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Leftover Salmon Winter Run 2011 Next Week!

Leftover Salmon is getting ready to take a march through the mountains. We hope you will join the parade. They've got great fun coming up with stops at some beautiful venues including the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Colorado. This will be the bands first time performing in this room and yes, they will be allowing drinks in the theatre!

The Salmon is also excited to have Andy Thorn in the banjo department. If you're not familiar with Andy, you will be after this run of dates. Andy is a new generation prodigy amongst banjo players! He is recently best known as a member of the Emmitt-Nershi Band and the Drew Emmitt Band.

Our good friends, Elephant Revival will be joining us of 3 of the dates. This emerging band from Nederland Colorado plays an interesting blend of music that has been coined transcendental folk. We are thrilled to have them out with us for a few dates. Please plan on coming early enough for their sets, you won't be disappointed!


iClips To stream shows live!
We are very excited to be teaming up with iClips.net to bring you TWO shows from our upcoming tour including stops in Beaver Creek, CO on February 24th and at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT on February 26th. These shows will be offered as part of our premium series, and for those who pre-order it's only $3.99 per show or $5.00 for both. Day of show prices will be $5.99 a show or $7.99 for both shows. The shows can be watched live and on demand for 60 days with unlimited viewing. Got to www.iclips.net to order.
Win Dinner for 4 at one of Telluride finest restaurants
Get your tickets online at www.leftoversalmon.com for the Telluride show and be enter to win dinner for 4 at the La Marmotte Restaurant in there private dinning room. The winners will enjoy a full course dinner the night of the show with an early seating at 5:00pm to get you to the show on-time. www.lamarmotte.com
We will be giving frequent updates on the road through facebook. So, please tune in to our Facebook page to keep up with us on the road. www.facebook.com/leftoversalmon
Check out Grateful Web's recent interview with Drew Emmitt.
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February 2011 Tour:

23rd Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO

24th Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek, CO

25th Mountain Village Ballroom – Telluride, CO w/ Elephant Revival

26th The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Elephant Revival

27th Belly Up – Aspen, CO w/ Elephant Revival

Ticket on sale now HERE

Sugar Hill Records to Release Nickel Creek Titles on Vinyl

Sugar Hill Records is excited to announce that they will be releasing a trio of Nickel Creek titles on deluxe vinyl - exclusively for Record Store Day, Saturday April 16th.  The titles include Nickel Creek’s now Platinum certified debut, Nickel Creek, the GRAMMY award winning This Side, and their final Sugar Hill release, Why Should The Fire Die?. All titles are deluxe two-album sets featuring digitally remastered audio.  A mandolin autographed by the members of Nickel Creek will be given away online as part of a Record Store Day promotion as well.

Nickel Creek, who began their relationship with Sugar Hill Records in 2000, were named “music innovators for the New Millennium” by Time Magazine.  Their self-titled debut Nickel Creek received widespread critical acclaim, garnering multiple award nominations, and has sold over one million albums to date. The 2002 release, This Side, captured the Grammy for “Best Contemporary Folk Album.” Their third album Why Should The Fire Die? continued their folk-pop innovations, and debuted at Number One on the Independent Album chart when it was released in 2005. The band parted ways in 2007 after their Farewell (For Now) Tour.

In its fifth year, Record Store Day is an occasion for all independently owned record stores to come together in celebration of the art of music.  Limited edition vinyl and cd releases are made available exclusively for the day, and hundreds of musicians across the country perform at various events.  For more information about the Nickel Creek mandolin give-away, and events in your area, please visit: www.recordstoreday.com

The Mynabirds Toast the Holidays with X-Mas Single

Today the Mynabirds release a limited edition 7" on Saddle Creek that features "All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)", an original (anti-) Christmas song, and a cover of the Zombies' "This Will Be Our Year" on the B-side. The first 200 copies from Saddle Creek's online store will be offered on white vinyl. A black vinyl version of the 7" is available at retail outlets, and all records include a free digital download. The songs are also available at all digital outlets. If you haven’t checked it out at Brightest Young Things, a free mp3 of "All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)" is available now via Saddle Creek by clicking HERE.

