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SAM BUSH BAND, LEFTOVER SALMON, THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS,
STEEP CANYON RANGERS, DONNA THE BUFFALO, KELLER & THE KEELS, 
PETER ROWAN FREE MEXICAN AIRFORCE ft. LOS TEXAMANIACS
SLATED TO PERFORM AT THE 5TH SUWANNEE ROOTS REVIVAL

OCTOBER 14-17, 2021 AT THE SPIRIT OF SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK
LIVE OAK, FLORIDA

Tickets on Sale Thursday, June 17 at 10am at suwanneerootsrevival.com/tickets

LIVE OAK, FL — The 5th Suwannee Roots Revival takes place Thursday, October 14 – Sunday, October 17 at the renowned Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida. A plethora of incredible musicians are slated to perform including Sam Bush Band, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna the Buffalo, Keller & The Keels, Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs, Larry Keel Experience, Jon Stickley Trio, Jim Lauderdale, Darrell Scott, Verlon Thompson, Joe Craven & Painted Mandolin, Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble, Bowregard, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, The Grass Is Dead, Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Ralph Roddenbery, Nicholas Edward Williams, Quartermoon, and Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus.

Hosted by long time friends of SOSMP, Randy Judy and Beth Judy, Suwannee Roots Revival focuses on showcasing established as well as up-and-coming roots musicians throughout 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.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be returning to our beloved Suwannee and especially to my favorite place to hear music— the natural Amphitheater,” says Beth Judy. “This Roots is a true revival as we bring our amazing community back together after such dramatic and tough times experienced this past year. I believe this Suwannee Roots Revival will bring comfort and joy back to our festival family through the music of so many of our favorite artists along with the laughter, fun and healing we share in the beautiful natural and magical setting of Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.”

Suwannee Roots Revival is jam-packed with stellar music and dance on multiple stages throughout the weekend. 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. 

Suwannee Roots Revival kicks off on Thursday with a big start! Newgrass legend Sam Bush will crush a two hour set with his band before Leftover Salmon closes out the night with a spicy set of their own potent brew of bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, Cajun, soul, zydeco and jazz and blues. Master songwriter Darrell Scott will perform the first set of his festival appearances and Thursday will also introduce Sarah Shook & the Disarmers to the SOSMP family.

Friday brings Americana roots troubadours Donna the Buffalo back to the Amphitheater for the first of their festival appearances. They’ll be back at it on Saturday and Sunday including an afternoon set with Mr. Americana himself, Jim Lauderdale, on the Amphitheater Stage, a Porch Stage set, and Suwannee Roots Reviavl’s traditional Sunday closing set on the Amphitheater Stage where they will be sure to include many special guest artists from the festival.

Friday also brings the first of two festival performances by the intrepid knights of bluegrass—Steep Canyon Rangers, the return of Leftover Salmon for their second appearance, as well as sets by Appalachian psychedelic bluegrass trio Keller & The Keels, the cinematic Jon Stickley Trio, and many more including a workshop and Porch Stage set by Darrell Scott.

On Saturday, SOSMP welcomes back The Infamous Stringdusters for some wildly creative bluegrass innovation, the flatpicking legend and his explosive band—Larry Keel Experience, and Peter Rowan flies in with his Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs. Up and coming Colorado bluegrass band, Bowregard will make their maiden Suwannee appearance. Verlon Thompson will bring his usual wit, charm, and stellar songwriting and musicianship for a set as well as a workshop with Jim Lauderdale and will return the following day for another set.

Vassar Sunday will be filled with festival family favorites culminating with Donna the Buffalo’s closing jam.

Placing a strong emphasis on embracing the traditions that have made the park a national treasure, there will be a wide array of arts & crafts as well as culinary delights ranging from healthy to decadent in the Vending Village. Hands-on and performance workshops will be held throughout the weekend with a variety of artists set to perform. The park itself is a place where kids of all ages can remember why they fell in love with the magic mixture of sights, sounds, and sensations that constitutes a weekend of paradise that is the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 17th at 10am. Suwannee Roots Revival offers a multi-day Weekend Ticket that includes festival admission for four days of music, as well as primitive camping on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Early Bird Tickets are $140 (includes fees and taxes); Student / Military Early Bird are $130 (with a valid ID). Get your tickets quickly because there is a limited supply before the Early Bird Tier will sell out and they rise to the next pricing tier automatically—Early Bird Tier 2 Tickets at $175. For complete ticket information and to purchase tickets, visit 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 2021 Lineup

