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Leftover Salmon is kicking off the start of their Fall Tour tonight at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA and would like to announce that Special Guest Liz Berlin of Rusted Root will be opening the show!
After that they’ve got lots of great shows coming up, including two more camping festivals before this festival season comes to a close, a return to the Boulder Theater for two night to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend, Strings and Sol in Tulum, Mexico in December, and for New Year’s Eve they will be heating up the Midwest with a four-night run! There are lots of stops along this tour that the band has not traveled to in many years, plus they will be armed with their New Album ‘Aquatic Hitchhiker‘!

We’re also excited that fiddler extraordinaire Jason Carter (Del McCoury, Travelin’ McCourys & who also performed on the new album) will be the featured guest for both the Athens, GA show at the Georgia Theatre on October 9th and the following day at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC

The New Years shows are going to be a blast and even more so with the news that The Lee Boys will be opening up for Leftover Salmon on ALL 4 NIGHTS of this run! The Lee Boys will be touring behind their new release ‘Testify’ on Evil Teen Records co-owned by Warren Haynes. Guests on the record include Warren & Jimmy Herring, amongst others. This New Years Run is sure to be one full of energy!

Check out the complete tour schedule below. We look forward to seeing you out there on the road!

Please be in tune to their Facebook Page as they will be posting frequent updates on their wall from the road! www.facebook.com/leftoversalmon

Leftover Salmon Tour Dates
10/02 – Millvale, PA  – Mr. Smalls Theatre
* w/ Special Guest opening set by: Liz Berlin from Rusted Root!
10/03 – Bethlehem, PA – MusikFest Cafe’
10/04 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/05 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/06 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/07 – Nelson County, VA – The Festy Experience
10/09 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre * w/ Special Guest: Jason Carter
10/10 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel * w/ Special Guest: Jason Carter
10/11 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
10/12-13 – Ozark, AR – Harvest Music Festival
10/16 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
10/17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/18 – Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club
10/19 – Ames, IA – DG’s Tap House
10/20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/21 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
11/23-24/2012 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
12/12-16 – Tulum, Mexico – Strings & Sol
12/27 – Indianapolis, IN  –  Vogue Theatre * w/ The Lee Boys
12/28-29 – St. Louis, MO –  Old Rock House * w/ The Lee Boys
12/31 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre * w/ The Lee Boys


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Check out this interview with Tara in the Pittsburgh Music report for their show at Mr. Smalls this Thursday! To read the full article, follow the link.

Photo by Matt Dunmore

Donna the Buffalo will be performing at Mr Smalls this Thursday, September 9th. For 21 years DTB has performed feel good, infectious music that often moves listeners physically and spiritually. Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins are the songwriting team that have made DTB the band it is today. Tara Nevins was kind enough to give us an interview speaking about her 21+ year career and a new solo album.

Does anything surprise you after being in the music industry for 20 + years?

TN: Nothing surprises me, there are no rules, and everything goes in the music business. People become incredibly rich and famous who I wonder why they did. People have tons of talent and never get noticed. If you’re somewhere in the middle and you have a great following you travel, are self contained, and this is our career. We have our fans and I feel fortunate that we have the fans that we do. I feel fortunate that we have this great scene, but you know what we’ve worked hard to do it.

I see by your touring schedule you usually tour the east coast, which venues or places do you like?

TN: I really enjoy playing festivals, I love spending the weekend outside and the community and spirit feeling of a festival. We play festivals all summer long, they go from early spring to early fall. We play festivals a lot through out the year. I enjoy playing theaters, we play from Maine down to Florida, try to get out to Colorado once a year, and may go out to the west coast in December. I love the south, we do well in the Carolina, Florida, and New York state. Lots of great places to see, great people everywhere we go. Festivals are great because people come from all over and you get to reach people all at one time making it a good bonding ground.

I was told that you’re working on new solo album, when do you expect that to be completed?

Tara: Probably by late fall, but it probably won’t be out until early next year 2011. We’re recording it with producer Larry Campbell. Larry Campbell is a fine musician who has produced both of Levon Helm’s recent albums Dirt Farmer and Electric Dirt, both of which went on to win Grammys. Larry Campbell also plays in Levon Helms band and toured with Bob Dylan’s band for eight years. He’s a fine fine person and a fine fine musician and I’m very fortunate to be working with him on this record.

Have you worked with Larry before and how we’re you introduced?

Tara: No. I was introduced to him by a fellow musician friend.

How is the new solo album different from your previous one?

Tara: I’ve written all but two songs on it and I’m singing on everything. On my last record I didn’t do much of the lead singing, but on this one I’m doing all the lead singing. It’s more song oriented rather than fiddle tailor oriented.

Have you in the past played any of your solo songs at Donna the Buffalo shows?

Tara: Sometimes, but not a whole lot. As far as Donna the Buffalo we as a band are writing new material and will be recording an album sometime in the winter, maybe February. We have some new band members, Vic Stafford on drums, David McCracken on keyboards, Kyle Spark on bass along with Jeb and myself. We’re loving the new band, great guys, and great musicians. We’re having a blast on the road and we’re looking forward to the new record with the new band. We’re really busy.

You were in Pittsburgh late last year, is there anything about Pittsburgh that you really enjoy?

Tara: We’re good friends with Rusted Root, Liz Berlin’s whose place is Mr Smalls, and we enjoy coming there. We have a lot of good friends there and fans who have become good friends who we really like seeing. We really enjoy it for many reasons.

–Interview by Jonathon Puff.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.pghmusicreport.com/2010/09/show-preview-interview-donna-buffalo.html

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