Asheville, NC -- Leftover Salmon is happy to announce additional dates for their 2014 Spring Tour. They are also thrilled that Bill Payne of Little Feat will be joining the band for the majority of the run. Tonight, April 1, LoS plays a second night at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co in Chico before heading to the midwest for a few shows.
Payne joins the band for the two-night run at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins and they close out the first leg of the Spring tour with “Still Smokin,’” an event taking over the streets of Denver in front of Cervantes on 4/20. This May, LoS and Payne travel through the midwest for a few shows and then veer south to Florida, after a stop at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, and then onward to Georgia, North & South Carolina. They’ll head up through Virginia and land in DC for a two-night stand at The Hamilton before returning to North Carolina for more shows.
In mid-June, they will be back in Colorado for Snowmass Mammoth Fest and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Early July brings LoS and Payne to Las Vegas to play at the NEW Brooklyn Bowl location for two nights. This summer Leftover Salmon ft. Bill Payne perform at many festivals throughout the country including the Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, and Phases of the Moon.
The legend of Leftover Salmon begins in October 1985 when band leader, co-founder, singer, guitarist and washboard player Vince Herman left his home in Morgantown, WV with a buddy in search of that Rocky Mountain High. “The day that I arrived in Boulder” recalls Herman, “we literally drove in off the highway, parked the car, saw a sign at a bar that said ‘Bluegrass’, went in there and it was Drew playing with the Left Hand String Band; like the moment we got to town.”
Some would call this fate, others coincidence, either way this moment would change the lives of Herman, Emmitt and a whole lot of other people. A few years later Herman had established his own group, the Salmon Heads, and on New Year’s Eve 1989 he asked Left Hand String Band members Emmitt and bassist Glen Keefe to fill in for some missing Salmon Heads. They took the name Leftover Salmon and the group played its first show at The El Dorado Café in Crested Butte, CO.
LoS Fan Club ticketing for the new shows will go on-sale at 10am (MST) on Thursday April 3rd. Be sure to tune in to LiveSalmon.com for LIVE-streams of all shows (provided there is access to an Internet connection) and downloads of live performances within a few days of the show.
Check the Salmon site for the latest tour information at http://leftoversalmon.com/site/tour/