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THE BRIDGE: A Farewell Statement

Dear Family and Friends,

This next Thanksgiving will mark the 10-year anniversary of The Bridge.  It has been an amazing ride that we have shared with you all.  It is therefore with a heavy heart that we announce that this year will mark the end of The Bridge.  After ten years and thousands of miles, the harsh realities of life on the road have led us to a point where we can no longer sustain ourselves as a band.  We fought on to continue for as long as we could, because we truly believed in our music and cherished the deeply special connection that we have built with our audiences throughout the years.  But at the end of the day, the economy won, and we are forced to close up shop.

What started as a show for our friends on one Thanksgiving Eve has led us on a wild, beautiful journey beyond our expectations.  The long van rides, smoky bars, sleepless nights, wicked hangovers, cheap motels, and flat tires were all worth it for the chance to play music for you all and create those special moments that we live for.  It has been the most rewarding experience of our lives.  In true Bridge fashion, we will be giving you everything we have left for the rest of our shows.  We will be playing our final residency at 8x10, the house that built The Bridge, in the coming weeks, as well as our beloved All Good Festival, our favorite day of the year for the last 7 years.  And as if it was meant to be, we will be closing out our run as a band on our 10-year anniversary, Thanksgiving Eve, at Rams Head Live.  We plan on cherishing every last moment we have with you as The Bridge.

As chapters end and new ones begin, we will continue to pursue other musical endeavors, and hope to keep the spirit of this community alive.  We are forever grateful to you all, the people who we have gotten to know so well through the years, as well as those who have worked so hard and given so much of themselves for the band.  And lastly we want to thank each other, the members of the band both past and present, for sweating out the tough times and celebrating the high times together to try and live the dream.  We are truly brothers for life.  As sad as we feel that this experience is ending, we have no regrets. We feel we have achieved what we set out to do, which is to make people happy through our music.  We humbly thank you, from the absolute bottom of our hearts, for your love, support, and inspiration that has given us this opportunity.  It has been an honor and a privilege.

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Our remaining dates this summer are:

May 28 | Sterling Folk Festival | Sterling, NY tickets
June 1 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 8 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 15 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 22 | 8x10 Club | Baltimore, MD
June 4 | Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ
July 4 | TBA | Harrisonburg, VA
July 7 | Bottle & Cork | Dewey Beach, DE
July 10 | Ladew Gardens | Monkton, MD
July 17 | All Good Festival | Mastontown, WV
July 22 | Gathering of the Vibes | Bridgeport, CT
July 29-31 | Black Sheep Family Reunion | Tidewater, OR
August 5 | Elysian Fields Festival | Boyce, VA
August 7 | Flood City Music Festival | Johnstown, PA
August 12 | Hunt Valley Towne Center (acoustic) | Hunt Valley, MD
August 19 | Bella Terra Festival | Stephentown, NY

Sincerely,

Cris, Kenny, Dave, Mike, Patrick, and Mark

The Bridge

Leftover Salmon Announces 2011 Festivals

Leftover Salmon is pleased to announce our participation in the first ever Eco Music Festival (EMU) in Aspen, CO June 30th- July 3rd. We are honored to be part of this fantastic festival that is geared towards making a difference in the sustainability of festivals around the country. Salmon co-headlines on Saturday July 2nd!

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Other Acts Include:

RJD2, Perpetual Groove, Tea Leaf Green, Stokeswood

Many More to be Announced!

For more information please visit EMU  |  You can purchase your tickets here

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We are also pleased to announce that we are taking part in the River City Roots festival in beautiful Missoula, Montana on Saturday August 27th! This festival is free to public and sure to be a great time!

For more information please visit RCRF website

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"River Run" June 10-12 2011

On June 10th & 11th, Leftover Salmon performs a two night run in the Poudre Canyon at the newly owned and operated Mishawaka Amphitheater in Bellvue, CO. On June 12th the festivities travel to the new  State Bridge Amphitheater in Bond, CO to honor & revisit a celebrated tradition. 

Limited tickets are still available

Mishawaka Amphitheater - Tickets /  State Bridge - Tickets

THE BRIDGE Kick-Off U.S. Tour This Week

Baltimore's favorite sons The Bridge kick-off a month long U.S. tour this week. After support stints earlier this year with the likes of Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Tea Leaf Green, the band will headline its own dates throughout the southeast into Texas and up the west coast before working their way back east across the midwest. The 23-date run comes in support of their latest album National Bohemian produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin. Watch the video for "Rosie" here.

