Drew Emmitt & Friends in Denver, CO

Saturday May 21st, 2011
The Oriental Theater 9:00 PM (8:00 PM doors) / 18+

wsg. Pete Kartsounes, Dr. Harlan's Amazing Bluegrass Tonic & Trout Steak Revival

Drew Emmitt, the dynamic lead singer and mandolin player with the popular jamband Leftover Salmon, is a true renaissance man on musical instruments. Playing mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo, harmonica, flute and electric guitar, he’s a string man to be reckoned with. He excels in unique energy driven mandolin licks and his influences include a pantheon of musical heroes including Lowell George, Steve Morse, Duane Allman, John Cowan, Bill Monroe, Sam Bush, Hot Rize and New Grass Revival.

Emmitt’s dedication and love for music have helped him become one of our nation’s top mandolin players. Beyond his own success, Emmitt has remained a fan as well. On joining his biggest influences on stage he said, “It’s amazing. It’s like walking in a dream. For years I had this dream of standing on stage next to them and having a good time. And it’s happened. Standing on stage next to Sam (Bush) is pretty indescribable. And David (Grisman) as well. When Neil Young walked on stage, that was outrageous. I turned around, and there he was standing 6 inches away from me. I looked right at his eyes. Then having him actually sing on a song that I wrote? Pretty amazing.”

The Boulder based quintet of Leftover Salmon has been a force in the Colorado music scene for over a decade. With Freedom Ride, Drew Emmitt is becoming a force to be reckoned with himself




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