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Leftover Salmon Hosts Public Block Party To Celebrate New CD, May 13th

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Aquatic HitchhikerOn May 13th, Leftover Salmon will take over Santa Fe Drive in the heart of Denver's Arts District for a free block party and performance presented by 97.3 KBCO celebrating the long-awaited release of 'Aquatic Hitchhiker' (5.22, LoS), the band's first album in eight years. Sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery and Renegade Brewery, the event is also a benefit for the non-profit organization Conscious Alliance, which raises money for underprivileged communities .

The concert is free and open to the public, food and beverages will be sold and iClips will host an online live stream for viewers at home. iClips is also currently presenting 'Salmonlandia', a behind-the-scenes documentary outlining Leftover Salmon's return to the studio.

The show begins at 1pm and will be followed by a ticketed VIP after party at Space Gallery ( where artist Scramble Campbell will present a retrospective of his Leftover Salmon paintings and the band will be present for a meet-and-greet and signing. Complementary beverages and food will be served. Space is very limited. For ticket reservations, visit:

'Aquatic Hitchhiker' is Leftover Salomon's first album to debut all original compositions and the first with banjo prodigy Andy Thorn, 29. "It's been really exciting to get back to the studio and bounce off of each other's ideas," said Vince Herman. After a recording hiatus, Colorado slam-grass pioneers, Leftover Salmon, return with their new album 'Aquatic Hitchhiker' (May 22, LoS Records.) This is the band's first album in eight years and the first to debut all original compositions.

"One of the magical things about Leftover Salmon is there's a lot of symbiosis," says founding member Vince Herman. "It's been really exciting to get back to the studio and bounce off of each other's ideas."

Banjo prodigy Andy Thorn is the most recent addition to the line up, and, at 29, he's also the youngest. "He brought a lot of energy and excitement into the studio and you can hear it on the title track."

Written by Thorn, "Aquatic Hitchhiker" starts off as a slow burn and then explodes into a freewheeling instrumental romp showcasing the band's technical mastery in bluegrass, country, roots, classical, jazz and more. "In less than four minutes it encapsulates what the band's career has been all about."

The song "Liza" is Leftover Salmon's take on bluegrass with a calypso twist, and "Gulf Of Mexico" is a bluesy groove about the BP oil spill: Things are a little different 'round here these days / Since the storm and the spill drove all the people away. "We still like songs that say something about what's going on in the world real time, and songs that get people to move," explained Vince.

Today, Leftover Salmon is: Vince Herman (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin); Drew Emmitt (vocals, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars, mandola, fiddle); Andy Thorn (vocals acoustic and electric banjo, National guitar); Greg Garrison (vocals, acoustic and electric bass, acoustic guitar); Jose Martinez (drums, percussion, and cardboard box.)

What: Leftover Salmon CD Release Party
Where: Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO
When: May 13, 1PM-6PM

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