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EUFÓRQUESTRA ON TOUR IN NORTHWEST

Eufórquestra (pronounced: yoo-FOHR-keh-struh) will bring their High Intensity Global Dance Music out west from Colorado for a string of debut shows in the Northwest from August 9-14, 2011.

Eufórquestra is a seven-member unit that relocated to Fort Collins, CO in Summer 2008 after spending five years in Iowa City, IA. The band’s own brand of High Intensity Global Dance Music is a percussion and horn driven blend of modern music that fuses afrobeat, reggae, dub, funk, rock, soca and highlife with traditional sounds from Cuba, Brazil, West Africa and beyond. This is cutting edge music that ignites dance floors across the country with a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki; www.allaboutjazz.com).

Download their latest album “Soup” FREE at www.euforquestra.com.

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NORTHWEST TOUR DATES

Tuesday, August 9 & Wednesday, August 10

Bluegrass Ball

Horizon Resort Casino :: Tammarack Ballroom

Stateline, NV

(Phish after party featuring Travelin’ McCourys, Emmitt-Nershi Band, DJ Logic, Dead Winter Carpenters, Euforquestra and more)

Thursday, August 11

McMennemins’ Old St. Francis School

Bend, OR

Friday, August 12

WOW Hall

Eugene, OR*

* Special performance featuring one full set of live Talking Heads music

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

The Triple Door Musicquarium

Seattle, WA

SUNDAY, August 14

The Goodfoot Lounge

Portland, OR

Town Mountain at the Top of the Mountain

Town Mountain almost rocked the building strait off  the mountain side when they played at the Gold Hill Inn last night.  Before the show started I spoke t

Emmitt-Nershi Band Announces New Bassist

With Tyler Grant recently announcing his departure from the Emmitt-Nershi Band fans have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of the new bass player for the band.  Today the Emmitt-Nershi Band website and facebook will be making the announcement that Johnny Grubb of Railroad Earth will be filling the spot.  Throughout Johnny's 7 years with Railroad Earth he had played with Billy Nershi on many occasions opening up the doors for this opportunity.  The bands lineup change is effective as of now and all upcoming dates will be played with Drew Emmitt (mandolin/vocals), Billy Nershi (guitar/vocals), Andy Torn (banjo) and Johnny Grubb (bass).  Below is the official announcement that will be posted on the webpage and facebook from Johnny.

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Hello, World!  Rather than make someone else come up with an announcement for who the new bassist will be, I thought I'd try to follow in Tyler's gracious footsteps and do it myself.

My name is Johnny Grubb.  I went to school at Appalachian State University and saw Leftover Salmon many, many times my first couple of years there.  After ASU, I spent a good year rolling burritos, washing dishes and playing bluegrass in my hometown of Atlanta before serendipitously running into John Skehan of Railroad Earth one night at a gig of ours.  They just happened to be on the lookout for a new bassist and long story short, I spent 7 years in that band, playing several metric tons of great music and meeting lots of great folks all over the country.

One of the folks I met and had the good fortune of playing with on many occasions was Mr. Billy Nershi.  RRE was signed to SCI Fidelity Records for a number of years and we got to be friends with a bunch of the SCI/Mad House folks in time.  RRE always was and still is a full-time commitment. I just couldn't keep it up with the birth of my second boy last January, so I bowed out a year ago and spent this past year getting a web development consultancy off the ground, getting to know the virtues and vices of the various open source software scenes out there and being home with my wife and boys for the first time ever.  The itch to play some bass didn't come back until just a few months ago after getting into the most recent Larry Keel and Stringduster's CDs.

In any event, I cruised by this website last month to see what they were working with from a technical standpoint.  The meaning of Tyler's announcement that he was leaving didn't really hit me until the next day, at least not the part where I should give Billy a call and see who they have lined up.  I wasn't looking for another full-time gig, nor to be in another rock band per se, so after speaking with Billy and Drew it seemed like the parameters were pretty well lined up for everybody and here I am!

