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Leftover Salmon Releases 2nd Single Through Breckenridge Brewery:
“Thornpipe” Featuring Casey Dreissen

Because Handcrafted Music Deserves Handcrafted Beer.

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Thornpipe Artwork by Jeff Wood

Thornpipe is Available This August Through Breck Brew Download Cards
Accompanied with an Artist Series Coaster and Contests

Bringing new meaning to the practice of catch and release, Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado and bluegrass band Leftover Salmon have caught up with each other to launch the second release in a series of four original songs. The new music is being pre-released exclusively within Breckenridge Brewery’s 12-pack Sampler Packs through October. Each of four song download codes is provided on Artist Series coasters, specially created by four well-known artists from the “Rock Art” community and packaged inside the Sampler Packs.

The second song available is “Thornpipe,” which Andy Thorn wrote years ago, but he believed it was missing something. While attending the Old Settler’s Music Festival in Austin in April, the group hooked up with Casey Driessen who added the missing component – sounds from his fiddle. Sound engineer Mario Casillio was able to set up a makeshift studio in the back of the band’s bus, and as Thorn remembers, “Casey was kind enough to spend a bit of his afternoon laying down some hot fiddlin’.”

“In music you’ve got your hornpipes and your jigs, but this tune is a ‘Thornpipe,’” continued Thorn. “It’s a pretty simple banjo tune with a few twists and turns to have fun with.”

Renowned poster artist Jeff Wood of Zen Mystic Studio created the artwork for “Thornpipe.”

“My art is heavily steeped in psychedelia, so when approached about the LoS Breckenridge coaster project, swirling images started dancing through my head,” said Wood. “‘Thornpipe’ is a great bluegrass tune and I envisioned a group of salmon forming a mandala spinning inside a ring of thorns. Mandalas have been used through the ages as a meditation and contemplation tool for the artist and the viewer. My hopes were that when one looks at the coaster image they will become lost in the image and, with beer in hand, it will take them to a more peaceful Colorado state of mind.”

The second Artist Series song download coasters will begin shipping in specially marked Breckenridge Brewery 12-pack Sampler Packs in mid-August. Every download that is retrieved enters that person in a drawing. The grand prize is a trip for two to Colorado for a VIP experience at Leftover Salmon’s Thanksgiving shows, with a behind-the-scenes Breckenridge Brewery tour and a band meet-and-greet. Other prizes include a band-autographed acoustic guitar made by Andrew White Guitars, which builds Vince Herman his guitars; a set of four Artist Series coaster posters, framed and signed by the band; and weekly online poster giveaways.

Gary Houston, Jeff Wood, Nate Duval and Tyler Stout each crafted their artwork with inspiration from Leftover Salmon’s new music and Breckenridge Brewery’s beers. In addition to the coasters, each artist is printing a limited run of 100 screen print posters that are numbered and signed. The posters are available through weekly giveaways on both Breckenridge Brewery’s and Leftover Salmon’s Facebook and Instagram pages. They also will be given away at special events in select bars in cities where the band is touring.

About Breckenridge Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery was founded in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado. In the past two decades Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer and restaurant companies in the nation. It now handcrafts more than 52,000 barrels of fresh beer annually and owns and operates five brewpubs and ale houses in the state of Colorado. For more information visit www.breckbrew.com.
For complete information visit http://www.breckbrew.com/LeftoverSalmon or follow on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/BreckenridgeBrewery.

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BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY TEAMS UP WITH COLORADO BLUEGRASS BAND LEFTOVER SALMON
Handcrafted Music Deserves Handcrafted Beer.

NEW Song “High Country” Available This July Through Breck Brew Download Cards
Accompanied with an Artist Series Coaster and Contests

Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado has a big fish on the line. The brewery recently announced it has teamed up with Colorado bluegrass band Leftover Salmon to deliver new music to fans exclusively through Breckenridge beers. Leftover Salmon will debut four original songs from July to October, and they will be pre-released exclusively through Breckenridge Brewery’s 12-pack Sampler Packs. Song download codes will be provided on four collector’s item Artist Series coasters packaged within Sampler Packs.

