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
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
[The Bird Call]
[Published on: 10/15/13]