Leftover Salmon took the stage at the Crystal Bay Club for the second night in a row on April 11, to a packed house, and group of fans ready to dance. Its music runs deep in our Tahoe community, never a frown in the crowd, happy people grooving to “Rag Mama Rag,”
and a more mellow feeling and groove, when “Easy to Slip” took over the room. The band’s presence is large and comfortable and instills in the crowd, the desire to hear more of the music, more notes of the guitar, of the violin, the banjo, and to ponder on for a moment or two, the importance and joy of live music in our community.
The string based jamgrass band formed in 1989 from Boulder, Colo., has since has become a favorite in the jam band scene. Leftover Salmon is Vince Herman on acoustic guitar, vocals and washboard on occasion, Drew Emmitt on vocals, acoustic and electric mandolin, fiddle and electric guitar, Andy Thorn on vocals, electric and acoustic banjo, Greg Garrsion on vocals, acoustic and electric base, Bill Payne on vocals and keyboards and Alwyn Robinson on drums.
The band envelopes the crowd with music that radiates joy. Lake Tahoe loves Leftover Salmon and welcomes them back every time it graces the stage at the Crystal Bay Casino, with seemingly more and more enthusiasm.
Thanks boys, look forward to seeing y’all again next year, if not before.
- Set 1: Muddy Water Home, Dance on Yer Head, Oh Atlanta, Get Me Outta This City, Dear Old Dixie, Danger Man, Better Day, Mercury Blues, Who Stole My Monkey, Just When You Think
- Set 2: Ridin’ on the L & N, Out In The Woods, Steamboat Whistle Blues, Easy To Slip, Bend In The River, Sharon, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Powder Day, Rag Mama Rag
- Encore: Cajun Girl