LoS_PRessShot_FOrBREck“These new Leftover Salmon songs are inspired by Breckenridge Brewery’s Fine Colorado Ales, the Colorado lifestyle, and the beauty that Colorado has to offer,” said Breckenridge Brewery’s Marketing Director Todd Thibault. “It makes perfect sense to package these songs with our beers and give folks the full Colorado experience!”

National touring act Leftover Salmon was formed in Colorado in 1989. The slamgrass pioneers created one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping it become a pillar of the jam band scene and an unwitting architect of the jam grass genre.

Each of four song downloads will be released alongside an Artist Series coaster, specially created by four well-known artists from the “Rock Art” community and packaged inside Breckenridge Brewery’s 12-pack Sampler Packs. Gary Houston, Jeff Wood, Nate Duval and Tyler Stout each crafted their artwork with inspiration from Leftover Salmon’s music and Breckenridge Brewery’s beers. In addition to the coasters, each artist is printing a limited run of 100 screen print posters. The posters will be available through select giveaways on social media and at special events across the country.

The Artist Series song download coasters will begin shipping in specially marked Breckenridge Brewery 12-pack Sampler Packs in July. Sampler Pack purchasers will not only receive 12 bottles of Breckenridge beer, but also an Artist Series coaster, a free song download and a chance to win prizes – every download that is retrieved enters that person in a drawing. The grand prize is a trip for two to Colorado for a VIP experience at Leftover Salmon’s Thanksgiving shows, with a behind-the-scenes Breckenridge Brewery tour and a band meet-and-greet. Other prizes include a band-autographed acoustic guitar made by Andrew White Guitars, which builds Vince Herman his guitars; a set of four Artist Series coaster posters, framed and signed by the band; and much more.

The first Leftover Salmon download song available this month is “High Country.” The song was recorded between March 25 and April 4, 2013 at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver. It was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos; engineered by Mario Casilio; and mixed and mastered by Dave McNair. The song features Joey Porter on organ.

“I wrote this song while on a hike in the Collegiate Peaks wilderness,” remembered Leftover Salmon band member Andy Thorn. “It was such a beautiful day up there I just started singing, ‘I wanna be in the high country all day,’ and having fun making up verses about it.  By the time we got back to the cabin and grabbed a guitar it was basically finished!”

HighCountr2Gary Houston of Voodoo Catbox created the accompanying artwork. Houston is based in Portland, OR and specializes in scratch board illustrations, which he appreciates as being hands-on and organic. He also screen prints, and scratch board lends itself to this process very well.

“When I was approached to work on this project, my initial thoughts were of outdoors, summer and water, and the idea that water is such a pivotal point in making beer,” reflected Houston. “I wanted the image to have a mystical quality… Mountains, trees, churning water and salmon with spawning on their minds, in a mystical setting.” For more details of Houston’s image and inspiration, click here.

This summer and fall Breckenridge Brewery is planning promotions in select bars throughout the country that coincide with Leftover Salmon’s tour stops. The events will not only provide fans a chance to collect the Artist Series song download coasters and limited edition Artist Series posters, but also will include special appearances by Leftover Salmon. Dates and cities will be posted online at http://www.breckbrew.com/LeftoverSalmon.

“Imagine having the opportunity to drink a beer with some of the best musicians to come out of Colorado, pick up a free song download and an autographed limited edition poster,” concluded Thibault. “I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer evening.”

For fans who are not able to receive song download coasters, ‘High Country’ will be released via iTunes on August 6th as will the other songs at later dates.

For more information visit www.breckbrew.com or follow on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BreckenridgeBrewery.

About Breckenridge Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery was founded in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado. In the past two decades Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer and restaurant companies in the nation. It now handcrafts more than 52,000 barrels of fresh beer annually and owns and operates five brewpubs and ale houses in the state of Colorado. For more information visit www.breckbrew.com.

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New Music From Leftover Salmon Coming This Summer!
Find Out How To Get It First For Free From Breckenridge Brewery

Leftover Salmon is excited to announce a partnership with Breckenridge Brewery. This summer we will be delivering new songs from Leftover Salmon through download cards you get when buying Breck beer. To launch this LoS is hosting Happy Hour parties sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery each night of their 3-night run at the Bluebird Theater in Denver on Thursday- Saturday, March 28-30th.

