Photo by Susan Weiand
Jose’ Martinez, our beloved drummer of the past 12+ years and dear friend, has decided to retire from the road and is currently living and performing in Seattle, WA. We wish Jose’ all the best with his future.
With that, we are happy to welcome the young and talented drummer, Alwyn Robinson, into the Leftover Salmon family. Alwyn has been playing with the band for the past few months and the fit couldn’t be better; it’s time to make it official. “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.” says Vince Herman, “Look out.”
Born in 1989 and raised in Marshall, TX, Alwyn Robinson began performing music at the age of three under the guidance of his father and two older brothers. He studied classical percussion as well as marching percussion from his early years through college, and began playing drum set with local bands in Marshall around fourteen. While studying at Texas Tech University and CU Boulder, he performed in various musical ensembles and studied a broad range of musical styles, from classical percussion to steel drum music. Currently living in Colorado, he is teaching and performing with numerous ensembles, including playing with musicians/groups such as: Ron Miles, Organization, Megan Burtt, Ayo Awosika and Ayo Awosika amongst others.
**Leftover Salmon Releases Their Fourth Single “Two Highways” through Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado.
Drew Emmitt says, “I got the idea for “Two Highways” going down the road in the tour bus on Salmon tour. It’s my attempt to describe the two worlds of being on tour and being home with the family, two very different places that each have a very strong pull on my life and are both equally inspiring and challenging in their own ways.”
“Two Highways” features special guest Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) on keys, and is the final in a series of four original tunes that have been released since this summer through LoS’s collaboration to offering Handcrafted Music with Handcrafted Beer.
The new tunes are pre-released exclusively within Breckenridge Brewery’s 12-pack Sampler Packs through October.
A download code for each song is provided on an exclusive Artist Series coaster, specially created by four well-known artists from the “Rock Art” community and packaged inside the Sampler Packs.
There are also screenprinted posters of each song’s artwork available.
Tyler Stout designed the image to go along with “Two Highways.”
The song will be available soon on iTunes.
More information at: www.breckbrew.com/leftoversalmon
Leftover Salmon Fall Tour 2013
Oct-29 Tue – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
Oct-30 Wed – Nashville, TN – Music City Roots
Oct-31 Thu – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse %
Nov-01 Fri – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre *
Nov-03 Sun – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amp *
Nov-05 Tue – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
Nov-06 Wed – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
Nov-07 Thu – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
Nov-08 Fri – Washington, DC -9:30 Club +
Nov-09 Sat – Richmond, VA – The National +
Nov-10 Sun – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall #
Nov-12 Tue – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Nov-13 Wed – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Nov-14 Thu – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre ^
Nov-15 Fri – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre ^@
Nov-16 Sat – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov-17 Sun – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Nov-29 Fri – Boulder, CO – The Boulder Theater
Nov-30 Sat – Boulder, CO – The Boulder Theater
Dec 11-15 Wed-Sun Puerto Morelos, Mexico -Strings & Sol
Dec 28-29 Sat-Sun – Park City, UT- Park City Live
Dec 30-31 Mon-Tue – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Jan 3-4, 2014 Fri-Sat – Girdwood, AK- Alyeska Resort
Jan 8-9, 2014 Wed-Thu – Kihei,Maui, HI- Stella Blues
Jan 10, 2014 Fri – Paia, Maui,HI – Charley’s
Jan 11, 2014 Sat – Makawao,Maui, HI – Casanova
% w/ Col. Bruce Hampton, Packway Handle Band, & Count M’Butu
* w/ Jon Stickley Trio
+ w/ Swear and Shake
# w/ Bawn in the Mash
^ w/ Big Wu
@ w/ Old Shoe