Video: Leftover Salmon feat. Billy Strings “Blue Railroad Train”

Photo credit: Tobin Voggesser

Lovely rhythms.  Lovely tune.  The new single from Colorado-based Leftover Salmon and Billy Strings is an Americana delight.  In particular, the layered vocals are superb with Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman harmonising perfectly with Strings.  The instrumental performances are also outstanding, especially the bright mandolin.  In the accompanying video, we get to see these immensely talented musicians in the studio.  The song is a tribute to the sounds of old-Nashville and the likes of The Delmore Brothers, Doc Watson and Tony Rice – the pioneers of country and bluegrass.

This is the second single from the forthcoming album ‘Grass Roots’, which is due out on 19th May 2023.  Vince Herman says of the new record: “We had a good time making this record. Compass Records has a great studio in Nashville, where some great records have been made. Let’s just say ‘Aereo-Plain’ by John Hartford was recorded there and Outlaw Country was born there. It’s a good place to make an album about roots, which is what we were after on this one. We cover the music that inspired us to be on this Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass highway all these years. With guests Billy Strings, Oliver Wood and Darol Anger, we stop in on visits with Bob Dylan, David Bromberg, Link Wray, Dock Boggs and more of the sounds that made us who we are. Hope you enjoy our ‘Grass Roots’.”  Enjoy it?  Yes, we do.

About Andrew Frolish 1441 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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