Sam Bush Band

Leftover Salmon

The Infamous Stringdusters

Steep Canyon Rangers

Donna the Buffalo

Keller & The Keels

Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs 

Larry Keel Experience

Jon Stickley Trio

Jim Lauderdale

Darrell Scott

Verlon Thompson

Joe Craven & Painted Mandolin

Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble

Bowregard

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

The Grass Is Dead

Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp

Ralph Roddenbery

Nicholas Edward Williams

Quartermoon

Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus

For more information, tickets, and to reserve camping, please visit www.suwanneerootsrevival.com.
Also visit us on a www.facebook.com/suwanneeroots, Twitter & Instagram: @SuwanneeRoots (#SuwanneeRoots).

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Recap, Setlists, and Photos: Leftover Salmon’s Fall Maskerade
3 Nights of Sold Out Shows in Buena Vista, CO at The Surf Hotel
Friday-Sunday, October 23-35, 2020
Streamed live on Nugs.tv 

Leftover Salmon Fall Maskerade 2020 Photos by JohnRyan Lockman

DENVER, CO — Leftover Salmon got the band back together for a very special weekend for the Fall Maskerade 2020, as their last show of 2020. For three sold out nights, Leftover Salmon played live in Buena Vista, CO at the Surf Hotel’s newest outdoor venue, The LAWN Friday-Sunday, October 23, 24, 25. 

The band also teamed up with Nugs.tv to stream all 3 shows.

“Buena Vista’s Surf Hotel was the perfect setting for a much needed socially distanced mini festival!” Vince Herman says, “The weather was Coloradoish. Sunny and warm and dumping snow too! It was a great collection of friends, kids, and dogs having music for the soul. Such fun! Now it’s time to crawl back into the Covid bubble and stay safe. See ya next year!”

With two sets each night, there were so many memorable moments! This small gathering of friends and family coming back together, along with everyone that tuned in online, was a great reminder how special this festival community is. Folks at home could feel the magical energy of the experience.

Friday night Leftover Salmon performed a number of songs for the first time live including, “Best Day Ever,” “Cloud City,” “Morning Dew,” and “We’ll Get By.” They went deep with a funky “Muddy Water Home” and Drew busted out the electric mandolin on “Fireline.” Tyler Grant joined in on “Breakin’ Thru” and “Mr. Charlie.”

Saturday Night was a total costume party on site– with fans dressed up to the max. Calls were made from stage to “Vote for Pedro”, theye bands was on fire

Coleman Smith (of Rapidgrass) on fiddle joined the band on “Bird Call” and Jerry Jeff Walker’s  “Derby Day.” The opening set closer, “Reuben’s Train” features some chicken foot antics and teased “Dinner And A Movie,” “Once In A Lifetime,” and “Moose’s Lucky Day.” They performed “Black Peter” for the first time live and hosted a crowd Maskerade during “Show Me Something Higher.” 

#ICYMI- Leftover Salmon Acoustic Tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker backstage Saturday night performing JJW’s ”Derby Day.” You can watch it on FaceBook here.

Sunday took place during a snowstorm, adding to the magic of the day. They, once again, played a handful of songs for the first time ever on stage including JJW’s “Mr. Bojangles,” “Sunday,” and “Bringing It On Home To Me.” Coleman Smith joined the band on fiddle for the entire second set and there was some triple fiddle action with Andy, Drew, and Coleman on “Bringing It On Home To Me.”

“This Is The Time” was the last song of the Los Fall Makerade (and the 2nd in that night’s encore) was extra special. The lyrics: “This isn’t a time for giving up. This is the time to be strong…. I know life is never easy, when you’re holding out so long… I know that we can make it, with a little bit of faith to get us by…. This isn’t the time or faking. This is the time for us to fly… 

This isn’t the time for losing hope. This is the time to lean… Well I know we can find our way if you’re ready to receive…. There’s always so much to learn, as you wander through this life…. And timing is everything. This is the time, the night…”

LoS Maskerade Setlists
Leftover Salmon is built around the core of founding members, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman, along with banjo-wiz Andy Thorn, bassist Greg Garrison, and drummer Alwyn Robinson.
Wally Ingram joined LoS on keys the entire weekend. 

