Leftover Salmon release new song, welcome new drummer

Photo by Susan Weiand

Photo by Susan Weiand

Jose’ Martinez, long time drummer for Leftover Salmon has decided to quit touring, and the Leftover family happily welcomes Alwyn Robinson to the joyful fracas. This Texas born player brings a varied background to the table, including steel drumming and classical percussion, so he should fit right in with the multi-faceted motley crew. Along with that news comes a new song, “Two Highways” which features Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, a supremely talented musician that showed up to play sax at their last sold out Bluebird show in Denver. It’s released through Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado, and has a sick poster by acclaimed poster artist Tyler Stout to go with it:

Poster by Tyler Stout

Poster by Tyler Stout

Listen to the new single “Two Highways” here:

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Leftover Salmon Sold Out Saturday Show in Denver Review

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Saturday night at Bluebird saw a sold out show for Boulder/Nederland’s own Leftover Salmon. At HORDE tour in 1997, I was bored watching Lenny Kravitz, went to the side stage to see what was going on, and these guys were playing and changed my life. Never knew music could be so fun. 16 years later, they are just as good as ever, and continue to write amazing new songs as seen on last year’s Aquatic Hitchhiker release. Set One ended with my favorite song, “Euphoria”, speeding up faster and faster until you feel like you can’t go any faster. And then they went even faster. This is why I love this crazily talented band.

Last time I saw them, the lyrics to the pro-growing anthem “Pasta on the Mountain” had the lyric “pasta will be legalized”, but last night it was “pasta HAS been legalized”, followed by a roar of approval by the voters of the house and strong Nederland presence. The song then went on to become a medley including Marley’s “Stir It Up” and Led Zeppelin’s “D’Yer Maker”. The night ended with church, a rousing call and response version of “Rise Up (Wake and Bake)” that left the audience happy to be in Colorado seeing Vince Herman back in town. You’ve been missed! Special Guest Steve Berlin from Los LobosScramble Campbell and C Alan Crandall were also in attendance, making Bluebird the place to be last night.

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Euphoria at Denver Street Party 2012

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