Vince Herman

You could say that Chris Castino is a writer of dance music. Not the kind you hear at any club. It’s the kind you hear at a Dead show, or festivals, when the crowd moves together spinning and bouncing like an ocean of blissful and emancipated souls. Chris is the primary songwriter for his longtime popular Minnesota-based rock’n’roll jamband The Big Wu.

There’s nothing quite as freewheeling and fun as calling up a few buddies to get together and play music, creating a bond, and, if the stars align, walking away with a song or two. Now imagine if the friends were tenured professional touring musicians who’ve just never quite had the chance to all be in the same room at the same time. That’s exactly how the newly formed, feel-good Americana collective, The High Hawks, came to be.

Kitchen Dwellers have announced a livestream and virtual auction titled “Love for Boulder” that will air Saturday, March 27 via the Relix

A little over a week ago, five-member progressive string band Horseshoes and Hand Grenades released their brand-new album, Miles In Blue, and just last night, they performed the album in its entirety via a special, two-hour live-streamed set.

On Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday November 25, A Harvest Celebration with Vince Herman & Friends will air on Instrumenthead Live at 8pm EST and again at 8pm PST. Vince says, “Come and join us, have a little music with Mimi Naja, Kyle Tuttle, the Davisson Brothers, and Kylie Frey. We are gonna have a harvest celebration Thanksgiving style 2020 with pickin’ and singin’ and dancin’ and movin,’... It's gonna be fun!”

In celebration of today's release of On The Road: A Tribute to John Hartford, a project benefitting MusiCares, please join Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon and The High Hawks at 4:20pm Mountain High Time for a special performance live on the LoHi Records Facebook page. They will be honoring the lasting legacy of John Hartford by performing some of his beloved songs and bringing more attention to this release to help artists in need during these challenging times. Good times, great music great cause. No cover charge and BYOW!

Acclaimed bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings invites his fans to listen in on his conversations.

On The Line with Billy Strings is a “fly on the wall" invitation to chats between Billy and his friends. From musicians and actors, tattooists and mechanics, to music industry insiders and even his mom. OTL w/ BS will feature myriad guests talking about any-and-everything that comes up.

With the house only about two-thirds full, likely due to attendee coronavirus precautions, ALO and Leftover Salmon nevertheless persisted in front of an enthusiastic crowd, many of whose outfits celebrated the show’s artsy moniker, The Fins, Fur & Feathers Fancy Formal. It was the band’s first-ever appearance at the famed Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.

Vince Herman came from a musical family, inspired by his grandfather that would sing on holidays when he had a drink or two. He began guitar lessons in the third grade from a local accordion player in a polka band. By the time he reached high school, he had found bluegrass while sipping moonshine and listening to Bill Monroe sing Walls of Time. By 1980, Vince found the Grateful Dead and we are all better for that magic event. Leftover Salmon celebrated its 30th anniversary under the Big Top on New Years' Eve 2019.

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