Leftover Salmon Fall Maskerade 2020 Photos by JohnRyan Lockman


Friday – October 23, 2020 @ Buena Vista, CO

FRI SET ONE

Best Day Ever [1]

Muddy Water Home [2]

Liza

Just Before The Evening

Cloud City [1]

Foreign Fields >

Morning Dew [1]

Live it High

Cowgirl In The Sand

FRI SET TWO

Cajun Girl

We’ll Get By [1]

Down On The Waterfront 

Fireline [3]

Mama Boulet

Breakin’ Thru [4]

Mr. Charlie >

I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky >

Honky Tonk Woman >

Soul Shakedown Party >

Pasta On The Mountain >

Soul Shakedown Party >

Kinky Reggae >

Soul Shakedown Party >

Hot Corn Cold Corn >

Mr. Charlie [4]

Unpromised Land >

Whiskey Before Breakfast >

Unpromised Land


ENCORE

Fuzzy Little Hippy Girl >

Wipeout >

Lick It >

Wipeout

Friday Notes:

[1] First time performed live 

[2] Funky version 

[3] w/ Drew on electric mando 

[4] w/ Tyler Grant in guitar 

Saturday – October 24, 2020 @ Buena Vista, CO

SAT SET ONE

Let’s Give A Party

HooDoo Bash

Down In The Hollow

Tu’Na Pas Aller

Red Fox Run

Valley Of The Full Moon

Bird Call [1]

Derby Day [1]

Reuben’s Train [2][5]

SAT SET TWO

Gulf Of Mexico

Black Peter [3]

Simple Twist Of Fate >

Drums >

Zombie Jamboree

When The Levee Breaks

Brand New Good Old Days

Tangled Up In Blue

Higher Ground

Show Me Something Higher [4]

Madame Boudreaux

Who Stole My Monkey >

New Speedway Boogie >

Let In A Little Light >

Wake And Bake >

Let In A Little Light 

ENCORE

She Took Off My Romeo’s

Saturday Notes:

[1] w/ Coleman Smith on fiddle

[2] featured Vince solo w/ a chicken foot

[3] First time performed live 

[4] w/ crowd Maskerade 

[5] w/ Dinner And A Movie, Once In A Lifetime & Moose’s Lucky Day teases

Sunday – October 25, 2020 @ Buena Vista, CO. (during snow storm)

SUN SET ONE

Six Feet Of Snow

Whispering Waters

Mr. Bojangles [1]

High Country

Out In The Woods

Sunday [1]

Powder Day >

Better

Cold Rain & Snow

SET TWO

I Don’t Know You

Morning Sun

Last Days Of Autumn

Unplug That Telephone

River’s Rising

Mountain Top

Big Mon 

Bringing It On Home To Me [1][2]

Fastest Song

Big Mammu

Troubled Times


ENCORE

Rodeo Geek >

This Is The Time

Sunday Notes:
Entire second set with Coleman Smith on fiddle 

[1] First time performed live 

[2] Triple fiddle – Andy, Drew, Coleman (don’t try this at home) 

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2020-03-20 thru 2020-03-20 - BATB EVENT
BATB Benefit Timeline
Let’s Boogie To Benefit Mental Health

at
Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor
March 19-22, 2020

Featuring:
Leftover Salmon, Jerry Douglas and Friends, Circles Around The Sun,
Andy Frasco and the U.N., Nick Forster’s Hippy Bluegrass Church, DeadPhish Orchestra, Grant Farm, and more!

The Daily Schedule of Music Will Be Posted Friday 2/7
Single Day Passes Available 2/7

Location: The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Drive, Colorado Springs, CO (map)
Tickets, Rooms, and more at www.boogieatthebroadmoor.com 

DENVER, CO — This March 19-22 Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor returns for its second year to the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. This year a charity portion has been added to the event called Let’s Boogie To Benefit Mental Health. In 2020, the focus is on mental health, an important health concern that everyone and anyone can relate to, but a topic not openly talked about enough.