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The Bridge tour dates are:

April 5 | Awful Arthur's | Blacksburg, VA
April 6 | The Pour House Music Hall | Raleigh, NC
April 7 | The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall | Asheville, NC
April 8 | Double Door Inn | Charlotte, NC
April 9 | Smith's Olde Bar | Atlanta, GA
April 10 | The Pour House | Charleston, SC
April 12 | Melting Point | Athens, GA
April 13 | The Nick | Birmingham, AL
April 14 | Tipitina's | New Orleans, LA
April 16 | Old Settler's Music Festival | Austin, TX
April 19 | The Mint | Los Angeles, CA
April 20 | Slim's | San Francisco, CA
April 21 | Jambalaya | Arcata, CA
April 22 | WOW Hall | Eugene, OR
April 23 | Mississippi Studios | Portland, OR
April 24 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA
April 26 | Top Hat | Missoula, MT
April 27 | Machinery Row | Great Falls, MT
April 29 | Cabooze | Minneapolis, MN
April 30 | Martyr's | Chicago, IL
May 5 | Beachland Ballroom | Cleveland, OH
May 6 | The Crooked I | Erie, PA
May 7 | The Rex Theater | Pittsburgh, PA
May 28 | Sterling Stage Folk Festival | Forest Hills, NY
June 4 | Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ
July 7 | Bottle & Cork | Dewey Beach, DE
July 10 | Ladew Gardens Summer Concert | Monkton, MD
July 15 - 17 | All Good Music Festival | Masontown, WV
July 29 - 31 | Black Sheep Family Reunion | Tidewater, OR
August 5 | Elysian Fields Festival | Boyce, VA

Leftover Salmon Announces 2011 River Run

Summer is in the air, and with that Leftover Salmon is pleased to announce three special shows at some of the most cherished and unique venues Colorado has to offer. On June 10th & 11th, Leftover Salmon performs a two night run in the Poudre Canyon at the newly owned and operated Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, CO.

On June 12th the festivities travel to the new State Bridge Amphitheatre in Bond, CO to honor & revisit a celebrated tradition. This intimate venue on the Colorado River holds a considerable amount of history in the Colorado music scene and was the site of many memorable LOS shows in the group’s early years. A devastating fire took the property in 2007, but the revered venue will return this summer. Leftover Salmon is honored to be performing the Grand Re-Opening Party at The New State Bridge Amphitheatre.

Fan ticketing on sale date for all shows is Saturday April 2nd.  Public on sale for State Bridge is Monday April 4th and Mishawaka Amphitheatre is Wednesday April 13th.

Video Premier: THE BRIDGE "Rosie"

On the heels of releasing their latest album National Bohemian last Tuesday, The Bridge have just premiered a video for the track "Rosie."


The Bridge are currently on the road supporting National Bohemian, which was was produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin. From February 8 through February 12, they'll play shows with Tea Leaf Green, after which they'll roll straight into a support slot with Galactic. In March and April, they'll embark on their own headline tour across the U.S.

Watch "ROSIE" the Brand New Video by THE BRIDGE off their latest album, NATIONAL BOHEMIAN, Out Now on Woodberry Records/Thirty Tigers.

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The Bridge tour dates:

February 8 | Strand Capital Performing Arts Center | York, PA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 9 | Westcott Theater | Syracuse, NY (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 10 | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 11 | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 12 | Highline Ballroom | New York, NY (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 16 | The Cabooze | Minneapolis, MN (w/ Galactic)
February 17 | Majestic Theatre | Madison, WI (w/ Galactic)
February 18 | Park West | Chicago, IL (w/ Galactic)
February 19 | Beachland Ballroom | Cleveland, OH (w/ Galactic)
February 20 | Mr. Small's Theater | Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Galactic)
February 26 | 123 Pleasant Street | Morgantown, WV
March 3 | Southgate House | Newport, KY
March 4 | Max's | Bloomington, IN
March 5 | Trouser Mouse | Blue Springs, MO
March 6 | Bourbon Theatre Rye Room | Lincoln, NE
March 8 | Ullrs Tavern | Winter Park, CO
March 9 | Three20 | Breckenridge, CO
March 10 | Hodi's Half Note | Fort Collins, CO
March 11 | Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO
March 15 | The Canopy Club | Urbana, IL
March 16 | Canal Street | Dayton, OH
March 17 | V Club | Huntington, WV
March 18 | Dante's | Frostburg, MD
March 19 | The Abbey Bar at Appalachian | Harrisburg, PA
April 6 | The Pour House Music Hall | Raleigh, NC
April 7 | The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall | Asheville, NC
April 8 | Double Door Inn | Charlotte, NC
April 9 | Smith's Olde Bar | Atlanta, GA
April 10 | The Pour House | Charleston, SC
April 12 | Melting Point | Athens, GA
April 13 | The Nick | Birmingham, AL
April 14 | Tipitina's | New Orleans, LA
April 16 | Old Settler's Music Festival | Driftwood, TX
April 19 | The Mint | Los Angeles, CA
April 20 | Slim's | San Francisco, CA
April 21 | Jambalaya | Arcata, CA
April 22 | WOW Hall | Eugene, OR
April 23 | Mississippi Studios | Portland, OR
April 24 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA
April 26 | Top Hat | Missoula, MT
April 27 | Machinery Row | Great Falls, MT
May 6 | The Crooked I | Erie, PA
May 28 | Sterling Stage Folk Festival | Forest Hills, NY
June 4 | Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ
August 5 | Elysian Fields Festival | Boyce, VA
August 7 | Ladew Gardens Summer Concert | Monkton, MD

