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Salmon's Initial 2009 Summer Dates

Leftover Salmon announces the first part of its summer festivals for 2009. The band has been playing only a limited amount of shows each year since reuniting in 2007. This summer Salmon will hit some of its favorite festivals including a few new ones. Confirmed dates as of now are Del Fest, Denver Botanic Gardens, Chili and Brew Fest, and High Sierra.

vinceMemorial Day weekend will kick of the festival season for Leftover Salmon, performing twice. On May 23rd at Del McCoury's 2nd annual festival in Cumberland, MD. We are excited to join so many good friends at this event. Please check out www.delfest.com for complete line up and details.

On Memorial Day its self we will return to our home state of Colorado to perform for the first time at the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the sounds of Leftover Salmon in this unique setting performing a full 2 ½ hour set in the company of your friends and thousands of blooming plants. Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 5th. http://concerts.botanicgardens.org

On June 5th Salmon will head to Snowmass Colorado for the Chili and Brew Fest. Headlining Friday night with a full 2 set show. Karl Denson will be joining the band as a special guest. moe. headlines Saturday along with Particle featuring Michael Kang. Tickets are available now through Leftover Salmon Ticketing. Complete line up, details, and discount hotel packages at www.snowmasschiliandbrew.com 

Forth of July weekend we will once again return to the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA. This event has become a home away from home for Salmon, playing it many of it's 19 years as a festival. What a great line up they have this year and anyone who's been to High Sierra knows that no matter who's playing it's always a great vibe all around.

We hope to see many of you at these events this summer. We will be announcing a few more dates soon so stay tuned. Thanks for all the support over the years!

May 23 Del Fest - Cumberland, MD
May 25 Botanic Gardens - Denver, CO
June 5 Chili and Brew Fest - Snowmass, CO
July 3 & 4 High Sierra Music Fest - Quincy, CA


Vince's band Great American Taxi is staying busy on the road and also has a new CD coming out in 2009. A complimentary download from the new album, with guest appearance by Matt Flinner will be available directly from the band website this week: http://www.greatamericantaxi.com

See Great American Taxi this week in the North West and Montana. Complete summer tour dates are list on their website HERE.

April  2009
Wed  29   Silver Moon Brewing Co. - Bend, OR
Thurs 30   Goodfoot Lounge - Portland, OR

May  2009
 Fri   1      The Top Hat - Missoula, MT
 Sat  2      Zebra Cocktail Lounge - Bozeman, MT
 Wed 20   The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS - w/ Oakhurst
 Thur  21   Schwagstock 40 - Camp Zoe - Salem, MO
 Fri    22   Hookahville - Frontier Ranch - Pataskala, OH
 Sat   23   DELFEST - Cumberland, MD 
 Sun  24   SUMMER CAMP - Chillicothe, IL


emitttDrew Emmitt will also be touring with both the Drew Emmitt Band and the Emmitt-Nershi Band this summer.  More dates to be announced soon, keep and eye on www.drewemmitt.com or www.emmittnershiband.com for more info and new dates.

Sat Jun 06  Chattanooga TN RIVERBEND FESTIVAL Emmitt-Nershi Band
Fri Jun 12   Bellvue CO MISHAWAKA Emmitt-Nershi Band
Sat Jun 27  Wilmington NC DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON BREWGRASS FESTIVAL Drew Emmitt Band
Thu Jul 23   Floyd VA FLOYD FEST Emmitt-Nershi Band
Sat Aug 29  Nederland CO NEDFEST Drew Emmitt Band
Sun Aug 30  Nederland CO NEDFEST Emmitt-Nershi Band

The Emmitt-Nershi Band recently finished recording their first album in Dec of 2008 at Sleeping Giant Studios in CO. Look for the album out this fall, more info on the release coming soon.  Drew Emmitt's third solo album, LONG ROAD is out now. 

Get your copy online, at a show or in stores everywhere!
www.compassrecords.com

FLOYDFEST ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO INITIAL 2009 LINE-UP

DONNA THE BUFFALO returns for another passionately requested encore, joined by multi-cultural ensemble PANJEA with Chris Berry & Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident), as well as the acoustic sounds of EMMITT-NERSHI BAND (with members of Leftover Salmon and String Cheese Incident) and PETE FRANCIS (of Dispatch) featuring BAREFOOT TRUTH (selected to perform at the Obama official pre-debate Rally on October 15th 2008).

Jammys Initial Performance Lineup

Phil Lesh will host this year''s Jammys.- for the Grateful Web

An impressively eclectic group of artists ranging from revered singer/songwriter Ryan Adams to roots reggae hero Burning Spear are coming together for the 5th Annual Jammys Awards Show and All-Star Concert to be held April 26 th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Les Claypool, frontman for alt-metal godfathers Primus, respected piano man Bruce Hornsby, rising newgrass faves Yonder Mountain String Band, southern boogie torchbearers North Mississippi All-Stars, downtown jazz greats Medeski Martin and Wood, one-man band Keller Williams, Midwestern jam stars Umphrey's McGee and Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon are also confirmed for the show, which will be hosted by Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, who will also perform.

More big names, including this year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner, will be announced in coming weeks. In the meantime, fans can vote for the year's best album, song, DVD, download, new artist, tour, live show and archival release of the year at www.jammys.com/vote .

Founded as an alternative to mainstream award shows and produced by Relix Magazine, Jambands.com and Peter Shapiro, The Jammys is a celebration of the best in live improvisational music performance that pairs the brightest lights on the burgeoning jam music scene with stars from the pop, rock, reggae, gospel and jazz realms. In its first four years, The Jammys has become one of New York City 's premiere annual live music events and one of the top grassroots music events in the world, hosting countless historic, once-in-a-lifetime musical moments.

Last year's show featured the onstage reunion of The Black Crowes, who joined Gov't Mule for a version of their 1992 hit "Sometimes Salvation," as well as a finale that featured sacred steel phenom Robert Randolph, legendary Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts, String Cheese Incident's Michael Kang and guitar hero Warren Haynes (of The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule and The Dead) jamming with Steve Winwood on his Spencer Davis Group hit "Gimme Some Lovin'." Daily Variety declared: "The producers—or some cosmic forces—really outdid themselves at this year's kudofest."

In year's past, such off-the-wall collaborations as rapper Slick Rick with the Disco Biscuits, The B-52's with Particle and Blue Oyster Cult with moe. have wowed sold-out audiences. In 2002, the concert-ending finale featured an all-star jam that included Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon of Phish, Warren Haynes, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, and Robert Randolph, among others. Solomon Burke, The Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer, Blind Boys of Alabama, Dr. John, Toots Hibbert, Perry Farrell, Susan Tedeschi, Michael Franti of Spearhead, Harlem Gospel Choir, Black Thought, The Tom Tom Club, Marky Ramone, the Del McCoury Band and Bernie Williams of the New York Yankees, among many, many others have also performed at The Jammys in years past.

In between performances, nine Jammys trophies are handed out in categories voted on by fans, while a Lifetime Achievement award is given out at the end of the night. In years past, Lifetime Achievement trophies have been bestowed upon B.B. King, The Meters, the Grateful Dead and Steve Winwood.