Season Three of The JamBase Podcast officially premeires with an episode featuring an interview with Leftover Salmon‘s Vince Herman. JamBase’s Nate Todd recently spoke to Herman about the new LoS album, Grass Roots, the band’s rich history performing at festivals over the past +30 years and much more.
Herman previously appeared on episode 21 of the podcast, back in 2018. For his return appearance, Herman chatted with Todd over a video call shortly after Grass Roots was released last month. The album is a collection of covers of songs that were especially influential in the band’s formative years. Herman talked about the guests the band recruited to contribute to Grass Roots, which included Billy Strings, Oliver Wood and Darol Anger.
Some of the songs on the album pre-date the formation of Leftover Salmon and were played by The Salmon Heads and The Left Hand String Band when they first began jamming together over three decades ago in a campground at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Members of those bands would later merge into Leftover Salmon.
Herman talked about Leftover’s legacy as pioneers of jamgrass, the band’s many subsequent performances at Telluride and he shared some of his favorite experiences at other festivals as well.
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