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Leftover Salmon to headline the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series on April 10

Audrey Dwyer

Leftover Salmon will be in Steamboat Springs to headline the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series at 3:30 p.m. April 10. Today, the group includes: Vince Herman on vocals, acoustic guitar, washboard; Drew Emmitt on vocals, acoustic and electric mandolin, electric guitar, fiddle; Andy Thorn on vocals, acoustic and electric banjo; Greg Garrison on vocals, acoustic and electric bass; and Alwyn Robinson on drums.

Steamboat Springs — — Leftover SalmonLeftover Salmon was born on New Year’s Eve 1989. Now 25 years later, they’ve become the quintessential Colorado bluegrass band, and on April 10, they will headline the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series, performing on the Gondola Square stage at the Steamboat Ski Area base. was born on New Year's Eve 1989. Now 25 years later, they've become the quintessential Colorado bluegrass band, and on April 10, they will headline the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series, performing on the Gondola Square stage at the Steamboat Ski Area base.

Leftover Salmon was born on New Year's Eve 1989. Now 25 years later, they've become the quintessential Colorado bluegrass band, and on April 10, they will headline the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series, performing on the Gondola Square stage at the Steamboat Ski Area base.

The band is known across the country for their distinctive sound of precise picking and rootsy, string-based music, blending elements of bluegrass, rock, country and what the band calls "polyethnic Cajun slamgrass."

The group is comprised of Vince Herman on vocals, acoustic guitar, washboard; Drew Emmitt on vocals, acoustic and electric mandolin, electric guitar, fiddle; Andy Thorn on vocals, acoustic and electric banjo; Greg Garrison on vocals, acoustic and electric bass; and Alwyn Robinson on drums. Although this lineup has changed over the years, the foundation of the group was created by band co-founders Emmitt, Herman and banjoist Mark Vann, who at 39 lost his battle with cancer on March 4, 2002.

After a brief hiatus from 2005 to 2007 after the loss of Vann, Leftover Salmon went back on tour, and in 2012, they created a new album "Aquatic Hitchhiker," which was recorded and released to critical acclaim. NPR's Mountain Stage commented that the group was "one of the most beloved acts on America's summer-festival circuit." In 2006, an award-nominated documentary film about the band, "Years in Your Ears," was released.

They've released eight records with with a new live album "25" that was released last year and packaged exclusively with a Silver Salmon India Pale Lager from Breckenridge Brewery.

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Leftover Salmon continues to tour the country year-round with sold-out shows and annual appearances at festivals like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the WinterWonderGrass Festival and the Northwest String Summit.

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