Vince Herman Band on Tour This Fall

Article Contributed by Dreamspider Pu… | Published on Saturday, September 9, 2023

Vince Herman is out to have some fun. 33 years after founding Leftover Salmon, Vince released an album of his own and hit the road to play a batch of songs developed in his new Nashville home. It’s a bit of a departure from the “Salmon sound” as he digs into his idea of what country music is. There’s some bluegrass and Cajun influences and honky tonk ballads all piled atop great players taking the tunes for a ride.

Vince formed a hot band consisting of some of Nashville’s finest musicians, all also vocalists, to take on the road! Joining him in the Vince Herman Band for their Fall tour dates are Nathan Graham (upright bass), Dakota Holden (pedal steel), Ian Cory (banjo/fiddle), his son Silas Herman (mandolin/guitar), Alex Johnson (drums) [Sept], and Lawrence Nemenz (drums) [October/November].

The Vince Herman Band Tour kicks off with a free show in Vince’s sometime home state of Colorado, at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 10. They then hit up a few points in California before venturing back to the Midwest, then a bit of the south, the east, and the Southeast. Basically, they’re covering as much as they can in 3 months.

“With his immersion into Nashville, Herman’s also peeling back the pages of Music City history, harkening back to the early days of country music, where the genre lines were blurred or not yet defined by record labels and marketing teams,” writes Rolling Stone’s Garret K. Woodward.

“I’m gonna try to keep my solo repertoire separate from Leftover Salmon so people can expect something different than they would see at a Salmon show,” says Vince to Relix Magazine’s Mike Greenhaus. “I want them to live in different worlds, but one of the reasons I made this record is that I’m a fan of country music. And I’ve always thought of Salmon as a country band. You can look at the Grateful Dead as a country band—to me, bluegrass, cajun music, ballads and all that stuff is what makes up country music… But, though I’ve always seen Salmon as somewhat of a country band, the country and jamband worlds are absolutely miles apart—not so much musically, but culturally. And at this point, so much of this country needs to come together, with all the walls between the different sides and all the perceived little niches that we’re supposed to stay in, man. We need to come together as a country. And music can play a big role in that. So I guess you can say that I want to bring the hippies to country. I want to say, ‘We’re kind of doing the same thing here, folks. Can we talk?’”

Vince Herman Band on Tour:

9/10 Sun - Bellevue, CO - Mishawaka Amphitheater
9/14 Thu - Arcata, CA - Humbrews / Humboldt Brews
9/15 Fri - Grass Valley, CA - The Center for the Arts
9/16 Sat - Mill Valley, CA -  Sweetwater Music Hall
9/17 Sun - Felton, CA - Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival
9/19 Tue - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
9/20 Wed - Teton Village, WY - Mangy Moose Restaurant & Saloon

10/8 Sun - Makanda, IL - Little Grassy Get Down
10/12 Thu - Richmond, VA - Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House*
10/13 Fri - Roanoke, VA - 5 Points Music Sanctuary*
10/14 Sat - Huntington, WV - THE LOUD*
10/15 Sun - Morgantown, WV - Mountain Stage Radio Show
10/23 Mon - Tulsa, OK - The Shrine
10/25 Wed - Wichita, KS - Wave
10/26 Thu - Edwardsville, IL - Wildey Theatre
10/27 Fri - Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre
10/28 Sat - Evanston, IL - Evanston SPACE
10/29 Sun - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
*w/ Airshow

11/1 Wed - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
11/2 Thu - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House
11/3 Fri  - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
11/4 Sat - Knoxville, TN - Open Chord Stage
11/5 Sun - Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall
11/7 Tue - Lexington, NC - High Rock Outfitters
11/8 Wed - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
11/9 Thu - Tupelo, MS - Blue Canoe
11/10 Fri - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
11/11 Sat - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley Nashville
11/12 Sun - Louisville, KY - Whirling Tiger
11/14 Tue - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival
11/15 Wed - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Café & Music Hall
11/16 Thu- Wayne, PA - 118 North
11/17 Fri - Blairstown, NJ - Roy's Hall
11/18 Sat - Thomas, WV - The Purple Fiddle
11/19 Sun - York, PA - Appell Center for the Performing Arts
^All November dates w/ Airshow

Vince Herman Other Appearances:

9/22 Fri - Vince Herman + Drew Emmit - Billy Strings Renewal Fest - Buena Vista, CO

10/10 Tue - Handle With Care: A Tribute to Tom Petty - Brooklyn Bowl - Nashville, TN
Benefit for Backline: All Star Band led by Derek Wells w/ songs performed by Wynonna Judd, Brittney Spencer, Charles Wesly Godwin, Sierra Hull, Vince Herman & more

Leftover Salmon Tour Dates: