Leftover Salmon Welcomes New Drummer For Live At JamBase HQ

JamBase favorites Leftover Salmon recently visited the JamBase offices in San Francisco to film the latest installment of our Live at JamBase HQ series and were accompanied by a new member. The jamgrass stalwarts have announced that Jose Martinez, their drummer for the past 12+ years, has decided to retire from the road to head to Seattle, where he is currently living and performing. Leftover Salmon has revealed to JamBase that they have officially welcomed the young and talented percussionist Alwyn Robinson into the fold as the newest member of the band.

[Photo by Susan Weiand]

The Marshall, TX native has been performing with Leftover Salmon for the last few months and the fit was so good the band decided to make him an official member. "Alwyn not only fills Jose’ Martinez's shoes but his incredible chops and ears are going to propel the next era of Salmon’s growth,” Vince Herman told us adding, “Look out."

Robinson has been performing music since the tender age of three under the watchful eye of both his father and his two older brothers. The Texan spent his college years at Texas Tech University and CU Boulder studying classical percussion as well as marching percussion and has been playing in local bands since he was 14-years-old. Alwyn has been exposed to and performed on music from a broad range of styles, making him a perfect fit for the genre-bending act.

For a taste of the sound of the latest iteration of Leftover Salmon, we're pleased to debut "The Bird Call" from the band's recent visit to our offices featuring Alwyn Robinson on drums:

[The Bird Call]

[Published on: 10/15/13]

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