Leftover Salmon Work Through the ‘Vampire Blues’
Leftover Salmons series of reunion shows continued with a special Halloween performance at Denvers Fillmore Auditorium. The always festive group kicked off the evenings celebration early on by offering a creative cover of Vampire Blues, a track off of Neil Youngs 1974 album On the Beach. Near the start of the groups second set, Michael Kang, who opened the evening along with Panjea, played fiddle on a variety of selectiona, including Euphoria, Boo Boo, Just Keep Walkin, 420 Polka, Hot Corn, Cold Corn and Outta This City. His Panjea director Chris Berry also joined in for an extended drum passage, as well as the encore of Ain’t No Use, Bend in the River and Lick It.
The following night Kang appeared with his String Cheese Incident bandmates Michael Travis and Jason Haan as EOTO at Denvers The Ogden Theatre. The mandolin-wiz sat in with the group throughout its entire all-improv. set, anchoring a bill that also included Zilla, Vibesquad, LYNX and Jamie Janover, among others.