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SUWANNEE SUMMER CLUSTERPLUCK ARTIST ADDITIONS!

SUWANNEE SUMMER CLUSTERPLUCK ARTIST ADDITIONS!

Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon),
artist-at-large Rev. Jeff Mosier and Pickled Holler
June 23 & 24, 2017 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL Continue reading SUWANNEE SUMMER CLUSTERPLUCK ARTIST ADDITIONS!

Kinfolk Celebration 2014

Kinfolk Celebration 2014   kinfolk2014_4.25x6_NEW_zoo   Our friends in the Yonder Mountain String Band are throwing one hell of a party at Planet Bluegrass in a couple of weeks!  With the bands regular special guests Jake Joliff and the fiery Allie Kral already making mad sparks with Adam, Ben and Dave they’re joined by super stars like John Bell of Widespread Panic, Ronnie McCoury and Jason Carter of the Travelin’ McCourys, Drew Emmitt and even the Patron Saint of Festivals Vince Herman. A once in a life time set of music and mayhem is on it’s way!  With full sets by The Travelin’ McCourys, Head For The Hills and the up and coming Gipsy Moon the fun will run till the wee hours of the night.  Tickets and information available HERE     Kinfolk Poster

Leftover Salmon, 3/26/14

Leftover Salmon
Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael, California
March 26, 2014

Leftover Salmon took the stage at San Rafael’s Terrapin Crossroads, and with Little Feat’s Bill Payne joining in, the evening turned out to be one special night. Photographer Susan Weiand was there at Phil Lesh’s venue to catch it all, and you can check out the images below.

Photos & Video: Outtakes, Interviews and On The Scene at The Festy

Several weeks ago, we presented a two-part series consisting of exclusive acoustic performances recorded while onsite at The Festy Experience. After doing so, we quickly realized that we not only had a copious amount of content remaining, but that we had yet to do the splendid event the true justice that it deserves.

After a long summer of events — some large, some small — The Festy Experience turned out to be something that was beyond imagination. In turn, it was the perfect way to “close out” a busy summer festival season.

From location to weather, lineup, activities and overall vibe, the event truly was “an experience.” As we noted in an earlier segment, it was akin to stumbling upon a diamond in the rough. 

In our attempt to provide the blissful weekend its due representation, we present Photos, Outtakes, Interviews and On The Scene at The Festy Experience with The Wood Brothers, Brett Dennen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Larry Keel, Sarah Siskind and Emmitt-Nershi Band.

 

 

Outtakes, Interviews and On The Scene at The Festy

 

Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from The Festy by David Shehi

The Festy Experience: Exclusive Acoustic Sessions, part I (VIDEO)

This past weekend, a diamond in the rough was found when we stumbled upon The Festy Experience. With a picturesque setting, the site that was nestled in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain range played host to not only some of the finest bluegrass, Americana and roots music, but also to an impeccable vibe where strangers greeted strangers with smiles, courtesy and warmness.

In the middle of it all was a beautiful large house that we asked artists to pass through for a series of exclusive acoustic sessions with Honest Tune. Fortunately, they agreed and what happened within those walls was pure magic.

In this first part of the series, we are graced with stellar performances from Emmitt-Nershi Band, Sarah Siskind and Toubab Krewe.

Acoustic Sessions at The Festy : Emmitt-Nershi “This House”

Acoustic Sessions at The Festy : Toubab Krewe

Acoustic Sessions at The Festy : Sarah Siskind “Take Me”

6th Annual String Summit at Hornings Hideout

The Northwest’s premier acoustic music festival returns for its sixth year to beautiful Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon, on August 24-26.  The event boasts three days of nearly all-acoustic music, culminating each night with main stage performances from musical hosts Yonder Mountain String Band, this year joined by special guest fiddler Darol Anger (David Grisman Quintet, Psychograss).

Also on the bill are New Riders of the Purple Sage with original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Hot Tuna guitarist Michael Falzarano; Banjo legend and teacher of Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, will perform with full band; Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon will perform with his band and host the acclaimed String Summit superjam.  Past year’s Super Jam performers have included Chris Thile, David Grisman, Vasser Clements, Hot Rize, Jerry Douglas and Tim O’Brien.

On Friday evening (August 24), String Summit presents the fourth annual Band Contest, where four competition finalists will compete for the opportunity to perform on the main stage the following year.

The tree-lined landscape of Horning’s Hideout is the perfect serene setting for an intimate weekend of all acoustic music.  Located just 20 minutes west of Portland and nestled in a hidden canyon of the rolling hills, dense trees and peacocks, Horning’s Hideout is truly one of Oregon’s best kept secrets.  All ages are welcome and children under 10 years old are free with a paying adult.  Three-day festival passes include music, crafts and vending, and plenty of on-site camping and parking.  A family/disabled camping area is available.  Tickets are $115 – $135.00 and are on sale now at www.ticketswest.com

For more information and ticketing links visit the official NWSS website at www.stringsummit.com.

Leftover Salmon ends hiatus, confirms summer festival appearances

Colorado-based Leftover Salmon announces it will return to the stage later this year.  Confirmed by a statement today from band manager John Joy the return will mark the end to the band’s 27-month hiatus.

Following the band’s last live performance on New Year’s Eve 2004 in Boulder, audiences nationwide will once again hear the trademark polyethnic-cajun-slamgrass sound that propelled the group from its humble Rocky Mountain beginnings to international critical acclaim.

The returning lineup for Leftover Salmon features Vince Herman (acoustic guitar, vocals), Drew Emmitt (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Jeff Sipe (drums), Greg Garrison (bass, vocals), Bill McKay (keyboards, vocals), and Noam Pikelny (banjo).

The confirmed performances have the band making festival appearances on opposite coasts including the High Sierra Music Festival in Northern California and the All Good Music Festival in West Virginia’s hills.

Confirmed 2007 Performances:

High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA 
2 performances: Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8

All Good Music Festival – Masontown, WV
Sunday, July 15

 

Leftover Salmon was formed by accident in 1989, when a local band, the Salmon Heads, asked members of the Left Hand String Band to fill some missing spots in its lineup.  The synergy worked and the resulting quintet went on to pioneer its own genre. 

After the independent release of Bridges to Bert in 1993 and the 1995 live follow-up Ask The Fish, Leftover Salmon gained a spot on the H.O.R.D.E. festival tour and a contract with Hollywood Records. Their Hollywood debut and second studio album, Euphoria, continued to define their eclectic sound and introduced many songs that would become classics for the band.

Other releases include The Nashville Sessions (1999) featuring scores of famous Nashville artists and session musicians as collaborators; Live (2002) the first recording with the new rhythm section, O Cracker, Where Art Thou? (2003) featuring Cracker members David Lowery and Johnny Hickman with LS as the backing band, and Leftover Salmon (2004) first studio record since the loss of founding member, banjoist Mark Vann.

Each of the band’s releases cements its contemporary sound with the solid genre-bending fusion of newgrass, folk and blues. Through the course of the initial 15 years of 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 Andersson, along with members of the The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band 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.

Official Leftover Salmon website: www.leftoversalmon.com