Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon will hit the road as an acoustic duo tour this winter, with dates stretching across the Midwest and East Coast.
The two long-time collaborators are hitting the road for a rare run of acoustic duo shows performed in intimate settings that will celebrate over thirty years of musical friendship. Each night will be a journey through the pair’s long history and touch on all realms of their vast musical catalog including everything from well known favorites to long-forgotten gems, and everything in between.
They first came together on a late October evening when Vince Herman wandered into the Walrus Saloon in Boulder, Colorado, after being enticed by a sign reading “Bluegrass Music Here Tonight,. He met Drew Emmitt, whose band was playing that night, and the pair have been reshaping the musical landscape ever since. First at house parties and in the campgrounds at festivals, then in Emmitt’s bluegrass outfit the Left Hand String Band, before forming the legendary roots band Leftover Salmon on New Year’s Eve thirty years ago.
Since then, these two have been blazing new musical paths with Leftover Salmon, taking the music at their core: rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues, and crafting it into something new that has spawned a legion of bands in their wake. With their unpredictable approach in a live setting, their willingness to take chances by fusing disparate musical styles together and their incorporation of non-traditional bluegrass covers into their repertoire, Leftover Salmon has pushed that progressive bluegrass sound they were originally influenced by to the next level. Instead they are firmly settled in the long lineage of bands that defy simple categorization, always setting their own musical agenda.
Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt Acoustic Duo Tour
Dec. 19 – Barley’s – Knoxville, TN
Dec. 20 – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC
Feb. 6 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 7 – City Winery – Nashville, TN
Feb. 8 – 185 King Street – Brevard, NC
Feb. 9 – Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
Feb. 11 – City Winery – Washington, DC
Feb. 12 – City Winery – Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 13 – City Winery (2 shows) – New York, NY
Feb. 14 – The Egg – Albany, NY
Feb. 15 – Stage One – Fairfield, CT
Feb. 16 – City Winery – Boston, MA
Feb. 27 – Kenny’s Westside Pub – Peoria, IL
Feb. 28 – Redstone Room – Davenport, IA
Feb. 29 – City Winery (2 shows) – Chicago, IL