Colorado’s Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass
“On The Road Again…2012 Winter Tour!”
Leftover Salmon is excited to announce the dates for their 2012 On The Road Again winter tour. The multi-date tour will find the band performing through the Rocky Mountain region and marks the band’s lengthiest tour since spring 2004. The On The Road Again tour begins February 28th and continues through March 12th.
The sound of Colorado’s legendary Leftover Salmon is unmistakable: fluid, loose-limbed, and simultaneously rootsy and daring. Fusing an unrivaled improvisational fervor to a dizzying combination of bluegrass, Cajun, funk, Southern rock, boogie, Caribbean, Latin, and jazz influences, Leftover Salmon has earned a legion of diehard fans, critical accolades, and a reputation as one of the most exciting, engaging concert experiences to ever hit the road.
The origins of Leftover Salmon are as intriguing as their name. The group was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1989, as the result of a merger between Vince Herman (from Cajun/Calypso/Jugband The Salmonheads) and Drew Emmitt (of progressive bluegrass Left Hand String Band.)
Leftover Salmon is back to their classic 5 piece lineup featuring: Vince Herman (Guitar/Vocals), Drew Emmitt (Multi Instrumentalist/ Vocals), Greg Garrison (Bass/Vocals), Andy Thorn (Banjo/Vocals), Jose Martinez (Drums).
The band has recently recorded it’s first album in over 8 years with producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos). The album will be released this year. Leftover Salmon will also hit the road this year with some full length tours.
“We’re really fired up to get back on the road and turn up the slamgrass” says Vince Herman.
Throughout the course of 22 years, Leftover Salmon has performed music with such contemporaries as Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, Pete Wernick, Col. Bruce Hampton, Oteil Burbridge, Bill Payne, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Pete Sears, Todd Park Mohr, Tony Furtado, Theresa Anderson, along with members of The String Cheese Incident, Phish, Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Little Feat and dozens of additional artists.
The band continues to break new ground with its highly energetic live performances and initiate new fans with each show.