2008

Leftover Salmon Spring 2008 update

Drew Emmitt- for the Grateful Web

Festival season is here and Leftover Salmon will be back on the circuit again this summer. 2008 is shaping up to be one of the biggest festival season's ever. Salmon will be partaking in a handful of these and we look forward to seeing you all there.

The band will kick off a string of festivals dates at Wakarusa in Lawrence, KS. This will be the first time the band has played Wakarusa since its inaugural year. Then it's back to Telluride for the first time in 5 years celebrating 35th year of Telluride Bluegrass.

Denver will host the largest festival Colorado has ever seen at Dick's Sporting Goods Park produced by AEG Live, we are excited to be apart of this inaugural festival and massive line up! 10,000 Lakes Festival welcome Salmon back for the first time since it inception in 2003!

Returning to so many great events and helping kick off a new one here in our home state has us all thinking Festivaaalll!

June
7+8 Wakaursa Festival - Lawrence, KS
20   Telluride Bluegrass - Telluride, CO
July
20   Mile High Music Festival - Denver, CO
26   10,000 Lakes Festival - Detroit Lakes, MN

Tune In and Check Out!

The music player on leftoversalmon.com has some select music from this past December's shows. Enjoy this music, this will also give you a preview of these shows now available for download or mail order from our merchandise page.

Download the December 29th KBCO Studio C session featuring Drew, Vince, and Noam for free here!  

Merchandise Sale!
We are blowing out all the vintage Salmon gear to make room for some new items. We have some big discounts and great incentives on all our merchandise. Supplies are limited. Check out our merch page to see what's in store.

In other news:

Next Friday April 11th Great American Taxi with very special guest Drew Emmitt will be performing at a benefit for the Discover Hope Fund. This will take place at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, CO.  Head for the Hills and Oakhurst will also be performing. Look for Vince and Great American Taxi on the road elsewhere.  info @ www.greatamericantaxi.net.

Drew Emmitt will be touring this summer with good friend Billy Nershi and their new band the Emmitt-Nershi Band. Check out all confirmed dates at www.emmittnershiband.com.

Check out Leftover Salmon's drummer Jeff Sipe featured in the latest issue of Modern Drummer.

Denver Selected as 2008 Solar America City

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Gov. Bill Ritter today congratulated Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and the city for receiving a $200,000 U.S. Department of Energy "Solar America Cities" award. Denver will receive technical and funding assistance for developing solar electric projects.

 

"I applaud Mayor Hickenlooper and Colorado's capital city for being selected as a 2008 Solar America City," Gov. Ritter said. "This national award recognizes Denver's greening efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and incorporate clean, renewable sources of power. The Solar America grant will further stimulate our renewable energy industry, protect our natural environment, increase our energy security and advance Colorado's New Energy Economy."

The announcement comes on the heels of several other major New Energy Economy achievements in recent weeks, including:

The opening of Vestas Blades in Windsor;

The announcement that ConocoPhillips is opening an alternative-fuel research hub in Louisville;

The relocation of RES Americas from Texas to Broomfield;

Xcel Energy's decision to make Boulder the nation's first

Smart Grid City; and 

 

Last week's signing of a historic "homegrown energy" or net-metering bill into law by Gov. Ritter.

DOE Secretary Samuel W. Bodman made the announcement today that $2.4 million will be available to 12 cities across the country. These cities were chosen for their commitment and comprehensive approach to the deployment of solar technologies and the development of sustainable solar infrastructures.  The Solar America Initiative (SAI) aims to make electricity from solar photovoltaics cost-competitive with conventional electricity by 2015. 

Ben Harper To Present at 2008 Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Ben Harper will induct blues harp legend Little Walter into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10 in New York City!

Ben will perform live today, Feb. 29th at the 58th Annual Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo, Italy's popular long-running song contest. He'll join Italian sensation Jovanotti for the song "Fango" , and play "Lifeline" solo acoustic. The event will be televised on Italy's Rai Uno.

Ringo Starr and Ben Harper meet for a one-on-one interview as part of the exclusive MySpace series "Artist on Artist." Catch it now at myspace.com/artistonartist!

B.H.I.C. will be the featured artist on the March 6th episode of "Live from the Artists Den", airing on Ovation TV. It will feature live footage from their 2007 performance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Get a sneak peak of "Forgiven" at ovationtv.com.

A live version of "With My Own Two Hands" has also been released on the CD "Live from the Artists Den: Season One." Buy it at Amazon.com.

"Body of War", featuring Ben Harper's "Black Rain" and a live duet with Eddie Vedder on "No More", is now available for pre-order at www.bodyofwarmusic.com. The website also features special footage and a studio version of the Vedder tune.

"Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran," a double-CD compilation of songs curated by Iraq war veteran Tomas Young, will be released by Sire Records on March 18, 2008.

