Gipsy Moon performs at Three20South,
Breckenridge (video, full show)

Thanks to our friend and archivist Steve we have a full show of Nederland band Gipsy Moon’s recent concert at Three2oSouth in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Gipsy Moon is: David Matters (Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Vocals) Silas Herman (Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals) Mackenzie Page (Guitar, Tenor Guitar, Vocals) Colin Huff (Bass, Banjo, Vocals).

From the video info: “Gipsy Moon performs at Three20south in Breckenridge, CO on January 24, 2013. Andrew Conley is a guest on cello. Thanks to the band and Jason for the soundboard patch.”

Nedfest ~ Leftover Salmon, Sunday August 28, 2011

Editor’s note: Continuing our series of sharing photographer Lynn Richter’s NedFest coverage from last year.  The 14 Annual NedFest starts today!  Enjoy.

“well I’m rollin’ by those fallen mines
that grow where the trains used to go
I’m flyin’ by those highway signs
That good ‘ol place that I know”

“Gold Hill Line” – Leftover Salmon

Leftover Salmon: Left to Right – Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman, Bill McKay, Greg Garrison, Andy Thorn
My apology to the drummer not shown: Jose Martinez (Editor’s note: Drummer Wally Ingram performed with LS for this show)

The last set of Nedfest 2011………..Leftover Salmon closed the festival with a killer set……….a “must have” show for your collection……….there is a link to a free download of the Leftover Salmon set at the bottom of this email.  Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman, Billy Nershi and Jeff Austin……….these are the kings of Colorado jam grass and they tore the place up.  After the festival, I caught a set of the ZydeCoasters at the Whistler Cafe….too dark for photographs……..went to the Black Forest about 1:00 am to see Magic Gravy………..had a wine and listened to a couple of tunes from the bar and called it a night………to funky for my taste.

Left Nederland for home at 7:00 am mountain time on Monday…….drove 17 hour straight and got to Rochester at 11:00 pm central time……….back to reality at 7:00 am Tuesday morning……….had to work 3 day’s before heading out the next Friday for another adventure at a Incident in Cod Fish Hollow…………more on that story next time.

Vince Herman

Drew Emmitt

Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman

Nedfest 2012 is scheduled for August 24, 25 and 26, 2012.  Ticket’s are on sale now and the line up is starting to take shape…….the city of Nederland limits ticket sales to 2000………10:30 pm curfew for the festival…..and the festival has not been selling out.  Several nice restaurants in the town, four bars with live music for after festival party……….a very cool town.  This is a very mellow scene that will not last forever……….someday it will catch on and the scene will change……….it always does……………take my advice and check out Nedfest in 2012……….if you like that Colorado bluegrass \ jam grass kind of music this is the place to go……………..hotel rooms are in short supply……..get your tickets and book your rooms.

Went to Spike’s Night of the Living Blues show at the Wicked Moose last Saturday night………..three great bands………nice sized crowd………good to see a lot of old friends again……….it has been awhile .


Andy Thorn

Leftover Salmon

Leftover Salmon with Billy Nershi

Leftover Salmon with Billy Nershi and Silas Herman (Vince Herman’s son)

Scramble Campbell

Leftover Salmon
With Special Guests: Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incident), Silas Herman (Salmon Eggs)  & Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band)
6:30 pm – Sunday August 28, 2011
Nedfest – Nederland, CO.

Jeff Austin

Leftover Salmon with Billy Nershi and Jeff Austin

Leftover Salmon Set List
Nedfest -Nederland, CO
Sunday August 28, 2011

……and yes, there was a full moon over Nederland as the show ended.

This show is available for free download at The Archive.Org

NedFest in photos

Some views from one of our favorite local 2011 festivals:

Leftover Salmon ‘kills it’ at NedFest

Leftover Salmon

Vince and Silas Herman

By guest blogger, writer and photographer C. Alan Crandall

Colorado’s Leftover Salmon headlined the final day of the 13th Annual NedFest, Sunday, Aug. 28. The day was filled with music from many bands including Whitewater Ramble, Head for the Hills, Keith Moseley and friends and ALO. The weather was a mix of sunshine with a bit of clouds and rain thrown in and after a day of great music it was time for the main act.

The Leftover Salmon set was one of their finest ever. By the time the band took the stage the rain had gave way to a beautiful mountain evening in Nederland.

“Michigan” Mike announced as the band staged that instead of two sets, due to rain delays, Leftover Salmon would play only one set, and what a set it was. I overheard several comments from the audience that the band was “killing it.” Leftover Salmon invited Bill Nershi to join in on the knee slapping, heel stomping good time, and before the night was up Salmon’s Vince Herman’s son, Silas played with the band. Anytime I see the Hermans performing together I consider it a big treat. Silas can play mandolin with the best of them and Sunday’s performance at NedFest was proof.

Bill Nershi

The crowd was swinging, dancing and swaying to the fast paced jam-grass that Leftover Salmon was laying down. Then, if that were not enough, Jeff Austin entered the stage and ripped the mandolin through a rousing version of “Pasta on the Mountain,” that had the crowd singing the lyrics along with the band.

The 13th annual NedFest was three days of great fun with some of the best Colorado musicians teamed up with national touring acts to form almost 30 bands with almost non-stop entertainment.

The music played well into the night, after festival ground curfew, at various locations around Nederland. The festival was hot, rainy, windy, sunny and filled with beautiful mountain music and beautiful mountain folk. I am already planning for next year’s festival.