Colorado high country pickers, Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon and Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident are meant to be in a band together.
Acoustic music fans have reason to the thankful, for the two apparently got the message and formed Emmitt-Nershi Band in 2007.
Two weeks ago the band released its first studio album, New Country Blues.
Music writer Kim Ruehl says:
Disc opener and title track “New Country Blues” is another major highlight. Its assaultingly quick pace gets the music started on the right footing, establishing straight away the theme of the album—pulling away from the trappings of urban life in exchange for the simplicity of the country. Its refrain is sincere and catchy, “I ain’t going back to the city no more / I’m staying right here on the farm.”
I also like track three, “Surfing the Red Sea.” It’s sounds like a Garcia-Grisman number to me.
Emmitt-Nershi Band is playing in-store today at Twist & Shout Records in Denver, before embarking on a Rocky Mountain and West Coast swing. We plan to see them at Mississippi Studios later this month.
MP3 Offering: “New Country Blues” by Emmitt-Nershi Band