Let’s Boogie To Benefit Mental Health will consist of events addressing and bringing awareness to this important topic. Three events have been added —Bowling with the Band featuring Leftover Salmon and Circles Around The Sun on Thursday evening and We Bee Spelling featuring Andy Frasco and a an all-star jam on Sunday evening with members of Yonder Mountain String Band and more — bookending Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor. An additional free concert and Charity Raffle featuring Woodshed Red was added on Friday evening.

Leftover Salmon will be working closely with Backline, a recently formed organization that supports music industry professionals and their families; along with support on the national, state, and local level from the mental wellness organizations: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health Colorado, and Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention. These organizations will be on site throughout the weekend spreading awareness about this critically important topic.

Together we hope to raise funds and awareness throughout the Boogie At The Broadmoor weekend. All are welcome to attend the Let’s Boogie To Benefit events on a donation basis, even if you are not attending the festival that weekend. There is limited capacity to these events, so please get involved while space is still available.

Let’s bring our communities together and show our support for mental health. 

Leftover Salmon previously released a tune penned by their bassist Greg Garrison, “Songs You’ve Left Unsung,” as a tribute to dear friend Jeff Austin in his memory. All proceeds from the sale of it are donated to Backline and you can check it out here →  Backline.care/songs-left-unsung/

ABOUT LET’S BOOGIE TO BENEFIT MENTAL HEALTH EVENTS:

Bowling with the Band – Thursday, March 19th 7-11pm
Roll into Boogie at the Broadmoor on Thursday with a very special bowling tournament) and fundraising event to start the weekend at Play, the Broadmoor’s bowling alley. Bowling with the Band gives fans a rare chance to bowl with members of Leftover Salmon and Circles Around the Sun before the weekend’s festivities kick off on Friday. Teams of up to five (5) bowlers can sign up online to participate for $500/team ($100/bowler) and each team will be paired with a member of Leftover Salmon or Circles Around the Sun for the evening’s event. Create a team or join a team to participate in this unique fundraising opportunity! The proceeds of this event will benefit Backline. Top fundraising teams will win concert tickets and exclusive memorabilia.

Find out more and sign up to bowl at https://givebutter.com/boogiebowlingFree

Concert & Charity Raffle – Friday, March 20th 5-6:30pm
Join us at the International Center for a free concert featuring local favorites Woodshed Red. The weekend’s silent auction and raffle will begin at this time. Have the first chance to put your bids in for these great items. All proceeds will support our non-profit mental health partners for the event!

We Bee Spelling – Sunday, March 22nd 5-10:30pm
On Sunday March 22nd, Boogie at the Broadmoor will host a finale benefit event: We Bee Spelling, a comedy game show hosted by Alex Greer, Kyle Ayers (Conan) with house bandleader Andy Frasco with Leftover Salmon. We Bee Spelling is a one-of-a-kind experience — part late night variety show, part spelling bee, and all for charity — supporting mental health through Backline and Colorado mental wellness programs. Contestants participate in this interactive, live improv show on behalf of Backline and do their best to spell while encountering “sabotages” from the audience (such as spelling words backwards or performing hidden talents), increasingly more ridiculous head-to-head games, and all sorts of antics that make this a truly unique and hilarious fundraiser.

And that’s not all, Sunday night will be capped with a very special performance by members of Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, surprise guests, plus Woodshed Red! This send-off event will be open to the public on a donation basis and is limited capacity.

Find out more and sign up to Bee at https://givebutter.com/webeeboogie

MORE ABOUT BOOGIE AT THE BROADMOOR

Boogie At The Broadmoor will once again feature three days of Leftover Salmon and it going to be a Festivaaalll with 16+ bands over the weekend including Jerry Douglas and Friends, Circles Around The Sun, Andy Frasco and the U.N., Nick Forster’s Hippy Bluegrass Church, DeadPhish Orchestra, Grant Farm, Handmade Moments, Lonesome Days, Jack Cloonan Band, Woodshed Red, Armchair Boogie, Wood Belly, Pick and Howl, Shawn Nelson, Silent Disco, and a Jazz Brunch Set along with Special Guests: Jerry Douglas, Adam Greuel, and Roosevelt Collier.