Just to put a bow on top of everything, I met Andy years ago when he was with Larry Keel and didn't find out until the last few weeks that he was a member of the Broke Mountain Bluegrass band with Travis from the Infamous Stringdusters and my good friend Anders from Greensky Bluegrass.  It's nice to be a part of this small world and I want to thank my new bandmates for having me aboard.  I will see you all soon.

Great American Taxi announces 2010 fall tour

Revered as one of the most energetic country-, rock- and bluegrass-influenced Americana bands in the land, Great American Taxi announces tour dates that will feature some of the most innovative and acclaimed players currently on the jamband/newgrass and Americana scenes.

Taxi’s Fall Harvest Tour will showcase the exceptional instrumental and versatile vocal abilities of Drew Emmitt, who will bring his mandolin virtuosity appearing with both Leftover Salmon and his own Drew Emmitt Band. The latter is on the October 29 bill in Englewood, CO. Emmitt will team with (The String Cheese Incident) as Billy NershiNershi-Emmitt to perform with Taxi for one night only at the Wow Hall in Eugene, OR, on November 7.

Modern troubadour Todd Snider continues to add concert dates with Great American Taxi. Snider brings his guitar, piano, and harmonica along with his stellar musicianship and treasured lyrics to the stage with Taxi and the Drew Emmitt Band on October 29 and Leftover Salmon, October 30 in Denver.  Snider is currently criss-crossing the country playing dates in support of his recent release The Excitement Plan.

David Nelson Band brings its exploratory improvisational jam sessions to November 12 and 14 dates in Sebastopol, CA, and Ukiah, CA, respectively. The group features Nelson (New Riders of the Purple Sage) on guitar and vocals; Barry Sless (Phil Lesh and Friends) on pedal steel and guitar; Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna) on bass and vocals; and John Molo (Phil Lesh and Friends) on drums and Mookie Siegel on keyboard, accordion and vocals.

Taxi’s latest CD release, Reckless Habits, climbed to No. 3 and remains in the Top Ten for spins on both the Jambands.com radio chart and the Colorado radio chart, complemented by two months in the Top 25 on the Americana radio chart.


GREAT AMERICAN TAXI ON THE ROAD, 2010
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Wed., Oct. 27  FORT COLLINS, CO w/Oakhurst
Fri., Oct. 29  ENGLEWOOD, CO Gothic Theatre w/Todd Snider and Drew Emmitt Band
Sat., Oct. 30   DENVER, CO Fillmore Auditorium w/Leftover Salmon and Todd Snider
Sun., Oct. 31   AVON, CO Agave
Tue., Nov. 2   BILLINGS, MT Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
Wed., Nov. 3   LIVINGSTON, MT The Mint
Thurs., Nov. 4   MISSOULA, MT Top Hat
Fri., Nov. 5   PORTLAND, OR Mt. Tabor Theater
Sat., Nov. 6   BEND, OR Silver Moon Brewing Co.
Sun., Nov. 7  EUGENE, OR Sam Bond's Garage w/Emmit-Nershi Band
Tue., Nov. 9   APPLEGATE, OR Applegate Lodge
Wed., Nov. 10   ARCATA, CA Humbrews
Thurs., Nov. 11   BERKELEY, CA Ashkenaz w/David Nelson Band
Fri., Nov. 12   SEBASTOPOL, CA Hopmonk Tavern w/David Nelson Band
Sat., Nov. 13   SANTA CRUZ, CA Moe’s Alley
Sun., Nov. 14   UKIAH, CA Nelson Family Vineyards w/David Nelson Band

DSO News & Spring 2010 Tour Dates

Gratefulfest Artist Additions

Nelsons Ledges has just announced a great lineup of artists joining us for 4th of July weekend. There will be 2 special performances by Keller Williams. One is Keller & the Keels do Deadgrass & more plus a Keller solo dance set! There will also be sets from: New Riders of the Purple Sage, Peter Rowan's Bluegrass Band, JGB, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Moonalice, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, Jemimah Puddleduck, Donna Jean Godchaux Band, Boombox, David Gans, DJ Harry, Rumor Has It and Ekoostik Hookah projects- Katz & Jammers and The Spikedrivers.

These bands will join us as we play three nights during the weekend of July 2-5. Visit NLQP.com for more details.