THE BRIDGE Announce 'National Bohemian' & Tour Dates

The Bridge will release their fifth studio album National Bohemian on February 1, 2011 through Woodberry Records/Thirty Tigers. For its latest effort, the Baltimore-based six-piece enlisted Grammy Award-winning producer and Los Lobos multi-instrumentalist Steve Berlin to join the band behind the boards. Ranging from the sonically dense, voodoo-tinged rock of "Sanctuary" to the modern day murder ballad "Moonlight Mission," the 11-track collection is shaped by the dynamics that distinguish the band's two principle songwriters Cris Jacobs and Kenny Liner. Jacobs delivers Dixie-drenched southern soul, while Liner's approach is steeped in swaggering American roots music. As a preview to the recording, The Bridge is offering a free download of "Moonlight Mission" at their website.

Plans are set for The Bridge to tour throughout 2011 in support of National Bohemian. They'll kick off the year sharing a three-night co-bill with Trombone Shorty that includes New Year's Eve at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. The band will then celebrate the album's release by headlining a hometown record release party at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore on January 29. In February, The Bridge will head out for a string of dates across the east coast with Tea Leaf Green before traveling to the midwest to support Galactic. The March leg includes the band's first headline show at Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO.

Track Listing:
1. Sanctuary
2. Chavez
3. Big Wheel
4. Moonlight Mission
5. Geraldine
6. Long Way To Climb
7. Rosie
8. Stranger
9. Hey Mama
10. Colorado Motel
11. Dirt On My Hands

Tour Dates:

December 30 | Ram's Head Live | Baltimore, MD (w/ Trombone Shorty)

December 31 | World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA (w/ Trombone Shorty)

January 1 | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC (w/ Trombone Shorty)

January 14 | Sound Factory | Charleston, WV

January 15 | PJ Kelly's | Clarksburg, WV (w/ Grayson Capps)

January 29 | Ram's Head Live | Baltimore, MD (WTMD Presents)

February 2 | Jefferson Theatre | Charlottesville, VA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)

February 3 | Alley Katz | Richmond, VA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)

February 4 | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC (w/ Tea Leaf Green)

February 5 | World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)

February 8 | Strand Capital Performing Arts Center | York, PA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)

February 9 | Westcott Theater | Syracuse, NY (w/ Tea Leaf Green)

February 10 | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT (w/ Tea Leaf Green)

February 11 | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)

February 12 | Highline Ballroom | New York, NY (w/ Tea Leaf Green)

February 16 | The Cabooze | Minneapolis, MN (w/ Galactic)

February 17 | Majestic Theatre | Madison, WI (w/ Galactic)

February 18 | Park West | Chicago, IL (w/ Galactic)

February 19 | Beachland Ballroom | Cleveland, OH (w/ Galactic)

February 20 | Mr. Small's Theater | Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Galactic)

March 3 | Southgate House | Newport, KY

March 4 | Max's | Bloomington, IN

March 5 | Trouser Mouse | Blue Springs, MO

March 6 | Bourbon Theatre Rye Room | Lincoln, NE

March 11 | Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO

March 15 | The Canopy Club | Urbana, IL

March 16 | Canal Street | Dayton, OH

March 17 | V Club | Huntington, WV

March 18 | Dante's | Frostburg, MD

April 16 | Old Settler's Music Festival | Driftwood, TX

June 4 | Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ

Surprise Me Mr. Davis | Summer Dates & 'Bridge Sessions' Segment

Surprise Me Mr. Davis have announced a handful of summer tour dates. The five piece rock band, featuring Nathan Moore, Brad Barr, Marco Benevento, Marc Friedman and Andrew Barr, will come together from their homes in Montreal, Brooklyn and the Shenandoah Valley for ten shows. They'll be supporting their latest EP release, That Man Eats Morning For Breakfast.

