As self and state-mandated quarantines emerge during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many Americans may find themselves with more free time on their hands. If you’re a music fan like us here at Live For Live Music, you probably spend your days consumed by music, whether it be streaming audio online, webcasts, or live shows. For book-lovers—or those stretched to the limits of boredom—perhaps Tim Newby’s latest tome, Leftover Salmon: 30 Years of Festival!, will help quicken the adjustment to quarantine life.
Released in 2019 via Rowman & Littlefield, Leftover Salmon: 30 Years of Festival! explores the lengthy and illustrious career of one of modern bluegrass’ fearless pioneers as the band embarks on its 30th year. Through the personal recollections of its band members, family, friends, former band-mates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced, Newby presents an intimate portrait of Leftover Salmon.
In a press release, the publishers describe it as,
A tale of friendships and losses, musical discoveries and Wild West adventures, and the brethren they surround themselves with who fortify Salmon’s unique voice. Their story is one of tragedy and rebirth, of unimaginable highs and crushing lows, of friendships, of music, but most importantly, it is the story of a special band and those that have lived through it all to create, inspire, and have everlasting fun.
Leftover Salmon: 30 Years of Festival! is available now as both a hardcover and eBook. Click here to purchase and for more information.
While the band has shows booked throughout the spring and summer, it is unclear which will remain and which will see postponement, as events across the country have faced cancellation amid the coronavirus outbreak. Visit the band’s website for the latest show information.