Leftover Salmon On Mountain Stage
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Leftover Salmon makes its second appearance on Mountain Stage
, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. The band formed in 1989, and its unique blend of country, bluegrass and Cajun music — combined with years of hard work and touring — earned it a place as one of the most beloved acts on America's summer-festival circuit. In 2002, the group lost founding member Mark Vann to cancer, but continued touring until 2004, when its surviving members announced a hiatus.
After playing a handful of concerts and embarking on several successful side projects, Leftover Salmon has reunited for its first proper tour in nearly a decade, as well as a new album titled Aquatic Hitchhiker
. Before leaving for Colorado in the late 1980s, singer and founding member Vince Herman was a college student in Morgantown; the excitement he and the audience felt upon his return can be heard throughout Leftover Salmon's five-song set.
This Mountain Stage performance was originally aired on June 14, 2012.
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