Why You Should Know Them
- Significant influencers in Colorado’s music scene that gained national exposure on the H.O.R.D.E. tour of the early 90’s, Leftover Salmon has been a JamGrass torch-bearer for nearly 25-years
- Coined the term “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” to describe their music, a mix of bluegrass, rock, country, and cajun/zydeco
- Rotating lineup consistently attracts top-notch musicians built around the core of Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt
- Tragically lost founding-member Mark Vann to skin cancer at the too-young age of 39
- The late 90’s edition featuring Herman, Emmitt, Vann, Tye North (bass) and Jeff Sipe (drums) was considered the essential line-up, though collaborations with Andy Thorn, Greg Garrison (bass), and Jose Martinez or Alwyn Robinson on drums have propelled the band’s new material
- Mixing musical styles
- Emmitt’s mutli-instrument perfection (mandolin, electric guitar, fiddle)
- Playing fast
- Herman’s stage presence
- Collaborations and attracting top-flight musicians
- FESTIVAL!, most notably their near-residency in Telluride Bluegrass Festival
- Promoting the banjo as an “electric” instrument
- Noam Pikelny – Prodigal banjo player that toured with Salmon from 2002-4.
- Great American Taxi – Herman’s band
- Bill Nershi – Emmitt’s lead partner in the fantastic Emmitt-Nershi Band
- Cracker – Rock band originating in the 90’s, recorded an album of bluegrass-tinged Cracker songs with Leftover Salmon on the album “O’ Cracker, Where Art Thou?”
- LeftoverSalmon.com – Official site, includes biography, media, merch and tour dates.
- Leftover Salmon’s Wikipedia Page – A little more detail and background.
- Leftover Salmon’s Official Facebook Page – You know you “like” it.
- Leftover Salmon’s Official Twitter Feed – Follow dee fish.
- LiveSalmon.com – Nugs.net site to purchase most Leftover shows since late 2012. High quality.
- Leftover Salmon’s Archive.org Catalog – When you’re ready to dig deeper into the catalog.
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NOTE: Leftover Salmon released four stand-out tracks in conjunction with Breckenridge Brewery in the second half of 2013. At the time this post was published, the tracks were only available through LiveSalmon.com and iTunes.