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals are heading back to Europe this summer! They'll be playing a mix of festivals and special headlining engagements. The current list of events is posted in Tour Dates. More dates will be added soon!!

B.H.I.C. invite you to Vail, CO on Saturday, April 12th for a special one-night only engagement at the 2008 Spring Back to Vail concert. Tickets on sale now!

Check out a smokin' live version of "Whipping Boy" recorded during the "Lifeline" tour in B.H.I.C. Radio exclusively at www.benharper.net!

Blues Cruise Sets Sail October 2007 & January 2008

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The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise is recognized as one of the top blues festivals on the planet. It is also the world's only chartered blues cruise.  In addition to their annual Caribbean cruise that sets sail from Florida each January, this year the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise offers their West Coast cruise to the Mexican Riviera.

The ship will hit the high seas on October 13, 2007 from San Diego, California, destined for the Mexican Riviera.  The five-star Holland America ms Oosterdam ship will sail for seven days, all the while hosting intimate and electrifying performances by the world's best rhythm and blues talent: over 70 live performances by 22 acts!  Cruisers have the option to temporarily get their feet back on the ground by indulging in the attractions and beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta , and Manzanillo.

Cruisers will bask to the perpetual rhythms of Blues Cruise "Captain" Taj Mahal & The International Rhythm Band, Elvin Bishop, Bobby Rush, Lowrider Band (Howard Scott, Lee Oskar, BB Dickerson & Harold Brown), Tommy Castro, Marcia Ball, Rod Piazza, Bernard Allison, Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Eric Sardinas, John Lee Hooker, Jr, Sista Monica Parker, Doug MacLeod, Chico Banks, Eric Bibb, Earl Thomas, Eric Lindell, and Nathan James & Ben Hernandez.  Also on board are Piano Bar hosts Eden Brent and Leon Blue, plus invited special guests Ron Thompson, Lynwood Slim, Roy Gaines, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, and a host of unannounced surprise guests who will be onboard to share the excitement and join in Artist Spotlights and Jam Sessions.

Cruisers will witness many rare combinations of talent sharing the same stage and rub elbows with the stars by participating in artist workshops and autograph sessions.  Regular cruise headliner Taj Mahal exclaims, "It's a Blues Festival where everyone has a Backstage Pass!"

The testimonials are abundant: "Life-changing." "Magical." "The time of my life."

An ever growing family of dedicated fans are counting the days, hours, and minutes until the LRBC sets sail each year.  The cruise's menu of daily themes, contests, no-holds barred fun and sense of community are what really keep this ship afloat.

Letter from the Captain: http://www.bluescruise.com/experience.html
Artist & Cruiser Quotes: http://www.bluescruise.com/raves.html
Artist info page: http://www.bluescruise.com/mexicanriviera07.html

For more information visit www.BluesCruise.com or call 1-888-BLUESIN (258-3746).

JAM CRUISE 6 SETTING SAIL JANUARY 4-9, 2008

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Today, Jam Cruise 6 confirms trip dates and makes its line-up announcement.  This year's annual floating festival will leave Ft. Lauderdale on January 4, 2008 for a 5 day / 5 night music and travel adventure.  With over 20 bands and 2000 passengers aboard the MSC Lirica, the luxury cruise liner will make stops in Roatan, Honduras and Costa Maya, Mexico.

So far, Jam Cruise 6 has confirmed accomplished guitarist Warren Haynes, conscious hip hop innovators Michael Franti & Spearhead, New Orleans funk legends funky METERS featuring Art Neville, George Porter, Russell Batiste & Ian Neville, progressive bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band, new-funk favorites Galactic, Grateful Dead re-creators Dark Star Orchestra, jazz organ trio Soulive, reggae architects Toots & the Maytals, soul sister Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler featuring Jon Fishman, Steve Kimock & Jeff Coffin,  high energy jammers Perpetual Groove, B-3 organ-fueled blues-rock quartet Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, electronic loungers Lotus, west coast Rockers New Monsoon, the West African skewed Toubab Krewe, the inspired Colorado outfit The Motet, the thumping soundscapes of DJ Harry, special guest Karl Denson, and many others still to be announced.

More cabins than ever have been pre-booked!  Jam Cruise 6 reservations open to the public on June 4, 2007 at  www.jamcruise.com.

Since its first journey in 2003, Jam Cruise has revolutionized the music festival experience by blending the community, spontaneity and good times of a music festival with the convenience, luxury, and adventure of cruise travel.  Jam Cruise's unique story has been featured in a diverse list of media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, HARP, Gourmet Magazine, Outside Magazine, Travel and Leisure, and many others.

Jam Cruise is presented by Cloud 9 Adventures: a partnership between Mark Brown, Josh Moore & Roger Naber.