By Jim Stanford on February 28, 2012
Perhaps because it only comes around once every four years, Leap Day is packed with events — Gelande Quaffing Championship, Gary Snyder tickets distributed, TEDx — capped by Leftover Salmon at the Pink Garter.
It’s fitting that Leftover plays on Leap Day, as performances by this pioneering Colorado newgrass quintet have been rare of late. Founders Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt have toured the Tetons in recent years with side projects, but this will be the reunited band’s first show in Jackson Hole since 2004.
And it should be a rowdy hoedown. In conjunction with the Pink Garter, we’re giving away two tickets. Give a ye-haw in the comments, and two winners will be chosen via random drawing at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Entrants must provide a full name, and each winner will receive one ticket.
The Pink Garter has filled out its winter schedule with the likes of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on March 15 and Blitzen Trapper on March 25. I recently caught the second of two Monophonics shows at the theater and was pleased by the sound, expanded dance floor and overall funky vibe.
Leftover likes to cut loose in Jackson. The band played the Mangy Moose early in its 22-year career and again in ’04, and Herman and Emmitt also have frequented Targhee and the Knotty Pine. At the base of Snow King in 2002, Leftover Salmon stole the show while opening for Blues Traveler at sunset.
JamBase has a definitive profile of the group, which has fused various styles in an irreverent, rocking brand of bluegrass. Tickets are $23 in advance or $25 day of show, available online or at Pinky G’s.
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