by Tim newby

As Leftover Salmon nears their 30th year, their inspiring story is set to be told in a brand new book, Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! published by Rowman & Littlefield. In this book, critically acclaimed author of Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound & It’s Legacy, Tim Newby presents an intimate portrait of Leftover Salmon through the personal recollections of its band members, family, friends, former band-mates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced. Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! is a thorough guide covering a thirty-year journey of a truly remarkable band. It is a tale of friendships and losses, musical discoveries and Wild West adventures, and the brethren they surround themselves with who fortify Salmon’s unique voice. Their story is one of tragedy and rebirth, of unimaginable highs and crushing lows, of friendships, of music, but most importantly it is the story of a special band and those that have lived through it all to create, inspire, and have everlasting fun.

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“Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival!" is the definitive story of a band who has defied norms and blazed their own path since they first came together nearly thirty years ago.  Pulling from that long career, Thirty Years of Festival Live! is the audio companion for the book and helps to tell the story of Leftover Salmon through twenty-eight tracks that span the band’s entire existence. The album was culled from Salmon’s live music archive and serves as the musical narration for the book, as each track was chosen for its historical significance.  Many of the tracks are specifically referenced in the book and allow the reader to experience (or for some relive) that special musical moment in the band’s history. Other tracks highlight the historical importance of various tours and the different musical eras of the band. While others feature friends and guests who have played a role in Salmon’s lasting legacy.  Quite simply this compilation is a festival for your ears!” ~ Author Tim Newby

30 Years of Festival Live!
Audio compilation by Leftover Salmon's Archivist Chris Mrachek

01 - High On A Mountain > Aiko Aiko
    2000-05-19 @ Allgood Festival, Capon Bridge, WV.
    with John Flowers, Danny Knicely & Larry Keel

Chapter 01
02 - Get Me Outta This City
03 - Dreams
    Lefthand String Band - Get Me Outta This City (c) 1991

Chapter 02
04 - Dance On Your Head
05 - Sing Up To The Moon
    2016-08-20 @ Hot August Music Festival

Chapter 03
06 - Nothing But Time
07 - Whacha Gonna Do
    1993-04-18 @ Fox Theater, Boulder, CO.

Chapter 04
08 - Just Before The Evening
    1991-05-04 @ J.J. McCabe's, Boulder, CO.
09 - Who Put Da Pepper
    1991-05-25 @ Stage Stop, Rollinsville, CO.

Chapter 05
10 - Lonesome Road
    1995-06-16 @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival
    1st Telluride show
11 - Ask The Fish
    1994-05-05 @ The Cubby Bear, Chicago, IL.

Chapter 06
12 - Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie
    1997-07-06 @ High Sierra Music Festival
    Michael Wooten's final show
13 - Funky Mountain Fogdown
    1998-06-16 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    with Sam Bush, Jeff Coffin & Joe Craven

Chapter 07
14 - Muddy Water Home
    2000-08-14 @ Barrelhouse Brewing Co., Cincinnati, OH.
    Greg Garrison's live audition
15 - Ain't Gonna Work
    2000-09-09 @ Planet Salmon, Lyons, CO.

Chapter 08
16 - River's Rising
    2001-08-11 @ State Bridge, Bond, CO.
17 - Troubled Times 
    2001-09-19 @ 328 Performance Hall, Nashville, TN.
    with Sam Bush & John Cowan

Chapter 09
18 - Rabbit In A Log
    2002-11-09 @ The Norva, Norfolk, VA.
    with The Del McCoury Band
19 - Everything Is Round
    2004-05-01 @ Avalon, Denver, CO.

Chapter 10
20 - Let's Give A Party
    2007-07-28 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
21 - Liza
    2011-12-31 @ Roseland Theater, Portland, OR.
    AUD recording by Chris Mrachek - Neumann KM184's

Chapter 11
22 - High Country
    2013-04-27 @ Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA.
23 - Casino Nation
    2014-06-22 @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival
    with Jackson Browne

Chapter 12
24 - Aquatic Hitchhiker
    2016-03-11 @ Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO.
    Erik Deutsch's first show
    With Jeff Coffin on saxophone
25 - Better Day
    2016-07-23 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Chapter 13
26 - Whispering Waters
    1998-04-25 @ Merle Watson Festival, Wilkesboro, NC.
    with Sam Bush & John Cowan
    AUD recording
27 - Yield Not To Temptation
    2000-10-03 @ Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA.
    With Col. Bruce Hampton & John Cowan
    AUD recording
28 - Highway Song
    2000-10-07 @ Blue Ridge Moutain Jam, Hendersonville, NC.
    AUD recording

The Stories from the Living Room
Select Stories as told on our Stories from the Living Room Tour 2019

01 - The Story of When Vince Made Coffee for Mr. Rodgers - told January 31, 2019 at Soreng Theatre, Eugene, OR

02 - The Story of When Salmon Smoked a Salmon & Star Trek - told January 31, 2019 at Soreng Theatre, Eugene, OR

03 - The Story of When Salmon Went to Toys R Us - told February 2nd, 2019, at the Triple Door, Seattle, WA

04 - The Story of Anahaucing - told February 2nd, 2019, at the Triple Door, Seattle, WA

05 - The Story of When Salmon Went to the Oregon County Fair - told January 31, 2019 at Soreng Theatre, Eugene, OR

06 - The Story of How Vince Found Drew - told February 16th, 2019 at Washingtons, Fort Collins, CO

07 - The Story of the Problem with Colorado - told February 16th, 2019 at Washingtons, Fort Collins, CO

08 - The Story of the Banjo Bullies - told February 16th, 2019 at Washingtons, Fort Collins, CO