This is a first class concert experience that is like no other, held at The Broadmoor Resort, a historic five star resort nestled against the backdrop of the Cheyenne Foothills just 75 miles south of Denver. Enjoy the beautiful property and a plethora of fantastic amenities including 20 restaurants, cafes, and bars on site! Plus a bowling alley, movie theater, spa, and even a zoo. 

More information about the event, tickets, and accomodations can be found at
www.BoogieAtTheBroadmoor.comMore about LoS at www.LeftoverSalmon.com.

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Announcing Leftover Salmon’s
30 Years Under The Big Top Vinyl Box Set
A Limited Signed and Numbered Edition Commemorating 30 Years as a Band

Pre-order Today at
https://leftover-salmon.myshopify.com/products/30-years-under-the-big-top-vinyl-box-set

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DENVER, CO — Leftover Salmon is excited to announce 30 Years Under The Big Top, a complete vinyl box set containing their music catalog from the past 30 years! 

NPR’s Mountain Stage calls Leftover Salmon, “One of the most fun-loving bands you’ll encounter” and Offbeat says they are, “One of the most spirited, jovial bands of the jam band nation.” Billboard concurs, “By blending so many elements of two-step, rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass and more, they’re able to repeatedly maintain a fresh sound, no matter how many years pass.” 

Leftover Salmon formed in 1989 when members of two Colorado-based bands that occasionally jammed with one another, Vince Herman’s Salmon Heads joined forces with Drew Emmitt’s Left Hand String Band to play a New Year’s Eve show at the Eldo, a live music venue in Crested Butte. 

Now, 30 years later, they are still swimming strong and are celebrating full-tilt boogie with the event “30 Years Under the Big Top” on New Years Eve at the new Mission Ballroom, a circus-themed extravaganza with With Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Lindsay Lou, in Denver, Colorado on December 31. 5280 Magazine says, “This Is the New Year’s Eve Show You Won’t Want to Miss,” and 30 Years Under The Big Top is the box set you won’t want to miss out on getting. 

BoxSet30YearsCover.jpegThis custom box set is a limited edition commemorating 30 years as a band. It includes 10 complete records including all studio albums: Bridges To Bert [1993], Ask The Fish [1995], Euphoria [1997], Nashville Sessions [1999], LIVE [2002], Leftover Salmon [2004], Aquatic Hitchhiker [2012], High Country [2014], Something Higher [2018], From The Living Room Vol. 1 [2019].

The set will also include bonus tracks and previously unreleased music and a 24-page full color booklet all contained in a custom cigarette style box with matte finish and magnetic closure with hand-drawn art by Gary Houston. It is a very limited edition and each set is signed and numbered by Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman. It ships in early 2020.

Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman says, “A long strange swim it’s been for Salmon. Through many incarnations, losses, joys, festivals, bars, barns, mountains, rivers, oceans, benefits, weddings, and goat yoga sessions; we have kept the big ball rolling with a love of music and each other to keep ourselves plowing ahead the only way we know how. Thank you all for letting us have this much fun for so long.”

Pre-order 30 Years Under The Big Top today at https://leftover-salmon.myshopify.com/products/30-years-under-the-big-top-vinyl-box-set. Every pre-order is entered to win season passes for two tickets to every show in 2020 (with some exceptions such as festivals).

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

 

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Sticks N’ Thorns on Tour Winter 2020
Featuring Jon Stickley of Jon Stickley Trio and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon

Sticks N’ Thorns is the new project from Leftover Salmon banjoist Andy Thorn and flatpicking guitarist Jon Stickley of the Jon Stickley Trio. Since their teenage years together in North Carolina, Andy and Jon have played together in numerous bands including the Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band (with Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass, and Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters). At the 2019 Telluride Bluegrass Festival summer Broke Mountain reunited amid rabid excitement (mostly their own). This was slightly more epic than the open mic nights the two had played together back in Durham. 

Today, both Jon and Andy are prominent members of the Jam Grass scene (and still best friends), despite divergent musical paths. Jon stayed in North Carolina and briefly played mandolin with Asheville favorites The Biscuit Burners. Shortly afterwards, he formed his own group, the Jon Stickley Trio, which has been praised by both NPR and the New York Times for the band’s boundary-defying bluegrass. 

