Leftover Salmon Reflects On Their Origins For ‘Grass Roots’

Newgrass/jam band Leftover Salmon have been impacting traditional and experimental music for decades, inspiring the careers of a generation of artists including Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder Mountain String Band. They’ve recently released new track “Simple Twist of Fate” from upcoming album Grass Roots that arrives May 19th, 2023. The song is drawn from Bob Dylan’s catalog to deliver an up-tempo version that features co-founder Vince Herman on lead vocals.

On Grass Roots, Leftover Salmon reflect on their Bluegrass and festival campground origins with a set of songs that draws from the repertoires that The Salmon Heads and The Left Hand String Band played when they first jammed in a Telluride Bluegrass Festival campground.

Collaborating with Billy StringsOliver Wood, and Darol Anger on the album, and with the recent addition of Jay Starling on resophonic guitar, lap steel and keys, Leftover Salmon play Bluegrass standards and new versions of songs from Bob Dylan, David Bromberg, and The Grateful Dead.

Artwork by Caleb Mulholland
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