May 252021
 

I have enjoyed this band’s music for many years, however I do not agree with their anti firearm politics. The song “Red Fox Run” was biased and it is a  pompous and arrogant attempt to get their point across, however there is no point on arguments like that. THE REST of the album, however is an amazing album from a seasoned band. I’m not going to drift off into a rant with back handed insulting vernacular.

The title track here is a free flowing anthem to this band, and their ilk. I think with many of the people like Mr. Billy Strings and Mr. Sam Bush spearheading this community, this is a TRULY wonderful era for this type of music. All of these bands and the festivals they frequent are indeed rapidly becoming good old days.

As a recovering addict with 20 months clean under my belt, I AM LIVING brand new good old days. This song can speak to you in so many ways, and I’m sure the band will not mind you accepting any way.

Here is the press release for the single:

Known for their exhilarating live shows and musicianship as well as their eclectic musical tastes, Leftover Salmon is one of Colorado’s most beloved musical exports, picking up where bands like Little Feat, The Band and The Grateful Dead left off and distilling the music into their signature potent brew of bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, Cajun, soul, zydeco and blues.

Leftover Salmon’s new album BRAND NEW GOOD OLD DAYS will street on May 7th. The release marks the band’s return to the Compass Records family, following on the 2002 release of LIVE, as well as three solo projects for lead singer/mandolinist Drew Emmitt. The new album will be released on CD, digitally and on limited-edition blood orange vinyl. Relix premiered the animated lyric video for the title track this week. The message of the song, according to band co-founder Vince Herman, is about living in the moment:  “It’s a reminder that no matter what kind of trouble we’re in these days, it may not ever be as good as it is right now.”

On BRAND NEW GOOD OLD DAYS, Leftover Salmon delivers a feel good collection of 10 new tracks, dipping their collective musical toes back into the bluegrass stream from which they emerged as a band 30 years ago. The resulting album is a fun, engaging and deeply musical set which showcases the band’s musical roots even as they embrace the more progressive elements that made the band one of the principal architects of the jam grass sound several decades ago.

Leftover Salmon is a band that has continued through various musical fads and label affiliations to maintain a vibrant, relevant and influential voice in the music world. Over that time, their sound has grown and evolved while staying true to the roots and guiding spirit of the band’s founding members — mandolinist/singer Drew Emmitt and guitarist/singer Vince Herma

“Category Stomp” is a trademark JAM this band is known for, with lyrics that are fast and all over the grid. They are so so versatile in their music, they display it prominently here on this song. Mr. Andy Thron drives this song along with some banjo wizardry, and when you juxtapose that with the vocals from Mr. Vince Herman and Mr. Drew Emmitt ( both of whom are founding members), you get an absolute jam!

You get some of that new psychedelic sound in the beginning of this song here, this band has so many different instrumental sounds and influences, they make almost any song enjoyable. Look for this band to be on a plethora of festival lineups in 2021.

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