Drew Emmitt

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1 part Vince Herman and his commanding stage presence
1 part Drew Emmitt which includes his mandolin, electric guitar, fiddle, and smooth voice
2 parts Young Whipper-Snappers…Andy Hall on dobro + Andy Thorn on banjo
2 parts unified and silky rhythm section…Wally Ingram on drums + Greg Garrison on bass
1 part Special guests: Billy Fucking Nershi + Silas Herman
1 part small kid in front of crowd jumping on stage to play Vince’s washboard
 

Many different bands could be sited as having created the Boulder music sound. Since the 1970s and even before, Boulder has been an outlet for “freaks” everywhere to unite and be free in artistic creation and expression. Along with having a large population of young people from University of Colorado’s Boulder campus, the spirit of the town itself has always been young, wild, and free. Of all the artistic mediums, Boulder’s live music scene and support has always seemed strongest.

Having lived and worked in Boulder, CO for almost 20 years now, I can’t help but reminisce about how my life has changed since I first moved here from the East Coast in 1992. In July of 2012 I will have officially lived here longer than where I grew up.

It had been way to long since I last saw Leftover Salmon play together as a band. I recall the last time, way back in 2004, driving to the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in upstate New York, destined to see the band play as a festival headliner in one of their final gigs before ‘hiatus’.

As a relative newcomer to Colorado, I've been waiting to find a festival than can live up to the wonderful Arkansas festivals I've come to know and love over the years. I can definitely say I've found just such a festival high in the mountains at Rancho Del Rio, YarmonyGrass.

With the 15th Annual Suwannee Springfest only one month away, today the festival promoters release the daily stage schedule.

Multifaceted singer/songwriter/musician Drew Emmitt appears to have finally found the right balance of music in his life.  Not only is the co-founder of jamgrass pioneers Leftover Salmon entering his 22nd year fronting that band, but he is busy at work with his other project, The Emmitt-Nershi Band

"There have been some good times, some hard times, some crazy times, some wild road times, some times where people have passed....but it's good to just keep walking" proclaims guitarist/vocalist Vince Herman before the band launches into their original "Just Keep Walking" from their recently released concert DVD Leftover Salmon Live: Twice in a Blue Moon.