In the tiny mountain town of Nederland, Colorado, where the air is clean and city noise is nonexistent, you will find an environment in stark contrast with life on the road as a musician. Vince Herman, who spent 15 years as founder/front man for Leftover Salmon, has been counteracting countless long nights on tour by taking advantage of the peace and serenity of life in the Rockies.
In the 90's, Vince Herman changed the face of music by combining the talents of banjoist Mark Vann, mandolinist/guitarist Drew Emmitt, bassist Tye North and drummer Michael Wooten to form the polyethnic Cajun 'slamgrass' band that impressively juggled over 150 shows a year. Leftover Salmon traveled the country performing as one of the most-wanted festival acts, ultimately impacting the history of bluegrass culture and its many fans. Leftover Salmon participated in nearly every major North American festival over the past 15 years. They performed at High Sierra Music Festival eight times, Telluride Bluegrass Festival eight times, All Good festival three times, as well as a long list of others such as Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Austin City Limits Festival, Jazz Aspen, Beale Street Music Festival and the H.O.R.D.E tour. Throughout their extensive career, special guests such as Tim O'Brien, Jim Page, Paul Barrare, Bill Payne, Bela Fleck, Waylon Jennings, Taj Mahal, Lucinda Williams, John Bell, Todd Park Mohr, John Cowan and Earl Scruggs have joined in on the Leftover fun.