Breckenridge Brewery is offering free beer to the first 20 LoS ticket holders at the Happy Hour each night as well as beer specials! There will be LoS and Breck Brew giveaways, a Conscious Alliance Food Drive (Donate 25 cans of food for a FREE 3 poster set or 10 cans for one poster), and you just never know who will show up…  The Happy Hours take place from 5:30-7:30pm each night before the Salmon show at the Bluebird. Locations where Breck will be taking over the taps are: Thursday at Atomic Cowboy, Friday at Irish Snug, Saturday at Atomic Cowboy. Also, get in on the action of the late-night Live Jams at the Park House after the Bluebird shows! Park House will be featuring local musicians including The SoulFax Sessions featuring Daniel Walker, Chris Speasmaker (Fox Street All Stars), and Dave Solzberg (Fox Street All Stars)on Thursday; Caribou Mountain Collective on Friday; and Stereo Giants on Friday and Saturday nights with special guests sitting in each night.

More about Leftover Salmon: www.LeftoverSalmon.com
NPR’s Mountain Stage heralded Colorado’s Leftover Salmon as “one of the most beloved acts on America’s summer-festival circuit” as they’ve returned from an eight year hiatus touring with their new album Aquatic Hitchhiker [released May 22, 2012 on LoS Records]. Stay tuned for new songs from LoS this summer from Breck Beer!

They emerged on the scene in Boulder, CO in 1989 as one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. “This is one fish that has only gotten better with age. Fiery solos and elements of country, bluegrass, jazz and jam rock combine into a heady mix of feel-good tunes — and some that carry a hefty message, as well,” said CMT in 2012.

Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Today, Leftover Salmon is: Vince Herman (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin); Drew Emmitt (vocals, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, mandola, fiddle); Andy Thorn (vocals, acoustic and electric banjo, National guitar); Greg Garrison (vocals, acoustic and electric bass, acoustic guitar); Jose Martinez (drums, percussion).

More About Breckenridge Brewery: www.BreckBrew.com
Back in the late 80’s (right around when Leftover Salmon was just starting up in the area) Breckenridge’s founder’s homebrewed creations were a hit, and soon he was spending more time brewing than skiing. So he chased after another dream – making exceptional beer for a living and the original Breckenridge Brewery opened in 1990. The founder’s ski bum days were over, and so were the days of bland beer for the folks in Colorado’s ski country.

Today Breckenridge Brewery continues to work hard to satisfy the thirsts of discerning beer drinkers. In the past two decades they’ve grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer companies in the nation. They now handcraft nearly 53,000 barrels of fresh beer each year and sell it across Colorado and 35 other states.

About Conscious Alliance: www.ConsciousAlliance.org
Conscious Alliance is a national nonprofit organization committed to hunger relief and youth empowerment. Since 2002, their Boulder, Colorado based 501(c)(3) has provided more than 1.6 million meals to communities across the United States. Operating through ongoing, grassroots food collection – mostly by organizing ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives at concerts and music festivals – donations to Conscious Alliance benefit food pantries nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations. Their organization raises awareness of the extreme poverty on many of these reservations, which are among the nation’s poorest communities, and provides opportunities for Native American youth to explore their creativity and develop strong ties to their culture.

DETAILS AT A GLANCE:

Breck Pre-LoS Happy Hours:
5:30pm – 7:30pm each night
Thu 3/28 Atomic Cowboy 3237 East Colfax Ave
Fri 3/29 The Irish Snug 1201 E Colfax Ave.
Sat 3/30 Atomic Cowboy 3237 East Colfax Ave

Conscious Alliance FOOD DRIVE:
Donate 25 cans of food for a FREE 3 poster set or 10 cans for 1 poster
(The posters are commemorative of each night’s show)

Leftover Salmon at the Bluebird Theater
Thu-Sat, March 28th, 29th & 30th, 2013
Doors 8pm/ Music 9pm; $35.75 per day, 3 day pass $75
3317 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
www.bluebirdtheater.net

Late Night Live Jams @ Park House
Free Entrance with Your Bluebird Stub
1515 Madison St. (at the corner of  Colfax 1 block from the Bluebird)
The Jams take place each night after the Bluebird shows & will feature local musicians

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Leftover Salmon is pleased to announce 2013 Spring Tour! Highlights include Suwannee Springfest, three intimate evenings at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, a trip to Texas for Old Settler’s Music Festival and the Houston International Festival, and a special run of shows in the southeast. The tour closes at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans during Jazzfest!

