Two shows added to Beaver Creek Vilar Center lineup
VAIL, Colorado -The Vilar Performing Arts Center added to shows to its winter line-up. Jamgrass legends Leftover Salmon will play the Vilar Center on Feb. 24 and Medeski Martin & Wood on March 2. Tickets for both concerts go on sale Monday at 11 a.m. The sound of Colorado’s legendary Leftover Salmon is unmistakable: fluid, loose-limbed and simultaneously rootsy and daring. The band fuses bluegrass, Cajun, funk, southern rock, boogie, Caribbean, Latin and jazz influences. The group was born in Boulder in 1989, as the result of a merger between Vince Herman (from Cajun/Calypso/jugband The Salmonheads) and Drew Emmitt and Mark Vann (of progressive bluegrass Left Hand String Band.)Medeski Martin & Wood, touring together for more than two decades, is a trio that plays an amalgam of jazz, funk, “avant-noise” and a million other musical currents and impulses is nearly impossible to classify, which is just how they like it. Medeski’s keyboard excursions, Chris Wood’s hard-charging bass lines and Billy Martin’s supple, danceable beats have come to resemble a single organism, moving gracefully between genre-defying compositions and expansive improvisation atop a relentless groove.Though the “jazz spirit,” as they like to call it, has been ever-present in their sonic voyages, Medeski Martin & Wood have won over a substantial audience. Tickets for Leftover Salmon on Feb. 24 are $55, tickets for Medeski Martin & Wood on March 2 are $45 and are available online at http://www.vilarpac.org, by calling 888-920-ARTS(2787) or in person at the Vilar Center box office in Beaver Creek.
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