Afro-Cuban music with their high-energy live shows. Based in Piedmont North Carolina, The Walker Family Band delights audiences with Irish dance and American old time music with a forward reaching attitude and will be your Waltz connection at the Dance Tent.

Take one part standup comic, mix in a bit of Penn & Teller, add a dash of Cirque Du Soleil, and you may come close to describing Jeff Bradley’s show. No matter if Jeff is on stage or holding court in the festival area, his comedy + cool stuff is not to be missed.  

Hosted by long time friends of SOSMP, Randy Judy and Beth Judy, Suwannee Roots Revival focuses on amazing roots music that ties together a weekend laced with community based fun, growing friendships, laughing families, and that feel good feeling you get from hanging out in such a beautiful natural setting.

Early Bird Tier 1 Tickets are on sale now. $140 gets a 4-­day Weekend Pass which includes music, primitive camping (where is most cases you can camp right by your car!), all taxes, and handling fees. Kids age 12 and under are free. There are also military and student discounts available. See all rates and tiers and get tickets at www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/tickets.

SOSMP offers guest comforts including a general store, full service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms, and water stations. Upgraded camping, including RV hook ups and cabin rentals, as well as golf cart rentals are currently on sale. Reservations may be made by calling the Park office at (386) 364­-1683. SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville and is host to a variety of events. Please visit the park’s web site at www.musicliveshere.com for further information.

Suwannee Roots Revival 2018  (New Additions in Bold)
Oteil & Friends
Leftover Salmon
Donna the Buffalo
Keller Williams’ PettyGrass Featuring The HillBenders
Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce
Bruce Cockburn
The Seldom Scene
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Samantha Fish
Shinyribs
Dustbowl Revival
Jim Lauderdale
Verlon Thompson
Rev. Jeff Mosier
Jon Stickley Trio
The Grass Is Dead
Joe Craven & The Sometimers
The Lonely Heartstring Band
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
The Lee Boys
Katie Skene and Cosmic Kind
Tornado Rider
Sauce Boss
Belle and The Band
Whetherman
Sloppy Joe
Quartermoon
The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn
Brett Bass and Melted Plectrum
The Corbitt Brothers
Nikki Talley
SYZYGY
The Dunehoppers
LPT
The Walker Family Band
David Gans – Artist-at-Large
Jeff Bradley
Suwannee Spirit Kids
Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus

Further information at www.SuwanneeRootsRevival.com. Also visit us on at www.facebook.com/suwanneeroots, Twitter & Instagram: @SuwanneeRoots (#SuwanneeRoots)

 

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