Telluride's KOTO Radio Presents "Leftover Salmon" In Mountain Village
Thursday, February 25, starting 6 p.m., Telluride's one and only KOTO community radio, heads uptown to the Mountain Village Ballroom (formerly the Telluride Conference Center), to host an evening of music to beat the band – featuring bands that can't be beat. "Elephant Revival" is on hand to warm up the crowd. The headliner is "Leftover Salmon."
"Leftover Salmon" was formed by a lucky accident in 1989, arising from the flatirons and granite of the Front Range. A local band, the Salmon Heads, asked members of the Left Hand String Band to fill in some blanks in its lineup for a New Year's Eve show at the Eldorado Cafe in Crested Butte. The end result of the mashup was a quintet that went on to pioneer its own genre: "Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass," a fluid, loose-limbed blend of bluegrass, Cajun, funk, Southern rock, boogie, Caribbean, Latin and jazz influences that is at once rootsy and daring.
Through the course of the 20+ years as a band, Leftover Salmon has performed with Telluride Bluegrass Festival legends Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan and Pete Wernick, plus The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band and countless other iconic artists.
To preview the shoe-shaking show, click the "play" button on the video.
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