Meanwhile, Andy enjoyed a stint in Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, then relocated to Colorado, where he joined the Emmitt-Nershi Band (with Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident, and Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon). Soon, Andy joined Leftover Salmon, ending the band’s multi-year hiatus. Leftover Salmon had just been waiting, it turned out, for their “missing banjo link.” Since then, the band has released multiple studio albums, using Andy’s original songs as the title tracks.

Sticks N’ Thorns is for everyone who wants to see what happens when two childhood friends reunite to bring everything they’ve learned from their music careers — and from life on the road —  to their new musical hijinks. Get ready for old-school classics, buddy shenanigans, and genre-defying bluegrass.

Sticks N’ Thorns Winter 2020 Tour Dates:
1/9 Thu – 185 King Street – Brevard, NC
1/10 Fri – The Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
1/11 Sat – The Hunt House – Atlanta, GA
1/12 Sun – 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, TN *
2/13 Thu – Steamboat Unplugged – Steamboat, CO ^
2/14 Fri – Animas City Theatre – Durango, CO #
2/15 Sat – The Liberty – Telluride, CO
2/16 Sun – The Surf Hotel – Buena Vista, CO
2/17 Mon – Shakedown Bar – Vail, CO
2/19 Wed – The Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO

* w/ Jon Stickley Trio
^ w/ Tyler Grant & Presented by Partners in Routt County & WinterWonderGrass
# w/ Robin Davis

For more information please visit www.facebook.com/JonStickleyTrio and www.facebook.com/andythornmusic

 

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Leftover Salmon Announce Winter Tour Dates

Watch LoS Perform “All Night Ride” on Ditty TV

Tickets On Sale: Wednesday, December 4 @ 10am MT

Ticket links here →  www.leftoversalmon.com/tour

V1 Announce.jpgDENVER, 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-a-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. NPR’s Mountain Stage says, “One of the most fun-loving bands you’ll encounter, Leftover Salmon has built a fervent audience with an insatiable thirst for living, and re-living, its energetic live performances,” while Offbeat calls them, “One of the most spirited, jovial bands of the jam band nation.”

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. Billboard writes,By blending so many elements of two-step, rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass and more, they’re able to repeatedly maintain a fresh sound, no matter how many years pass.”

Leftover Salmon formed in 1989 when members of two Colorado-based bands that occasionally jammed with one another, Vince Herman’s Salmon Heads joined forces with Drew Emmitt’s Left Hand String Band to play a New Year’s Eve show at the Eldo, a live music venue in Crested Butte. 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.

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.

Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman says, “A long strange swim it’s been for Salmon. Through many incarnations, losses, joys, festivals, bars, barns, mountains, rivers, oceans, benefits, weddings, and goat yoga sessions; we have kept the big ball rolling with a love of music and each other to keep ourselves plowing ahead the only way we know how. Thank you all for letting us have this much fun for so long.”

Leftover Salmon Winter 2020 Tour Dates
1/15 Wed – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX*
1/16 Thu – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX*
1/17 Fri – Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX*
1/18 Sat – Gruene Hall – New Braunfels, TX*
3/6 Fri – Crystal Bay Casino – Crystal Bay, NV
3/7 Sat – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA^
3/12 Thu – Community Concert Hall Durango, CO
3/13 Fri – The Commonwealth Room – Salt Lake City, UT
3/14-15 Sat-Sun – Knotty Pine – Victor, ID
3/20-22 Fri-Sun – Boogie At The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, CO

* w/ Jason Boland & The Stragglers
^ w/ ALO

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

 

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Leftover Salmon Releases “Songs You’ve Left Unsung” on Backline

In Memory of Jeff Austin

Written by Greg Garrison

Pay What You Wish – 100% of Proceeds Donated to Backline

Denver, CO — Leftover Salmon releases “Songs You’ve Left Unsung” as a tribute to dear friend Jeff Austin in his memory. The song was penned by LoS’s bassist, Greg Garrison, and is out today, November 4, 2019 at Backline.care/songs-left-unsung/. All proceeds from the sale of it are donated to Backline. 

Backline.Care is a hub for music industry professionals and their families to quickly and easily access mental health and wellness resources. Backline has partnered with leading support organizations and care providers to streamline access to a wealth of services and educational resources specifically geared towards this work and lifestyle. It is a hub to discover existing organizations, unique content, peer networks, and case managers who can help create a plan that addresses your unique mental health and wellness challenges–on and off the road. Their website was created by music industry professionals for music industry professionals.