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One Way Or Another...

April brings the band back to the mountains for another great run out west. The tour begins with stops in Aspen and Avon before holding down the Boulder Theater for Friday and Saturday night. From there its off to Northern California for two nights at the Mystic Theater before heading to the northwest for shows in Portland, Seattle, Olympia and Ashland. 4/20 finds the band back in CA at the Eureka Theater. Then its off to Reno before swinging into San Fran for a weekend at the Regency Ballroom. The last leg of the tour winds south through California stopping off in Modesto, Los Angeles, Santa Ana before wrapping up with 2 nights at the Belly Up in Solona Beach.

Our friend Stu Allen will be joining us for this tour starting April 7th. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Stu joined Melvin Seals & JGB in June 2004 and appears on the 'Keepers of the Flame' album. In the early 1990's, he co-founded the Minnesota-based acoustic-electric jam band, Blue Man Jive. In addition, he is a founding member of The Jones Gang, Minneapolis' premier Grateful Dead tribute band, to which he still lends his talents. A resident of San Francisco, Stu continues to explore, experiment, create, and recreate, within a variety of musical styles. He can't wait to join us on the road and come and play for you folks.

Ticket info and more details available on our Tour Dates Page.

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Summer's Here and the Time is Right...

The first leg of our summer tour is locked in and we are excited to share our plans with you. Kicking off in Minnesota and cruising through the mid-west with stops in Iowa and Illinois before hitting Summerfest for the annual street fest where there will be plenty of dancin' in the streets. From there we head to our annual celebration at Nelson's Ledges where we will celebrate 4th of July weekend (July 2-3-4) with Gratefulfest 11 and will be joined by Keller Williams, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Peter Rowan's Bluegrass Band, JGB, Emmit-Nershi Band and more! Follow that up with a headlining spot at All Good's Thursday Throwdown and a return to the annual Gathering of the Vibes. Summer is looking pretty sweet.

Visit our Tour Dates Page for more info.

Emmit-Nershi & Assembly of Dust Dates

The Emmitt-Nershi Band and Assembly of Dust are excited to announce their tour together in support of the release of their upcoming albums.  The tour will start in Boston, MA in September and wrap up in Seattle, WA in October with lots of stops along the way.  This is a co-headline tour with The Emmitt-Nershi Band closing out the night on the West coast and Assembly of Dust closing things out on the East Coast.

drew-billyThe Emmitt-Nershi Band had a busy winter spending much of their time in the Rocky Mountains writing songs for the new album which was then recorded at Bill Nershi’s studio in Nederland CO.  “New Country Blues” will be released on September 29th on SCI Fidelity Records. The Emmitt-Nershi Band consists of Drew Emmitt on mandolin and vocals (Leftover Salmon), Bill Nershi on acoustic guitar and vocals (String Cheese Incident), Andy Thorn on banjo (Larry Keel, Drew Emmitt Band), and Tyler Grant on bass (Drew Emmitt Band), special guests on the album include Jason Carter (Del McCoury Band) and Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident).

 

Assembly of Dust will release their new studio album “Some Assembly Required” on July 21st.  The album is littered with all-star guests including David Grisman, Mike Gordon, Keller Williams, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, John Scofield, Al Schnier and MANY more!

 

Check out all the upcoming dates below!!

 

Emmitt-Nershi Band and Assembly of Dust dates:

 

