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Leftover Salmon
Origin Boulder, Colorado
Genres Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass
Years active 19892005
2007–present
Associated acts Great American Taxi
Drew Emmitt Band
Punch Brothers
The Everyone Orchestra
Strings For Industry
The Emmitt and Nershi Band
Website www.leftoversalmon.com
Members
Vince Herman
Drew Emmitt
Noam Pikelny
Greg Garrison
Bill McKay
Jeff Sipe
Former members
Mark Vann
Tye North
Jose Martinez
Michael Wooten

Leftover Salmon is a jam band from Boulder, Colorado, formed in 1989. Their unique blend of bluegrass, rock, country, and Cajun/Zydeco, which the band calls "Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass", has found favor with the jam band scene. The band took a hiatus in 2005, and spent parts of 2007 in a reunion.

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History

The band formed by accident in 1989, when a local band, the Salmon Heads (Vince Herman), asked some members of the Left Hand String Band (Drew Emmitt, Glenn Keefe, Mark Vann) to fill some missing spots in its lineup. The synergy worked and the result was Leftover Salmon. The lineup would change significantly over the years, but the "Big Three" -- Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman and Mark Vann—remained the heart of the band until Vann's death in 2002.

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 with guest keyboardist Pete Sears, continued to define their eclectic sound and introduced many songs that would become classics for the band.

In March 2002, founding member and banjoist Mark Vann lost his battle with cancer. He was succeeded by Noam Pikelny.

In 2004 the band announced they would be going on hiatus at the end of the year.

An award-nominated documentary film of Leftover Salmon, titled Years In Your Ears, was released on DVD in November 2006.

Leftover Salmon reunited in 2007 and played six performances, including the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA, the All Good Festival in WV,as well as Denver and Boulder, CO shows in late December. Leftover Salmon marked their unofficial return to the stage with a performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on Sunday, June 24, 2007, as "Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman and Friends." They were introduced by Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band with the line, "No matter what the program says, we all know what's going on here."

Despite their various successful side projects, Leftover Salmon played seven times during the summer of 2008, and in September headlined the 2008 Mulberry Mountain Festival in Ozark, Arkansas. The band has already scheduled shows for early January, 2009, as well. They will perform between two and five shows on Jam Cruise 7.

Band members

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Current members

  • Vince Herman - Vocals, Guitar, Washboard
  • Drew Emmitt - Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle, Electric Guitar
  • Noam Pikelny - Banjo, Electric Banjo (2002–present)
  • Greg Garrison - Bass, Vocals
  • Bill McKay - Vocals, Keyboards
  • Jeff Sipe - Drums

Former members

  • Mark Vann - Banjo (1989-2002)
  • Glenn Keefe - Bass (1989-1994)
  • Tye North - Bass
  • Michael Wooten - Drums
  • Jose Martinez
  • Glenn Keefe - Bass (1989-1994)
  • David Dorian
  • Joe Jogerst

Discography

Albums

Leftover Salmon

Year Title Label
1993 Bridges to Bert -
1995 Ask the Fish -
1997 Euphoria Hollywood
1999 The Nashville Sessions Hollywood
2002 Live Compass
2004 Leftover Salmon Compendia

Collaboration

Videos

  • Years In Your Ears ...a Story of Leftover Salmon (2006, DVD)

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Leftover Salmon
Origin Boulder, Colorado
Genres Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass
Years active 19892005
2007 (reunion)
Associated acts Great American Taxi
Drew Emmitt Band
Punch Brothers
Website www.leftoversalmon.com
Members
Vince Herman
Drew Emmitt
Noam Pikelny
Greg Garrison
Bill McKay
Jeff Sipe
Former members
Mark Vann
Tye North
Jose Martinez
Michael Wooten

Leftover Salmon is an American rock and jam band from Boulder, Colorado.

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Discography

Albums

Leftover Salmon

Year Title Label
1993 Bridges to Bert -
1995 Ask the Fish -
1997 Euphoria Hollywood
1999 The Nashville Sessions Hollywood
2002 Live Compass
2004 Leftover Salmon Compendia

Other

  • O' Cracker Where Art Thou? (Pitch A Tent), 2003 (with Cracker)

Videos

  • Years In Your Ears ...a Story of Leftover Salmon (2006, DVD)

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