Here is a note from Greg Garrison about “Songs You’ve Left Unsung”:

I first met Jeff Austin when we were in 7th grade. Through the 80’s and 90’s, we somehow always wound up in the same places at the same times…Rolling Meadows, IL as kids, Decatur and Urbana, IL during our college years, and eventually Colorado as adults. And then, maybe predictably, as members of touring bands in the same scene.

“Songs You’ve Left Unsung” is a reflection on some of these times…the verses move chronologically, starting in Illinois and winding up in Colorado. The chorus is meant to be bittersweet but also hopeful for those of us that are still here writing songs, experiencing music, raising families and living life with all of its turbulent ups and downs.

I wanted to release the song with Backline because I think their mission is exceptionally important; providing mental health and wellness support to people in the music industry while also providing an opportunity for those of us who deal with issues like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse to share our stories. Hopefully, these stories will provide comfort, clarity, support, inspiration and a helping hand to anyone who is in need.

On a personal note, I have always struggled with a certain amount of social anxiety (not the easiest thing when you’re in a band like Leftover Salmon); the kind of anxiety that makes you feel like you’re always in the way, that folks don’t really want to hear what you have to say, play or sing, always looking for a way out of conversations because “this person doesn’t really want to be talking to me anyway…”. It makes being a musician, which involves a healthy amount of“putting yourself out there” a difficult task at times. Thankfully, when the music is happening and I’m playing the bass, I can close my eyes, quiet my mind and feel at home.

I discovered that I suffer from low-level depression (called dysthymia) during one of my most difficult periods as a human and as a musician. When I parted ways with Punch Brothers in 2008, a lot of things came crashing down. While my amazing third child (Ella) had just been born, I was also in the midst of a crumbling marriage, had no steady gig or income (Leftover Salmon was still just waking up from its hiatus), and the band that I had put so much time, effort, and soul into was moving in a different direction. Lots of stress…lots of anger…lots of confusion…lots of self-doubt…lots of hopelessness. I know many musicians can relate to this scenario, it’s certainly not a unique one in our industry.

Fortunately, through counseling, I was able to get my proverbial “shit together” to some extent, and I started taking medication (which I still take to this day). It’s hard to admit you need help. I’m glad that I did. I was lucky enough to have some honest people around me who recognized what I was going through and pushed me to make changes.

Like many, I certainly wish I would have understood the extent to which Jeff was hurting, and that I could have given him a helping hand when it was needed. I’m glad that an organization like Backline exists now, as having the support of others who have gone through or are going through a similar situation will allow the healing to start and leave far fewer songs left unsung.

-Greg Garrison

To donate and download the song, please visit www.backline.care/songs-left-unsung

For more about Leftover Salmon, please visit www.LeftoverSalmon.com

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VINCE HERMAN + DREW EMMITT
(FROM LEFTOVER SALMON)
ON TOUR THIS WINTER

DENVER, CO — First coming together on a late October evening when Vince Herman wandered into the Walrus Saloon in Boulder, Colorado, after being enticed by a sign reading “Bluegrass Music Here Tonight,” and met Drew Emmitt, whose band was playing that night, the pair have been reshaping the musical landscape ever since. First at house parties and the campgrounds at festivals, then in Emmitt’s bluegrass outfit the Left Hand String Band, before coming together and forming the legendary roots band Leftover Salmon on New Years Eve thirty years ago.

Since then, these two have been blazing new musical paths with Leftover Salmon, taking the music at their core, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues, and crafting it into something new that has spawned a legion of bands in their wake. With their unpredictable approach in a live setting, their willingness to take chances by fusing disparate musical styles together and their incorporation of non-traditional bluegrass covers into their repertoire, Leftover Salmon has pushed that progressive bluegrass sound they were originally influenced by to the next level. Instead they are firmly settled in the long lineage of bands that defy simple categorization, always setting their own musical agenda.

The two long-time collaborators are hitting the road for a rare run of acoustic-duo shows performed in intimate settings that will celebrate over thirty years of musical friendship. Each night will be a journey through the pair’s long history and touch on all realms of their vast musical catalog including everything from well-known favorites to long-forgotten gems, and everything in between.

