: December 1, 2014
Leftover Salmon live at Twist and Shout December 1st
There is an old saying: “You don’t miss your water, ’til the well runs dry.” This is a different way of saying :”Don’t take stuff for granted.” Leftover Salmon has been a fixture of Colorado music, and Bluegrass music, and newgrass music, and poly-ethnic-cajun-slam-grass music for so long now it is very easy to take them for granted. You do so at your own loss. An unbelievable crowd of almost 300 packed the store for a fantastic 45 minutes of world-class Colorado music. Joining this legendary band was their latest member, Bill Payne, keyboard wizard of Little Feat for decades and now a card carrying Salmon boy. It was personally a thrill for me to have him in the store, especially since he turned out to be the sweetest guy on earth, but he added greatly to the already magical blend of styles and competencies this band has. They even played a Little Feat song: Six Feet Of Snow which makes an appearance on the excellent new Leftover Salmon CD called High Country which we sold a crapload of.
Everyone in this band, and the organization that surrounds them is nice and down to earth, but frontman Vince Herman is truly a man of the people. He is just a natural front man and the most easy-going, genuine guy. I have crossed paths with him a number of times over the years and have never found him to be any less than a great guy. Thanks to the entire band, manager John Joy, and all the many fans who came and did not take this treasure of a band for granted.