Leftover salmon opened a two-night intimate show series at Nashville’s station hostel on Tuesday with a performance beleaguered by special guests including Billy strings, Lindsay Lou, Kyle Tuttleand Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass). The performance helped celebrate Salmon’s multi-instrumentalist Drew Emmitt‘the birthday of.
Tickets for Tuesday’s show were made available the same day, at the door only. Fewer than 200 lucky fans made it into the seated room were treated to an eventful musical evening, as the leader Vince Hermann invited a cavalcade of visitors from his adopted hometown of Music City.
The pillars of jam grass had shown their hands earlier in the day with a clip of Billy jamming with them to Compass Records. Sure enough, when showtime rolled around, Strings walked in to join Leftover Salmon on the originals “Down In The Hollow”, “Troubled Times” and an extensive “Aquatic Hitchhiker” which allowed Billy to show off his dazzling prowess. improvisation alongside the old guard. The expanded ensemble also paid homage to bluegrass greats with Bill Monroe“I’m blue, I’m alone too” and Ralph Stanley‘s “If I Lose”, with Billy leading the pack through traditional mountain tunes.
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For their part, Lou and Tuttle joined in a cover of jimmy martin‘s “What Watcha Got” as Linsday took over lead vocals. The duo also contributed to Lucinda Williams‘ “Lines Around Your Face”, with Lou imbuing the hulking singer-songwriter’s raw power as Tuttle added mighty banjo thumps. Tuesday’s show also featured a dueling dobro segment as Anders Beck took on new Leftover member Salmon. starling jay on “Breakin’ Thru”.
Click below to view videos of Leftover Salmon’s star-studded show at the Station Inn on Tuesday with Billy Strings, Lindsay Lou and Kyle Tuttle Courtesy of Michael Wilker (unless otherwise stated), as well as an image gallery of the photographer Keith Griner. Leftover Salmon returns to the Station Inn tonight, May 25, for the band’s second of two performances in Nashville.
Leftover Salmon – Preview – 5/24/22
Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings – “If I Lose” (Ralph Stanley) – 05/24/22
Salmon Leftovers, Billy Strings – “Down In The Hollow” – 05/24/22
Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings – “Troubled Times” – 05/24/22
Salmon Leftovers, Billy Strings – “I’m Blue, I’m Lonely Too” (Bill Monroe) – 05/24/22
Salmon Leftovers, Billy Strings – “Aquatic Hitchhiker” – 05/24/22
Leftover Salmon, Lindsay Lou, Kyle Tuttle – “Hold Whatcha Got” (Jimmy Martin) – 05/24/22
Salmon Leftovers, Lindsay Lou, Kyle Tuttle – “Lines Around Your Eyes” (Lucinda Williams) – 05/24/22
Leftover Salmon, Anders Beck – “Breakin’ Thru” – 05/24/22
See the videos
set list: Leftover salmon | The station hostel | Nashville, TN | 05/24/22
Set One: Ridin’ on the L&N, Gold Hill Line, Better Way, Steam Powered Airplane, We’ll Get Bye, If I Lose*, Down In the Hollow*, Troubled Times*, Aquatic Hitchhiker*, Blue & Lonesome *
Set Two: Get Me Outta This City, Black Peter, Simple Twist of Fate, Breakin’ Thru %, Carolina Song %, Southern Belle, The Hobo Song, Hold What You Got ^, Lines Around Your Eyes ^, Dear Old Dixie
* with Billy strings
% with Anders Beck
^= with Lindsay Lou and Kyle Tuttle