LOS Fan Ticketing for the Spring 2013 goes on sale February 7th at 10:00am MST.

LoS’s New Years Run is now available for download. And Strings & Sol (Tulum, Mexcio) is available NOW for FREE! Click the link:http://www.livedownloads.com

Mountain Stage will be rebroadcasting Leftover Salmon’s performance from April 2012; it will hit the airwaves February 8th. Be sure to tune in! Air times vary by station, please check your local listings: www.mountainstage.org/mtnstageaffiliates

Leftover Salmon Spring Tour Dates
Fri-Sat, March 22-23 Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Springfest
Thu- Sat, March 28-30 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Sat, April 13 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Sun, April 14 Steamboat Springs, CO – Gondola Plaza (Free Show)
Sat April 20 Driftwood, TX – Old Settler’s Music Festival
Sun, April 21 Houston, TX – Houston International Airport
Tue, April 23 Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
Wed, April 24 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Thu, April 25 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
Fri, April 26 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
Sat, April 27 New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf

For more information and to see the Winter Tour Dates:
http://LeftoverSalmon.com

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Leftover Salmon’s Thanksgiving Weekend @ The Boulder Theater
Friday & Saturday, November 23-24th, 2012
8pm doors, $27.50 per day, $50 for 2-nights (limited)
2032 14th St. Boulder, CO 80302

Leftover Salmon is happy to announce a two night run at the Boulder Theater on Friday and Saturday, November 23rd – 24th to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend! NPR’s Mountain Stage heralded Colorado’s Leftover Salmon as “one of the most beloved acts on America’s summer-festival circuit” as they’ve returned from an eight year hiatus touring with their new album Aquatic Hitchhiker [released May 22 on LoS Records]. Exploring new new sonic territory, AOL’s The Boot listed Aquatic Hitchhiker as one of the best Americana albums of this year.

Members of the Leftover Salmon fan-club can purchase advance tickets for the Thanksgiving shows on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 10am MST through http://leftovertickets.jambasetickets.com/events/248491. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, September 14th at 10am MST through www.bouldertheater.com and at the Boulder Theater box office.

There ain’t no place they’d rather be letting loose for Thanksgiving weekend than with friends, fans, and family right back where it all started back in 1989 when they emerged on the scene as one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre.

Leftover Salmon kicked off the 2012 season by hosting an epic block party in downtown Denver, releasing a behind-the-scenes documentary “Salmonlandia,” touring relentlessly and scoring a spot as Discovery Channel’s first-ever house band on “After the Catch,” the post-show special for the Emmy-winning series “The Deadliest Catch.”

Now they are gearing up for their Fall tour which kicks off October 2nd and sees several familiar stops along the way, some of which the band has not visited in over a decade. The tour rolls through the Northeast, Southeast & Midwest with festival stops at The Festy Experience & Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival at Mulberry Mountain and String & Sol in Tulum, Mexico.

Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Today, Leftover Salmon is: Vince Herman (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin); Drew Emmitt (vocals, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, mandola, fiddle); Andy Thorn (vocals, acoustic and electric banjo, National guitar); Greg Garrison (vocals, acoustic and electric bass, acoustic guitar); Jose Martinez (drums, percussion).

More information is available at www.LeftoverSalmon.com.
WATCH “Gulf of Mexico” Live from LoS’s CD Release show on Sante Fe Dr In Denver

Leftover Salmon Tour Dates
10/02 – Millvale, PA  – Mr. Smalls Theatre
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
10/10 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
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
12/28-29 – St. Louis, MO –  Old Rock House
12/31 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

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After a phenomenal time at this years 16th annual Suwannee Springfest, I’ve been re-living it through folks’ videos, photos, and words on the festival.

Honest Tune‘s David Shehi and Rex Thomson recorded some amazing sessions with many musicians at the Festival including Yonder Mountain, Donna the Buffalo, The Infamous Stringdusters, and more. Here’s a fun photo of their session with Tara Nevins and Jeb Puryear of Donna the Buffalo. Stay tuned to Honest Tune (www.honesttune.com) for  lots of fun stuff! … and remember to Vote Rex!

