‘Leftover Salmon’ to Perform in Durango Jan. 26

An Evening of Leftover Salmon is set to fire up the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Friday, January 26, 2018. Special guest Head for the Hills will open the show at 7:30pm.

Called the architects of what is now popularly known as “jamgrass,” Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences: rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. Leftover Salmon is a direct descendant of bands such as Little Feat, New Grass Revival, Grateful Dead, and The Band, playing music that reflects the sounds emanating from the Appalachian hills, streets of New Orleans, clubs of Chicago, plains of Texas, and mountains of Colorado.

Over the band’s 25-plus years, Leftover Salmon’s sound has grown and evolved while staying true to the roots and guiding spirit of the band’s founding members, mandolinist Drew Emmitt and guitarist Vince Herman, and now deceased. banjo player Mark Vann. The addition of new band members over the years has nurtured a freshness in Leftover Salmon’s sound, and has added an edge to the long-lasting power of the band’s music. Today, Leftover Salmon endures as a vital and significant presence and is said to hold an unequivocal stature as a truly legendary band.

In addition to Emmitt and Herman, the band is now fueled by prodigious banjo player Andy Thorn and the rhythm section of drummer Alwyn Robinson, keyboardist Erik Deustch and longtime bassist Greg Garrison.
With an unpredictable approach in a live setting, the band’s willingness to take chances by fusing disparate musical styles and incorporating non-traditional bluegrass covers into its repertoire, Leftover Salmon has pushed the progressive bluegrass sound to the next level.

Special guest Head for the Hills prides itself on defying expectations, but remaining true to the roots of bluegrass. The band creates music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk, stitching together songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music.

Four-time award winner of Best in Bluegrass in Colorado by Westword Magazine, Head for the Hills features Adam Kinghorn (guitar), Joe Lessard (violin,) Matt Loewen (bass) and Sam Parks (mandolin).

Tickets for An Evening with Leftover Salmon, with special guest Head for the Hills ($35-$45) are available on-line at www.durangoconcerts.com, or call 970.247.7657, or visit the Ticket Office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 8th St. and Main Ave., Downtown Durango. Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm, and Saturdays, 10am-4pm. All sales final.

The Community Concert Hall is a not-for-profit, multi-use performance venue located on the campus of Fort Lewis College. Its ability to bring a diverse spectrum of shows to Southwest Colorado is made possible through a partnership with the college, a state-supported, independent institution of higher education, and through financial and in-kind contributions from generous members of the community.