Handcrafted Music Deserves Handcrafted Beer. Leftover Salmon is releasing their third original single, “Get Up and Go,” through Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado in select 12-packs Sampler Packs through October. “Get Up and Go” includes guest musicians Steve Berlin (Keys), Andy Hall (Dobro) & Joey Porter (Organ). The download code for the song will be marked on a Rock Artist Series coaster, specially created for the song by Nate Duval. It will be available soon on iTunes. This is the third song in a series of four recorded in a special partnership which brings new meaning to the practice of catch and release between Breckenridge Brewery and LoS this year.
“I wrote ‘Get Up and Go’ on the beach in Newport, Oregon. A friend was injured in a car accident and had been holed up recovering for months on end, in a wheelchair and trying to take care of her two kids. It was clear she needed a break so my girl and I packed her and the kids up and went to the beach for a couple days of recreation. One afternoon I excused myself to try to do some song catching on the hotel balcony, and thought of how good it is to get out and enjoy the world when trying to rehabilitate one’s self,” says Vince Herman.
“For myself, a quiet hour in the woods or staring at water always seems to improve my perspective and get me back in my groove. I wanted to get that into a song. I know it’s pure escapism, but sometimes that’s when we’re most alive. So get out there and eat up the world folks. Have a cold Breckenridge Beer while you’re at it.”
Breck Beer and LoS will be hosting contests that include winning a trip for two to the Boulder, CO Thanksgiving shows and an Andrew White guitar played by Vince this season. Limited edition screen-printed posters of each of the songs, framed by Further Frames, are also among the prizes. The contests and posters will be announced through select giveaways on social media and at special events across the country.
NPR’s Mountain Stage heralded Colorado’s Leftover Salmon as “one of the most beloved acts on America’s summer-festival circuit.” Leftover Salmon emerged on the scene in Boulder, CO in 1989 as one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. “This is one fish that has only gotten better with age. Fiery solos and elements of country, bluegrass, jazz and jam rock combine into a heady mix of feel-good tunes — and some that carry a hefty message, as well,” said CMT.