Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment Present...

Leftover Salmon

w/ Old Shoe
Live And Outside!

All Ages
Sunday, June 30
Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 7:30pm
$30 GA / $45 Party Pit

Leftover Salmon:

Few bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon.

Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band who had the guts to add drums to the mix and who was unafraid to stir in any number of highly combustible styles into their ever evolving sound, to their role as a pioneer of the modern jamband scene, to their current status as elder-statesmen of the scene who cast a huge influential shadow over every festival they play, Leftover Salmon has been a crucial link in keeping alive the traditional music of the past while at the same time pushing that sound forward with their own weirdly, unique style.

In their fourth decade as a band, Leftover Salmon is showing no signs of slowing down, continuing to create new music in the studio, including the most recent release Brand New Good Old Days (Compass Records 2021).+The latest album shows that Leftover Salmon is still proving it possible to recreate themselves without changing who they are.

The band now features a lineup that has been together longer than any other in Salmon history and is one of the strongest the legendary band has ever assembled. Built around the core of founding members Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman, the band is now powered by banjo-wiz Andy Thorn, and driven by the steady rhythm section of bassist Greg Garrison, drummer Alwyn Robinson, and dobro player & keyboardist Jay Starling.

The current lineup is continuing the long, storied history of Salmon which found them first emerging from the progressive bluegrass world and coming of age as one the original jam bands, before rising to become architects of what has become known as Jamgrass and helping to create a landscape where bands schooled in the traditional rules of bluegrass can break free of those bonds through nontraditional instrumentation and an innate ability to push songs in new psychedelic directions live.

Salmon is a band who for more than thirty years has never stood still; they are constantly changing, evolving, and inspiring. If someone wanted to understand what Americana music is they could do no better than to go to a Leftover Salmon show, where they effortlessly glide from a bluegrass number born on the front porch, to the down-and-dirty Cajun swamps with a stop on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, to the hallowed halls of the Ryman in Nashville, before firing one up in the mountains of Colorado.

Old Shoe:

Old Shoe is a five-piece Americana roots rock band based out of Chicago, Illinois. Established in 2010, Old Shoe has steadily forged the Midwest scene with its organic grooves and growing loyal fanbase. The band’s humble beginnings started with weekly residencies at local Chicago bars, and quickly grew to high profile festival appearances at events like Summer Camp and Wakarusa, and opening slots for artists like Bruce Hornsby and Leftover Salmon. The band has even produced 12 annual installments of its own festival, Shoe Fest, drawing national acts and thousands of attendees from across the country.

Aside from their success in the live music realm, Old Shoe has also upheld a strong commitment to songwriting and the art of the record. Made up of talented songwriters hailing from as far away as Alaska, the band’s compositions paint a diverse landscape of American life. Old Shoe currently has four full-length albums under its belt, with a fifth record, Past the Light, slated for a December 2023 release. Their 2013 album Family was selected as the Best of 2013 Local Album by AAA radio station, 93.1FM WXRT.

Old Shoe’s music crosses many genres, from rock to funk, folk to indie, but it all lands in a space that is as comfortable as an old shoe. Over the years, this comfort has extended to the band’s fanbase, who have created a strong and welcoming sense of community that keeps both the band and fans marching along together.

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