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Leftover Salmon celebrates three decades in the music business this year with the release of the group’s biography, Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years Of Festivalby Tim Newby.  To support the book, the band is traveling on its “Stories From The Living Room” tour. That follows the band’s latest tour for the latest album, Something Higher, a 12-cut disc that includes the fine fiddle work of Jeremy Garrett from The Infamous Stringdusters on the song “Game Of Thorns.” Garrett said, “I love what they came up with on this song. It captures a lot of the reasons why people are fans of this band—deep creativity with tight arrangements, yet never losing sight of the funelement that flows throughout their music.”

Over ten days at Wavelab Studio in Tucson, Ariz., Leftover Salmon laid down an all-analog recording under the direction of longtime producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos). Founding member Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt returned for the latest project with banjoist Andy Thorn. Making up the rhythm section are bassist Greg Garrison, keyboardist Erik Deutsch, and drummer Alwyn Robinson. The heart of Leftover Salmon—the groove—exudes throughout all 12 tracks, bringing together the members’ influences of bluegrass, folk, rock’n’roll, Cajun, soul, Zydeco, jazz, and blues. Though schooled in the traditions of bluegrass, Leftover Salmon continues breaking the rules of traditional instrumentation with a sound that continues to leave fans begging for more, even after a thirty-year career. (www.leftoversalmon.com)BC

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