Leftover Salmon’s Fall Maskerade

Leftover Salmon had a superb three-night run at The Surf Hotel in Buena Vista, Colorado, October 23-25. Due to social-distancing protocol, the number of those who could attend was obviously limited. Fortunately, all three nights were streamed live on Nugs.tv. Those would be the group’s last performances for 2020.

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Leftover Salmon is built around the core of founding members Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman, along with banjo wiz Andy Thorn, bassist Greg Garrison, and drummer Alwyn Robinson. Wally Ingram joined LoS on keys the entire weekend.

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Vince Herman was excited:

“Buena Vista’s Surf Hotel was the perfect setting for a much-needed sociallydistanced mini-festival! The weather was Colorado-ish. Sunny and warm and dumping snow too! It was a great collection of friends, kids, and dogs having music for the soul. Such fun! Now it’s time to crawl back into the Covid bubble and stay safe. See ya next year!”

Photographer John-Ryan Lockman of ShowLove Media was on the scene to capture the live experience. All photographs here from Friday and Saturday are Lockman’s.

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Friday – October 23, 2020 @ Buena Vista, CO

Friday night Leftover Salmon performed a number of songs for the first time live including, “Best Day Ever,” “Cloud City,” “Morning Dew,” and “We’ll Get By.” They went deep with a funky “Muddy Water Home,” and Drew Emmit busted out the electric mandolin on “Fireline.” Tyler Grant joined in on “Breakin’ Thru” and “Mr. Charlie.”

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[SET ONE: Best Day Ever [1], Muddy Water Home [2], Liza, Just Before The Evening, Cloud City [1], Foreign Fields > Morning Dew [1], Live it High, Cowgirl In The Sand; SET TWO: Cajun Girl, We’ll Get By [1], Down On The Waterfront, Fireline [3], Mama Boulet, Breakin’ Thru [4], Mr. Charlie > I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky > Honky Tonk Woman > Soul Shakedown Party > Pasta On The Mountain > Soul Shakedown Party > Kinky Reggae > Soul Shakedown Party > Hot Corn Cold Corn > Mr. Charlie [4], Unpromised Land > Whiskey Before Breakfast > Unpromised Land; E: Fuzzy Little Hippy Girl > Wipeout > Lick It > Wipeout]

 

Friday Notes:

[1] First time performed live

[2] Funky version

[3] w/ Drew on electric mando

[4] w/ Tyler Grant in guitar

 

Saturday – October 24, 2020 @ Buena Vista, CO

Saturday Night was a total costume party on site– with fans dressed up to the max. Calls were made from stage to “Vote for Pedro.” Coleman Smith (of Rapidgrass) on fiddle joined the band on “Bird Call” and Jerry Jeff Walker’s  “Derby Day.” The opening set closer (they did two sets each night), “Reuben’s Train,” featured some chicken foot antics and teased “Dinner And A Movie,” “Once In A Lifetime,” and “Moose’s Lucky Day.” They performed “Black Peter” for the first time live and hosted a crowd Maskerade during “Show Me Something Higher.”

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[SET ONE: Let’s Give A Party, HooDoo Bash, Down In The Hollow, Tu’Na Pas Aller, Red Fox Run, Valley Of The Full Moon, Bird Call [1], Derby Day [1], Reuben’s Train [2][5]; SET TWO: Gulf Of Mexico, Black Peter [3], Simple Twist Of Fate > Drums > Zombie Jamboree, When The Levee Breaks, Brand New Good Old Days, Tangled Up In Blue, Higher Ground, Show Me Something Higher [4], Madame Boudreaux, Who Stole My Monkey > New Speedway Boogie > Let In A Little Light > Wake And Bake > Let In A Little Light; E: She Took Off My Romeo’s]

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Saturday Notes:

[1] w/ Coleman Smith on fiddle

[2] featured Vince solo w/ a chicken foot

[3] First time performed live

[4] w/ crowd Maskerade

[5] w/ Dinner And A Movie, Once In A Lifetime & Moose’s Lucky Day teases

 

 

Sunday – October 25, 2020 @ Buena Vista, CO (during snow storm)

Sunday took place during a snowstorm, adding to the magic of the day. Once again, they played a handful of songs for the first time ever on stage, including JJW’s “Mr. Bojangles,” “Sunday,” and “Bringing It On Home To Me.” Coleman Smith joined the band on fiddle for the entire second set, and there was some triple-fiddle action with Andy Thorn, Drew, and Coleman on “Bringing It On Home To Me.”

“This Is The Time” was the last song of the Los Fall Makerade (and the second in that night’s encore) was extra special. The lyrics:

This isn’t a time for giving up. This is the time to be strong…. I know life is never easy, when you’re holding out so long… I know that we can make it, with a little bit of faith to get us by…. This isn’t the time or faking. This is the time for us to fly…

This isn’t the time for losing hope. This is the time to lean… Well I know we can find our way if you’re ready to receive…. There’s always so much to learn, as you wander through this life…. And timing is everything. This is the time, the night…

[SET ONE: Six Feet Of Snow, Whispering Waters, Mr. Bojangles [1], High Country, Out In The Woods, Sunday [1], Powder Day > Better, Cold Rain & Snow; SET TWO: I Don’t Know You, Morning Sun, Last Days Of Autumn, Unplug That Telephone, River’s Rising, Mountain Top, Big Mon, Bringing It On Home To Me [1][2], Fastest Song, Big Mammu, Troubled Times; E: Rodeo Geek >This Is The Time]

 

Sunday Notes:

Entire second set with Coleman Smith on fiddle

[1] First time performed live

[2] Triple fiddle – Andy, Drew, Coleman (don’t try this at home)

 

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