Frontman Vince Herman goes solo in Edwards |

Frontman Vince Herman goes solo in Edwards

Geoff Mintz
Daily Correspondent
Special to the Daily/Stewart Oksenhorn

EDWARDS –You know Vince Herman as the frontman for Leftover Salmon and Great American Taxi. Friday is a rare opportunity to see him solo at Kirby Cosmo’s BBQ in Edwards.

It’s been several years since Herman has toured as a solo act, but with some idle time in between traveling around with Salmon and Taxi, he figured it’s a perfect opportunity to head up into the mountains and play some music.

“It’s just a little thing to do because it’s fun,” Herman said. “I haven’t done a solo gig in a couple years. It’s good. I have a friend up there who said, ‘Let’s get you a gig and make some turns.’ So I got a gig.”

At tonight’s show you can expect Herman to play some tunes by Leftover Salmon and Great American Taxi, as well as some personal songs, a few covers and some songs he’ll make up as he goes along. Everything is on the table, including some barbecue, which Herman said he’s especially looking forward to.

Herman will be heading to Arkansas on Tuesday to play a show with Great American Taxi. A brief and relatively infrequent tour with Leftover Salmon will follow shortly thereafter with stops in Aspen, Fort Collins, Salt Lake City, Telluride and (wait for it) Beaver Creek for their first-ever Vilar Center performance on Feb. 24.

He said the show at the Vilar should be pretty sweet. However, if you’re looking for one of those Vilar shows where everyone sits in their seat, you ought not attend. There’s going to be plenty of chair-dancing, he said.

Great American Taxi has a live album coming out soon, which anyone who made it to the show at Agave for Halloween can tell you is likely are darn good recording. They’re also going to be releasing a tribute album to Jerry Jeff Walker that was recorded in Nashville.

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