The Hidden Track blog noted in a recent live review: "Someone mentioned that it felt like seeing The Band in some club in 1970, and that seemed just about right--there is such skillful songsmithing, such virtuosity in performance, such joy and such a tortured voice in the quintet. The music glows and rolls and speaks as the greatest Americana does of all the back roads and small towns and small rooms in big cities, all the confused relationships, unrequited love and brotherly love. I can't help thinking, whenever Nathan Moore begins some political rant bookended by some semi-comical, semi-forlorn personal ramble, that this is what Walt Whitman would be doing if he were still alive." Jambase stated: "Surprise Me Mr. Davis needs to be recognized as one of the top bands in the live music scene; an appointment that is far overdue and richly deserved."

Upcoming Surprise Me Mr. Davis tour dates are:

June 24 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA (w/ Marco Benevento Trio)
June 25 | Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR (w/ Marco Benevento Trio)
June 26 | Axe & Fiddle | Cottage Grove, OR (w/ Marco Benevento Trio)
July 1 | High Sierra | Quincy, CA
July 3 | High Sierra | Quincy, CA
July 6 | Cafe Du Nord | San Francisco, CA
July 7 | Moe's Alley | Santa Cruz, CA
August 19 | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO
August 20 | Three 20 South | Breckenridge, CO
August 21 | Newhoma Music Festival | Florissant, CO

Watch Surprise Me Mr. Davis perform an a-capella rendition the Nathan Moore song "Tombstone" on the Williamsburg Bridge shortly before they took the stage for a headline show in April at New York City's Mercury Lounge. The piece was filmed as a segment for "The Bridge Sessions."

THE BRIDGE Announce NYC Residency At Gramercy Theatre

The Bridge have announced plans for a four week residency in December at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City where they'll perform every Monday night of the month. The shows will be free and feature different special guests and opening acts at each performance. It's a fitting conclusion to 2009 for the Baltimore-based band, a year in which they toured prolifically throughout the U.S., including festivals like Wakarusa, All Good and Gathering Of The Vibes and support slots with Derek Trucks Band, Little Feat and Umphrey's McGee.

"I'm really looking forward to us having an opportunity to come to NYC and be able to kick back and stretch out for a change. It's usually a hurry up and hit it hard kind of situation there and the energy in that city is always extra intense anyway. So im really excited for us to settle in and let each night take us where it will," states The Bridge's primary songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Cris Jacobs. "We're gonna keep it spontaneous and loose and have some special guests join in on the fun. Previous residencies have always given us some of our most inspirational musical moments and that combined with the extra juice that New York City always has is going to be pretty damn fun."

In a recent Relix Magazine feature, the publication wrote: "Jacobs and Liner sing earnestly about what they consider to be archetypal themes in American music: rambling, lost love, trains and moonshine...the music is a heady amalgamation of influences recalling The Black Crowes, Little Feat and The Neville Brothers." Hittin' The Note explained the band's sound like this: "The Bridge call to mind bayou bluesman Tab Benoit backed by the Radiators during 'Honey Bee,' and bluegrass fertilized with hot sauce on the wild 'Dirtball Blues.' They also play urgent, funky, jazz-fired soul in 'Heavy Water,' and use a Stevie Ray Vaughan-inspired guitar figure to drive the burly blues 'Diggin' In The Cold Ground.' And there's so much more variety, most of it giving off some sort of pungent New Orleans aroma. Singer/guitarist Cris Jacobs and singer/mandolin player Kenny Liner are the two distinct songwriters that afford The Bridge such vast stylistic swings. But they, along with bassist Dave Markowitz, sax man Patrick Rainey, drummer Mike Gambone, and keyboardist Mark Brown, have a surprising cohesiveness born of a desire to make compelling Americana roots-rock in the classic sense."


The Bridge's latest album Blind Man's Hill is available now on Hyena Records.

THE BRIDGE ON TOUR NOW

The Bridge put in their time this Winter with a seven week, coast to coast U.S. tour playing in almost every corner of the U.S. With festivals and club dates lined up throughout the Spring and Summer, they're seriously on the verge. If you've yet to hear them, you can check out a free mp3 of "Let Me Off This Train" here. Or you can just pick up a copy of their latest record, Blind Man's Hill. You won't stop listening.

