While much of the country was figuring out how to dish up Thanksgiving leftover turkey, Leftover Salmon served up two steamy nights of tasty bluegrass licks at the Boulder Theater. The six-man band, celebrating 25 years of music, joined forces with the Jeff Austin Band for a two-night run that allowed Colorado music fans to quickly forget the remaining helpings of turkey sandwiches and soup. Both nights Leftover Salmon jammed two sets of their polytechnic Cajun bluegrass for three hours. The second set of night one included a full helping of their album the Aquatic Hitchhiker followed by energetic covers of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.
Jeff Austin’s group of melody makers started each night with lively improvisational sets that turned Black Friday shopping stampedes into golden foot-stomping jamborees. Early in night two, Jeff Austin joined Leftover for a breathless series of tunes rivaling any jams on the live music scene. The weekend celebration was a hootin’, hollerin’, holiday hoedown.