Thursday, September 24th

Paradise Rock Club

Boston, MA

Friday, September 25th

Port City Music Hall

Portland, ME

Wednesday, September 30th

Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

Thursday, October 1st

River Street Jazz Café

Plains, PA

Friday, October 2nd

The Note

West Chester, PA

Saturday, October 3rd

Recher Theatre

Towson, MD

Friday, October 16th

Bluebird Theater

Denver, CO

Saturday, October 17th

Boulder Theater

Boulder, CO

Sunday, October 18th

Community Concert Hall

Durango, CO

Wednesday, October 21st

The Mint

Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, October 22nd

The Independent

San Francisco, CA

Friday, October 23rd

The Red Fox Tavern

Eureka, CA

Saturday, October 24th

Mississippi Studios

Portland, OR

Sunday, October 25th

Tractor Tavern

Seattle, WA

Upcoming Emmitt-Nershi Shows

Thursday, July 23rd

Floydfest

Floyd, VA

Friday, July 24th

Garage at Biltmore

Asheville, NC

Saturday, July 25th

The Pour House

Charleston, SC

Sunday, August 30th

Nedfest

Nederland, CO

Saturday, September 26th

Calling Planet Earth Music Festival

Charleston, RI

Sunday, October 4th

Thunderbird Café

Pittsburgh, PA

Nershi's Blue Planet @ Boulder Theater

nershiString Cheese Incident frontman, Billy Nershi, brings along Keith Moseley, Jeff Sipe, Erik Deutsch, Nick Forster and friends for a night of Newgrass Revival in celebration of the Earthfest Boulder.

Elephant Revival is a soulful, seductive quiver of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists that reign from points all across America. In respect to the great American tradition of roots music and rock n' roll, Elephant Revival is influenced by some of the greatest 20th century bands, singers, songwriters and visionaries of all time: Little Feat, The Band, The Beatles, Leftover Salmon, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Gram Parsons, Billie Holiday, Randy Crouch, Celtic, Scottish and Old-Time Appalachian traditions, Colorado bluegrass, roots reggae and mountain hip-hop.

Official after-party of Boulder Earthfest.

GA / 21+ / $18.50

Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone.
Tickets are also available through our website @ www.bouldertheater.com.

Emmitt-Nershi Band Spring Tour

emmitt-nershiThe Emmitt-Nershi Band consists of Drew Emmitt, most recognized as the founding member and mandolin maestro of the band Leftover Salmon, Bill Nershi, the founding member of String Cheese Incident, Andy Thorn on banjo (Larry Keel, Drew Emmitt Band) and Tyler Grant (Drew Emmitt Band). The foursome has been captivating packed audiences at festivals and clubs throughout the US for a little over a year and recently finished recording their first album in Dec of 2008 at Sleeping Giant Studios in CO. More info on the album coming soon, check out www.emmittnershiband.com for the latest tour dates and information.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Georgia Theatre
8pm
215 North Lumpkin
Athens GA 30601

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
Rick's Cafe
8pm
319 B HWY. 82 East
Starksville MS 39759
662.323.7425

Friday, April 3rd, 2009
Zydeco
10pm
2001 15th Ave. South
Birmingham AL 35205

Saturday, April 4th, 2009
Bennies Boom Boom Room
10pm
142 E. Front St.
Hattiesburg MS 39401

Monday, April 6th, 2009
Crosstown Station
7pm
1522 McGee St.
Kansas City MO 64108

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
Copper Dragon
700 E. Grand Ave.
Carbondale IL 62901

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
The Old Rock House
9pm
1200 S. 77th St.
St. Louis MO 63104

Thursday, April 9th, 2009
The Canopy Club
8pm
708 S. Goodwin
Urbana IL 61801
(217)344-2263

Friday, April 10th, 2009
Martyrs'
9pm
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago IL 60613

Saturday, April 11th, 2009
Majestic Theatre
9pm
115 King St.
Madison WI 53703

Sunday, April 12th, 2009
Slowdown
9pm
729 N 14TH ST
Omaha NE 68102

Photos and Video of the Emmitt Nershi Band Show in Boulder

photos by Mike Moran- for the Grateful Web

The Grateful Web was on-hand at last night's Emmitt Nershi Band show at the Boulder Theater.   We have some pictures and videos clips from the show.  Thanks to the folks at the Theater for their warm hospitality.

 

Enjoy,

The Grateful Web

Photos from the Drew Emmitt & Billy Nershi Halloween Show

photos by Mike Moran- for the Grateful Web

Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) & Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incident) teamed up last night to play a show at the Boulder Theater.  Grateful Web was on-hand to snap some photos.  There will be some changes to the pictures, as unfortunately I uploaded them last night without changing all vertical pictures to be right side up, so my apologies... But there are some great band photos as well as fun pictures of folks in their Halloween costumes.

 

Emmitt/Nershi photos

 

Thanks,

The Grateful Web