With charming chords descending the wurltizer keys like falling snow, the Mynabirds' "All I Want" starts out like a typical Christmas song. But by the second line, it's clear that this is singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn's cry for anything but another ordinary holiday. "All I Want" navigates global warming, messy politics, endless wars, and American consumerism, and brushes it all away to remind us of the snow-white core of the holidays: love. "Have yourself a happy little New Year," Burhenn sings, "'Cause the politicians will be at their same old arguments: Should we start another war or should we raise another tax?" Burhenn declares that she's opting out of society's endless back and forth to "sit down with [her] love and…remember what it means to celebrate without a single store-bought thing." Like a mug of hot cocoa served with a dash of John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth", "All I Want" goes down like an old standard in a whole new era.

"This Will Be Our Year" is the perfect song to close out a year of haunts and minor catastrophes to look to something new. The slide of J. Tom Hnatow's pedal steel colors the Mynabirds' version of this Zombies' classic as a sweet, country-tinged take on the original. Both "All I Want" and "Our Year" were recorded to tape in a single day at Inner Ear in Arlington, Virginia with producers Chad Clark and TJ Lipple at the helm. A host of DC friends joined in, including the Roofwalkers' Elmer Sharp (drums), Ben Licciardi (backing vocals), and Raj Gadhia (bass and vocals); These United States' J. Tom Hnatow (pedal steel); and Winston Yu (strings).

What We Gained in the Fire - Video

Also out now is a new video for "What We Gained in the Fire", the opening track from the Mynabirds' debut album. The video premiered on Friday at AOL Spinner. Director Rob Walters layers new Super 8 footage of singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn traversing a snowy landscape with vintage footage of her own family's home movies that span three generations. Stretching from the 1940's to present day, the viewer gets a window into a family story, watching clips of young love blossom, of babies growing into men, piecing together what might really be going on behind the nuclear family facade.

New Rubblebucket Mp3: "Michelle" (Beatles Cover)

Fresh off the release of the Triangular Daisies EP (Sin Duda Records), Rubblebucket is giving away the second track from the EP, “Michelle.” The track is the band’s left-field take on The Beatles’ Rubber Soul classic, which finds the band turning McCartney’s somber ballad into a spacey, orchestral groove. Download the track HERE. The band is currently on their “Triangular Tour,” which so far has taken the band from San Francisco to Maine and will end in Live Oak, FL for the Bear Creek Music Festival. After wrapping up this tour, the band will begin recording their next full-length with Eric Broucek (!!!, Holy Ghost!, Hercules and Love Affair) at DFA Studios in New York City, which should be released in early 2011.

Since the band formed in 2007, pinning down their sound has remained a difficult task.  At times, the band sounds like Brooklyn’s answer to Fela Kuti, with frenetic afrobeat rhythms rubbing elbows with infectious indie-pop hooks and catchy synths. Frontwoman/saxophonist Kalmia Traver explains, "We're children of this noisy age, with access to so much music from across time and space. We soak up all the sounds. What comes out can be unpredictable, but it will be uniquely ours."  Uniquely their own, indeed.

Regardless of where you place the band on the spectrum, the Triangular Daisies EP is a dramatic step forward for the band.  Opening with the title track, “Triangular Daisies” (listen HERE), the band pairs down the fiery grooves found on sophomore album Rubblebucketto craft a psychedelic indie-pop gem, complete with plaintive horns and infectious whistling. The EP also features the band’s undeniably contagious single “Came Out of a Lady,” (watch the video HERE) the recording of which was featured in the first episode of The Masters of Their Day project at Kaufman Astoria Studios. The Triangular Daisies EPends on a high note with the hypnotic live track “L’homme,” recorded during their set at Higher Ground this past May.