"A fantastic Springfest is now in the book. Now, we go to the editing room so that memories like this Donna the Buffalo backstage performance (& the Mosier Brothers one that followed) can live on forever." --- David Shehi, Honest Tune

Donna’s full Saturday set from Suwannee Springfest with wonderful intro by Festival Director Paul Levine! Thanks to Mark DaBabe for recording. Check out his pics HERE:

Hype-magazine posted a Suwannee Springfest teaser! So much more to come, exclusives with Donna the Buffalo, Greensky Bluegrass and Whetherman! Check out some awesome PHOTOS.

Great American Taxi “Appalachian Soul” Vid by Your Hometown Hiker- Chuck Allen:

Emmit-Nershi Band Finale. Vid by Soulacious

Elephant Revival. Vid by Ducksoapgirl

“Find of the festival? I have to say we loved Lizzy Ross and her band, and not just because they hail from Chapel Hill North Carolina. She totally rocked. Run don’t walk to iTunes and get some for yourself…The Lizzy Ross Band, ” writes the Fly Fish Chick in her blog about the fest. Read the full post here: http://flyfishchick.com/2012/03/27/best-of-the-fest/

Festgrrl writes, “Elephant Revival: Wow. Young band, fresh, arresting sound, soulful picking, intriguing arrangements, and the startling lead singer-washboard/djembe/musical saw player Bonnie Paine’s haunting voice — I hate to compare such a gorgeous instrument to anyone else, but it sounded to me like a cross between Natalie Merchant  and Nora Jones. Actually, she sounds exactly like herself.” Read her full post about the festival HERE. Stay tuned for videos of the band’s originals…in the meantime check out this fun one with Vince Herman (Great American Taxi) sitting in with them:

Your Hometown Hiker, Chuck Allen, posted this fun video of Greensky Bluegrass:

Tornado Rider “Giant Tree” posted by Octavello:

Verlon Thompson covers Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs To Me” while jamming with Donna The Buffalo Sunday Night. Posted by Your Hometown Hiker, Chuck Allen:

Hot Buttered Rum by Your Hometown Hiker:

Check out this “Black Muddy River” by the Mosier Brothers. vid by skizzlesnix:

Grant Peeples “Jesus Was a revolutionary.” Vid by PanamaCityLive

Grandpa’s Cough Medicine. Vid by Soulalicious

Roy Book Binder “Rag Mama.” Vid by gangelone

Bibb City Ramblers “Heat Lightning.” Vid by  Christy Fowler


Whetherman “Sea Line.” Vid by westmelody

Stay Tuned– I will add more to this post as the week goes on 🙂

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SHOW CANCELLATION: Vince Herman’s mother and father are both gravely ill and he will be unable to perform the SouthEast run of shows with The Herman Clan. Please keep Vince, Colin, Silas and their family in your prayers this holiday season. Bobby Miller and the Virginia DareDevils will be performing in their honor for the MoDaddy’s show this Thursday Dec. 2nd in Asheville.

Here’s more info on the Virginia DareDevils:

The creation of innovative and original music is an ever elusive goal in this day and age. The Virginia DareDevils’ primary mission to do just that is certainly well under way. From its humble beginnings three years ago in the acoustic music hotbed of Asheville, NC, this group of seasoned musical veterans has banded together to create an organic musical stew rooted in traditional melody and tone, layered with improvisational solos, and textured rhythms reminiscent of 40’s Bluegrass and 80’s Newgrass.  With a tip of the hat, as well, to Swing, Old Time, and Psychedelic Rock and Roll, the result is a musical garment unique in style and taste.  Members include Bobby Miller (Mandolin, Lead Vocals), Griff Martin (Guitar, Vocals), Jason Flournoy (Banjo), Rick Cooper (Upright Bass), and Tim Gardner (Fiddle).

Find out more about the Virginia DareDevils’ new release, Brother Adieu, on the Asheville Roots Music Review blog.

Show details:

Bobby Miller and the Virginia DareDevils
MoDaddy’s Bar
Thursday, December 2nd

10pm
828-258-1550
77 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

http://modaddysbar.com

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