Leftover Salmon is excited to announce their 2014 Spring Tour. It begins with a two night run at Phil Lesh's famed Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, followed by two nights at the Crystal Bay Club Casino in Nevada, an evening at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA and two nights at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA. The beginning of April brings us Minnesota for performances at Papa Charlie's (Lutsen, MN) & First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN) as well as Madison, WI at the Majestic Theatre. The tour closes with another double header at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, CO.
The band announced some member changes last year and this exciting group will be super-charged this year with the energy of their new members. Watch this exclusive video of Leftover Salmon introducing Alwyn and performing “Bird Call” Live at JamBase HQ in San Francisco. Thanks to Susan Weiand for the new band photo!
Colorado slam grass pioneers. Leftover Salmon were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars www.LeftoverSalmon.com
Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were 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.
Though the lineup would change through the years, the foundation of Leftover Salmon was built on the relationship between co-founders Drew Emmitt (vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin), Vince Herman (vocals, guitar, washboard) and Mark Vann (electric banjo). Following a decade of constant growth and constant touring, on March 4, 2002, Mark Vann lost his battle with cancer. Vann insisted that the band carry on and Salmon did so for several years leading up to an indefinite hiatus in 2005.
If Leftover Salmon had never played another note after leaving the stage in 2005, the legacy would have been secure; the members’ names etched in the books of history. But today, more than two decades after Salmon first took shape, the band produced new album, Aquatic Hitchhiker. That release signaled that Leftover Salmon is officially back.