Rubblebucket started — like most great bands — at an art show in a defunct milk bottling plant in Burlington, VT.  Kalmia Traver met Alex Toth and soon formed Rubblebucket, building an eight-piece band from scratch with Toth as bandleader and trumpeter, and Traver taking on lead vocals and sax.  The band released their debut album, Rose’s Dream, as The Rubblebucket Orchestra in 2008.  The following year proved to be a big one for the band, with Rubblebucket releasing their self-titled sophomore album. SPIN hailed the band as a "must-hear artist from the 2009 CMJs,” and the band won that year’s Boston Music Award for Live Act of the Year. The band then relocated to Brooklyn, and has since been hard at work recording the follow-up to Rubblebucket, which is slated for release in early 2011.

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Rubblebucket Triangular Tour:
11/08: Baltimore, MD @ The 8x10
11/09: Carrboro, NY @ Cat's Cradle
11/10: Asheville, NC @ Stella Blue
11/11: Charleston, SC @ Pour House
11/13: Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival

Mean Creek Winter Tour Dates

Mean Creek's new release, The Sky (Or The Underground), is a valiant, dynamic effort to resurrect Boston's relevance back to a time when bands like the Pixies, Throwing Muses, the Lemonheads, and Buffalo Tom reigned supreme. Founded in May 2006 by singers/guitarists Chris Keene and Aurore Ounjian, who'd been preforming as a folk duo for a few years, Mean Creek's debut album Around The Bend earned them critical praise throughout Boston and New England, and landed them on a UK tour with the Ting Tings and Straylight Run. When ex-Tulsa (Park the Van) members Mikey Holland and Erik Wormwood joined in the fall of 2008, the revolving rhythm section was laid to rest. "When Mikey & Erik joined, it felt like the band was finally complete. The four of us see eye to eye on the important things. We also have enough divergent musical tastes to each bring our own thing to the table, and in the process, make the band better and more interesting." says Keene.

Over the course of the past three years, Mean Creek have shared stages with diverse national and international recording artists including Mew, Buffalo Tom, Margot & The Nuclear So & So's, Bishop Allen, Dead Confederate, Black Lips, and they made their first trip to South By Southwest this past spring.

On October 13, 2009, Mean Creek released their second album, The Sky (Or The Underground), on Old Flame Records. Recorded by Chris McLaughlin (Aberdeen City) at 1867 Recording Studio in Chelsea, Massachusetts, the album combines the gritty, blue collar-rock of bands like The Replacements and Husker Du, the sonically adventurous aspects of the Pixies and Mission Of Burma, with boy-girl harmonies reminiscent of the Arcade Fire and New Pornographers. "We're very proud of the new album. We put 100% of ourselves into it, exhausting ourselves physically, emotionally, and monetarily. We think that desperate sort of struggle shows through in the songs and makes them more powerful, and we hope people will feel the same way." says Keene.  Mean Creek are ready to make you notice Boston.

Tour Dates:

Dec 15 - Pour House - Charleston, SC
Dec 18 - Middle East - Boston, MA
Dec 31 - Great Scott, Allston, MA
Feb 3 - TT the Bear's - Boston, MA
Feb 4 - Jerky's - Providence, RI
Feb 8 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
Feb 9 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
Feb 10 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Feb 14 - Eleanor Rigby's - Jermyn, PA
Feb 15 - the Space - Hamden, CT

Danny Barnes Trio & Spring Creek @ Boulder Theater

The banjo stirs a feeling of timelessness with its old time/bluegrass/folk associations. Danny Barnes builds with these base molecules of the instrument's heritage, sculpting a sound with one foot in contemporary technological landscapes, another in deep running traditions, and arms waving free in outer space. Found audio samples merge and crash as the instrument's high picking peaks and valleys of bassy depths loop in a journey through the American heart of darkness and back towards the light. Add the free form jazz of Ornette Coleman to the legacy of Dock Boggs, remix it with DJ Shadow, and view it through a DIY punk aesthetic and you have some idea of Folktronics. Live, on studio or homemade records, and through the countless concert recordings that circulate in the taper scene as word-of-mouth gems, Barnes is a sonic pioneer, hacking through the underbrush with his musical weapons of choice, banjo as compass.