And here's what the beginning of that Spring and Summer looks like for The Bridge...

April 22 / Santa Fe Cafe / College Park, MD
April 23 / PJ Kelly's / Clarksburg, WV
April 24 / 123 Pleasant Street / Morgantown, WV
April 25 / Blossom Blast @ Nelson's Ledges / Garrettsville, OH
April 28 / Mellow Mushroom / Tuscaloosa, AL
May 1 / The Blue Nile (upstairs) / New Orleans, LA    
May 4 / The Maple Leaf  w/ Papa Grows Funk / New Orleans, LA
May 8 / The V Club / Huntington, WV    
May 9 / Treehuggers Ball @ Sunshine Daydream / Terra Alta, WV        
May 22 / Summer Camp Festival / Chillicothe, IL
May 23 / Buffalo Creek Music Festival @ Zollman's Pavilion / Lexington, VA
May 29 / NC Mountain Sports Festival / Asheville, NC
May 30 / GA Smith's Olde Bar / Atlanta, GA
June 5 / MD Towne Centre (Acoustic Trio) / Hunt Valley, MD
June 6 / Starscape / Baltimore, MD
June 9 / Emerald Lounge (post-Phish) / Asheville, NC
June 10 / TBA (post-Phish) / Knoxville, TN
June 20 / Eysian Fields Festival (post-phish) / Boyce, VA
June 27 / OR Gathering Before the Light Festival / Tidewater Falls, OR
July 11 / All Good Festival / Masontown, WV
July 12 / All Good Festival / Masontown,WV
July 24 / Whiskey 1803 / Annapolis, MD
July 25 / Whiskey 1803 / Annapolis, MD
July 26 / Towne Centre (outdoor, early show) / Quarry Lakes, MD
August 13 / Camp Barefoot / Gore, VA
August 15 / Nottingham's (post-Phish) / Columbia, MD
August 27 / Winston's / San Diego, CA
August 28 / TBA / Los Angeles, CA
August 31 / Red Roomn @ Crystal Bay / Crystal Bay, NV

The Bridge Announce Spring Tour Dates

The Bridge have announced new Spring tour dates and festival appearances.  Fresh off an eight week, coast to coast U.S. tour behind their latest release Blind Man's Hill on Hyena Records, the Baltimore-based band is right back at it playing shows in the coming months with The Derek Trucks Band and Papa Grows Funk, headlining their own dates on the East Coast and Midwest and appearing at festivals such as All Good, Summer Camp, Starscape, Blossom Blast, Treehuggers Ball and Buffalo Creek Music Festival.

 
The Bridge's upcoming tour dates are:

April 2 | Virginia Beach, VA | Jewish Mother
April 3 | Richmond, VA | Capital Ale House
April 5 | Burgettstown, PA | Pepsi Cola Roadhouse (w/ Derek Trucks Band)
April 8 | College Park, MD | Santa Fe Cafe
April 10 | Charlottesville, VA | Is
April 11 | Frostburg, MD | Dante's
April 15 | College Park, MD | Santa Fe Cafe
April 16 | Charlotte, NC | Double Door
April 17 | Charleston, SC | Charleston Pour House
April 18 | Raleigh, NC | Pour House Music Hall (To be broadcast live by TaintRadio.org)
April 22 | College Park, MD | Santa Fe Cafe
April 23 | Clarksburg, WV | PJ Kellys
April 24 | Morgantown, WV | 123 Pleasant St.
April 25 | Garrettsville, OH | Blossom Blast Festival at Nelson Ledges     
April 28 | Tuscaloosa, AL | Mellow Mushroom
May 1 | New Orleans, LA | The Blue Nile
May 4 | New Orleans, LA | The Maple Leaf  (w/ Papa Grows Funk)
May 9 | Terra Alta, WV | Treehuggers Ball at Sunshine Daydream
May 22 | Chillicothe, IL | Summer Camp
May 23 | Lexington, VA | Buffalo Creek Music Festival at Zollman's Pavilion
May 29 | Asheville, NC | Mountain Sports Weekend
May 30 | Atlanta, GA | Smith's Olde Bar
June 6 | Baltimore, MD | Starscape
June 9 | Asheville, NC | Emerald Lounge (post-Phish show)
June 16 | St. Louis, MO | Off Broadway
July 10 | Masontown, WV | All Good