Leftover Salmon Explores ‘Grass Roots’ On New Album & Shares ‘Simple Twist Of Fate’ Cover
Hear Vince Herman lead the way on the poignant Dylan classic.
By Nate Todd Mar 24, 2023 • 9:05 am PDT
Leftover Salmon announced a new covers album, Grass Roots, due out on May 19 via Compass Records. The jamgrass pioneers previewed the record with a grassy version of Bob Dylan’s “Simple Twist Of Fate.”
Grass Roots follows Salmon’s 2021 album Brand New Good Old Days. Along with the Dylan nod, the record sees LoS interpreting songs by the Grateful Dead, David Bromberg, Seldom Scene and more. Grass Roots features guest spots from Billy Strings, Oliver Wood and Darol Anger.
“On Grass Roots, Leftover Salmon reflects on their bluegrass and festival campground origins with a set of songs that draws from the repertoires that The Salmon Heads and The Left Hand String Band played when they first jammed in a Telluride Bluegrass Festival campground,” as per a press release.
Guitarist Vince Herman leads the way on the first taste of the album, Bob Dylan’s “Simple Twist Of Fate” off his landmark 1975 album Blood On The Tracks. The song also features solos by Andy Thorn on banjo, Drew Emmitt on mandolin and newest member Jay Starling on dobro all over Alwyn Robinson’s steady shuffling beat and Greg Garrison’s locked-in bluegrass bassline.
Listen to LoS on “Simple Twist Of Fate” below:
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