Current Issue Details

Buy Current Issue


Published: 2013/12/18

Leftover Salmon Welcome Numerous Guests at Strings and Sol

Photo by Leftover Salmon’s Facebook page

Both of Leftover Salmon’s headlining shows at this year’s Strings and Sol featured sit-ins galore from a handful of musicians picked from the festival’s other performers.

Fellow event performer Keller Williams, as well as members of festival acts Railroad Earth and the Travelin’ McCourys sat in for the band’s first night on multiple songs, which included both covers and Salmon originals. Little Feat’s Bill Payne sat in with the band for the entire night, including covers of Little Feat’s “Fat Man in the Bathtub” and the Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower.” Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band joined Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone, Robbie and Ronnie McCoury, and Tim Payne for an encore of John Hartford’s “Way Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie.”

On the second night of the band’s performances at the festival – set under the sun on the shores of Puerto Morales, Mexico – Salmon continued the sit-in trend by inviting back Bill Payne for the whole show again, this time digging into the keyboardist’s catalog to play Little Feat’s “Dixie Chicken.” The second night of Salmon also saw Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass sit in on Dobro for a few tunes while Vince Herman’s own son, Silas Herman, joined his father’s band on mandolin for a take on “Ain’t Gonna Work.”

Following a sit-in heavy and overall gorgeously set festival performance, the band is offering up most of their Strings and Sol performances for download for free through

Payne will perform with Leftover Salmon throughout their New Year’s run. That tour includes stops at Park City, UT’s Park City Live (12/28-29) and Seattle, WA’s Neptune Theater (12/30-31).

Here’s a look at Leftover Salmon’s setlists

Thursday, December 12, Strings & Sol, Puerto Morales, MX

Carnival Time *
Gulf of Mexico *
Get up and Go *
Here Comes the Night
Rag Mama Rag **
Bird Call **
High Country **, #
Franklins Tower **, #, $
Sing up to the Moon, #
Fat Man in the Bathtub, #
Down in the Hollow, #
Doin my Time Encore:
Way Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie (with Tim Carbone on Fiddle, Jeff Austin on Mandolin, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Robbie McCoury on banjo)
(*) w/ Tim Carbone on Fiddle
(**) w/ Jason Carder on Fiddle
(#) w/ Ronnie McCoury on mandolin
($) w/ Keller Williams on guitar and vocals
Entire show with Bill Payne on keyboards

Saturday, December 14, Strings & Sol, Puerto Morales, MX

Carnival Time
Two Highways
Sangria Wine
Aquatic Hitchhiker
This is the Time
Keep Drivin *
Liza *
Dixie Chicken
All Nite Ride **
Morning Sun **
Mama Boulet **
Whispering Waters, #
Ain’t Gonna Work, *, #, $
(*) w/ Anders Beck on Dobro
(**) w/ Jason Carder on Fiddle
(#) w/ Tim Carbone on Fiddle
($) w/ Silas Herman on Mandolin
Whole show with Bill Payne on Keyboards

Show 1 Comments