Concert Review by Evan Mack
The Ark, one of Ann Arbor’s premier spots for touring bands, hosted Colorado natives Leftover Salmon Wednesday, September 10th, luring a crowd of lively fans of the band and genre. The venue first became relevant in the ‘60’s for bringing primarily folk bands to Ann Arbor — more recent shows included Shovels and Rope and Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band.
When we arrived to the show twenty minutes late, the crowd had already become intimate with the band, chirping their preferences, an act that might have been incongruous, or at least ‘too early’ for most concertgoers, but one that was generally appreciated by the band and their veteran leader, Vince Herman. While talking with the crowd and switching between their most recent, self-titled, album Leftover Salmon, and older albums like The Aquatic Hitchhiker and Euphoria, the band lifted the audience from their seats. With a resounding set of guitar and banjo solos from Andy Thorn and Drew Emmitt, the band took a set break leading the crowd towards the bar in anticipation of their return.