Vince Herman of Leftover Salman performs at MerleFest 2017 on April 28, 2017. (Photo by cp_thornton)
Before Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt took the stage at City Winery, they were preceded by a brief reading from Tim Newby’s book, Leftover Salmon: 30 Years of Festival. The reading detailed the earliest origins of America’s premier “polyethnic Cajun slamgrass band,” (a term which, Vince joked, “has really pigeonholed us”), when Vince and Drew met in 1985. Over the next few years, Vince would play guitar in the Left Hand String Band, and Drew played several instruments, especially the mandolin, in the Salmon Heads.
Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt (Photo by Bob Charmichael)
Vince Herman is one of the founding members of the Colorado “jamgrass” (bluegrass jamband) group Leftover Salmon. A guitarist and songwriter, Vince has, with mandolinist Drew Emmitt, formed the core of Leftover Salmon for 30 years.
In this conversation, Vince and Parklife DC’s Mark Engleson discuss the band, his influences, the band’s forays into Colorado’s marijuana industry, and his upcoming show with Drew at the City Winery in DC on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Wovenhand performs at U Street Music Hall on Sept. 15, 2019. (Photo by photos by Nalinee Darmrong, courtesy of the 9:30 Club and U Street Music Hall)
Gothic folk/alt-country band Wovenhand, led by David Eugene Edwards, put on a somber, heavy performance at U Street Music Hall recently. They let their hard-rocking songs speak for themselves, moving directly from one dark piece into another without addressing the audience.
David Eugene Edwards of Wovenhand (Photo by Simon Skreddernes)
Alt-country rockers Wovenhand perform at U Street Music Hall on Sunday, Sept. 15!
Khemmis (Photo courtesy the band)
Denver metal quartet Khemmis released Desolation, the band’s third studio album, in 2018 via 20 Buck Spin and Nuclear Blast. The doom metal band performs at Songbyrd Music House on Thursday, July 18!
The Motet performs at 9:30 Club on March 9, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The Motet rolled into DC recently and put in a two-hour funk show that turned into a dance party at the 9:30 Club.
The Motet (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Denver-based funk collective The Motet released Death or Devotion, the band’s ninth studio album, via their own label in January. The Motet are on tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Saturday, March 9.