October 23, 2009 (Boulder, CO) - Leftover Salmon today announced an extremely intimate and special performance kicking of their "Celebrating 20 Years" tour. On Monday, December 28, Leftover Salmon returns to The Eldo in Crested Butte, where the band played its first show together on New Year's Eve 1990.
The Eldo is a very limited capacity venue and tickets go on sale Saturday, October 24 at 10am MST through Leftover Salmon Ticketing http://leftovertickets.jambasetickets.com. Tickets are $35 and show time is 10:30 PM.
As previously announced Leftover Salmon will continue its 20 Year Celebration at the Boulder Theater December 30 & 31 and conclude with a 'Salmon and Friends' show at Denver's Ogden Theatre Saturday, January 2. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
The New Year's show will be celebrated with three full sets of Salmon. The Emmitt-Nershi Band will open the December 30 show, while Great American Taxi will open the January 2 date along with several special guests. The Eldo will be an intimate 'Evening With' performance featuring only Leftover Salmon.
Additionally, the band is offering a complimentary historical musical compendium of 28 tracks as a special gift to fans and music writers in celebration of 20 years of Leftover Salmon as four-part download. The first part of this special download series is available exclusively here.
Leftover Salmon's trademark sound that came to be known worldwide as 'Poly-ethnic Cajun Slamgrass' propelled the group from its humble Rocky Mountain beginnings to international critical acclaim while greatly influencing countless groups that soon followed in their footsteps, such as The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and others.
About Leftover Salmon:
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), the first studio record since the loss of founding member, banjoist Mark Vann.
Each of the band's releases cemented 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