Leftover Salmon returned to Boulder last night and the hometown crowd was there to greet the reunited slamgrass kings in style. Mayor McCheese was in the house. New Orleans’ live painter, Frenchy, threw bright paints on the night’s canvas. Friends greeted friends in the boogie zone and the place had such a nice aroma about it.
Jeff Sipe is back in the band on drums, which was nice to see. Salmon past and Salmon present were on display. Banjo player, Noam Pikelny, who joined the band after Mark Vann’s passing, had a stunning lead in the first set, after which Vince bowed down to him, as if to say, “We thank you young man, for holding down your position like a true champion and keeping the music alive.” Bill McKay brought some soul and blues to the party and Drew generally had command of his instruments and the crowd throughout.
Vince deserves a paragraph of his own. He’s the master clown, and so humble.
Kraft. Macaroni and Cheese.