Vince Herman + Drew Emmitt on Tour
12/19 Thu – Barley’s – Knoxville, TN
12/20 Fri – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC
2/6 Thu – City Winery – Atlanta, GA
2/7 Fri – City Winery – Nashville, TN
2/8 Sat – 185 King Street – Brevard, NC
2/9 Sun – Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
2/11 Tue – City Winery – Washington, DC
2/12 Wed – City Winery – Philadelphia, PA
2/13 Thu – City Winery (2 shows) – New York, NY
2/14 Fri – The Egg – Albany, NY
2/15 Sat – Stage One – Fairfield, CT
2/16 Sun – City Winery – Boston, MA
2/27 Thu – Kenny’s Westside Pub – Peoria, IL
2/28 Fri – Redstone Room – Davenport, IA
2/29 Sat – City Winery (2 shows) – Chicago, IL

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

 

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Leftover Salmon Celebrates 30 Years Under The Big Top
On New Years Eve 2019 at The Mission Ballroom
With Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Lindsay Lou


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The Mission Ballroom: 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80216
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DENVER, 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. NPR’s Mountain Stage says, “One of the most fun-loving bands you’ll encounter, Leftover Salmon has built a fervent audience with an insatiable thirst for living, and re-living, its energetic live performances,” while Offbeat calls them, “One of the most spirited, jovial bands of the jam band nation.” 

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.

Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman says, “A long strange swim it’s been for salmon. Through many incarnations, losses, joys, festivals, bars, barns, mountains, rivers, oceans, benefits, weddings, and goat yoga sessions; we have kept the big ball rolling with a love of music and each other to keep ourselves plowing ahead the only way we know how. Thank you all for letting us have this much fun for so long.” Vince continues “We are really excited to bring in the new year (and celebrate 30 years as a band) at home in Denver’s brand new Mission Ballroom, an absolute state of the art venue we hope to call home for years to come.”

Drew Emmitt adds, “So excited to celebrate this auspicious milestone at the fabulous new Mission Ballroom 

with friends, family, and so many fans that have supported us these thirty years! What an amazing journey this has been and continues to be!”

The band formed in 1989 when members of two Colorado-based bands that occasional jammed with one another, Vince Herman’s Salmon Heads joined forces with Drew Emmit’s Left Hand String Band to play a New Year’s Eve show at the Eldo, a live music venue in Crested Butte. As the story goes, a couple of members of the Salmon Heads couldn’t make the drive from Boulder, so they recruited members of the Left Hand String Band to join in for the festivities.

The Salina Journal writes, “Leftover Salmon wasn’t meant to last more than one night, much less still be cooking 30 years later… [Since then] The band has recorded multiple bestselling albums and has been an influence on a younger generation of folk-rock and bluegrass bands.”

Author Tim Newby tells the tale in his new book Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! which was published February 2019 by Rowman & Littlefield. Here is an excerpt:

“One of the clearest memories I have is driving to the gig with Drew and thinking, ‘Man, this is cool,’” says Herman. “This is the start of something new.” Emmitt and Herman, who were riding to the show together in Emmitt’s truck, were discussing what to call this conglomeration of the Left Hand String Band and the Salmon Heads, when Herman in a moment of pure simplistic, inspiration blurted out, “Leftover Salmon.” A solution so straightforward and simple it made perfect sense. Combine the names of the two bands and move on. Emmitt reflects on that burst of inspiration he has lived with ever since. “We laughed and said, ‘Okay.’ We didn’t think it was going to turn into anything at that point. We thought we were just going to be together for that gig.” Herman agrees, “I really thought it’d only last one gig.” Despite this uncertainty of this new band’s future for Herman, the drive to the show was filled with much optimism about the future for the two young musicians. Perhaps it was the impending New Year or the wide-open possibilities looming ahead for both. Herman states, “There was a definite sense of onward to the future going into that gig we both felt on the ride there.”

LosColor_creditBobCarmichael.jpgHeading 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. Billboard writes,By blending so many elements of two-step, rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass and more, they’re able to repeatedly maintain a fresh sound, no matter how many years pass.”

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.

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

 

 

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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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