Spring Creek from Lyons, Colorado, are quickly gaining a reputation as the hottest young band in the Rocky Mountains. The quartet play a mix of bluegrass standards and compelling originals, and all four musicians are also accomplished vocalists. Spring Creek builds their foundation on the fundamentals of classic bluegrass, yet they create their own energetic contemporary style.Though they clearly appeal to traditional bluegrass fans, the Spring Creek musicians mix in a little something for everyone at their live shows. Expect to hear an Elton John or Gillian Welch cover squeezed in between a blazing fast Carter Stanley instrumental and a rip roarin' Bill Monroe tune.

Honey Don’t plays American Stringband Music from the heart of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. The music ranges from Americana to Folk, Country, Old-time, Bluegrass and good old Rock-n-Roll.

DANNY BARNES TRIO & SPRING CREEK
w/ Honey Don't
Friday, November 27
doors 7:30pm, show 8:30pm

Spring Creek @ Boulder Theate

Spring Creek celebrates the release of their Rebel Records debut "Way Up on a Mountain" at Boulder Theater CD Release Party.

These musical road warriors have held tight to the bluegrass tradition, emulating the first generation greats while presenting a youthful, fresh sound. They eat, sleep and drink their craft within a musical community steeped in bluegrass.  Never satisfied with the ordinary, these four voraciously search for unique or little-known songs, which they mold and shape through intricate instrumental arrangements and pristine vocal harmonies.

In 2009, Spring Creek will join the ranks of Ralph Stanley, Kenny & Amanda Smith and Steep Canyon Rangers as a Rebel Records recording artist. Spring Creek's creative original songs and meticulous harmony vocals caught the attention of the nearly 50 year-old Charlottesville, Virginia, bluegrass label—which has never signed a Colorado-based band.  Spring Creek will release Way Up on a Mountain on May 5, 2009.

Spring Creek have two independent albums on the shelf, including 2008’s Lonesome Way to Go, expertly produced by Grammy award winner Sally Van Meter.  The album has won praise from bluegrass critics and DJs alike, and can be heard on bluegrass radio all over the world.

Spring Creek are the 2007 Telluride and RockyGrass Festival winners, and are the first band to win both titles in the same summer.  Their reputation for excellence made them the most in-demand Colorado bluegrass band this past summer, earning them spots at more than ten regional festivals.  Their songs have already become local jam standards and have been covered by internationally touring acts such as Uncle Earl.  In addition, the band's original crowd favorite "High Up in the Mountains" won the Vox Populi Award for Best Americana Song from the Independent Music Awards.

The Spring Creek Bluegrass Band

Spring Creek Bluegrass Band- for the Grateful Web

The Spring Creek Bluegrass Band from Lyons, Colorado is quickly gaining a reputation as the hottest young band in the Rocky Mountains! The quartet play a mix of bluegrass standards and compelling originals, and all four musicians are also accomplished vocalists.

The young band, whose members met in music school in Texas, have studied and performed together for several years, creating a tight, polished sound. Counting such bands as Country Gazette and Hot Rize among their influences, Spring Creek's members have a deep respect for tradition, as well as an innate sense of musical innovation.

Judges at two recent band competitions agree that Spring Creek have what it takes to deliver the high, lonesome sounds in the Appalachian tradition. The band won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest back in June 2007, and won their second Planet Bluegrass title at the 35th annual Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival held in Lyons.

Though they clearly appeal to traditional bluegrass fans, the Spring Creek musicians mix in a little something for everyone at their live shows. Expect to hear an Elton John or Gillian Welch cover squeezed in between a blazing fast Carter Stanley instrumental and a rip roarin' Bill Monroe tune.

Finders and Youngberg is a newly formed folk/bluegrass/country music partnership between two talented couples whose paths have finally converged and begun to carve a distinct mark. Though this alliance is newly solidified, the experience of the individuals is boldly evident in the award-winning songwriting and the spaces between the seasoned vocal and instrumental performances.

You can see the Spring Creek Bluegrass band in Boulder on Friday, August 22nd at the Boulder Theater.