Salmon and Ale make Good Combination

LeftoverBreckLogoBreckenridge Brewery of Colorado has announced a link-up with jam grass band Leftover Salmon, also from Colorado.

The arrangement facilitates the delivery of new recordings from Leftover Salmon exclusively through Breckenridge beers.

The band will release four original songs from July to October all of which will be pre-released exclusively through Breckenridge Brewery’s 12-pack sampler packs. Song download codes will be provided on four collector’s item Artist Series coasters packaged within sampler packs.

Breckenridge Brewery’s Marketing Director Todd Thibault said …

“These new Leftover Salmon songs are inspired by Breckenridge Brewery’s Fine Colorado Ales, the Colorado lifestyle and the beauty that Colorado has to offer. It makes perfect sense to package these songs with our beers and give folks the full Colorado experience!”

Each of four song downloads will be released alongside an Artist Series coaster, specially created by four well-known artists from the “Rock Art” community, and packaged inside Breckenridge Brewery’s 12-pack sampler packs.

In addition to the coasters, there is a limited run of 100 screen print posters, each produced by Gary Houston, Jeff Wood, Nate Duval or Tyler Stout and inspired by Leftover Salmon’s music and Breckenridge Brewery’s beers. The posters will be available through select giveaways on social media and at special events across the country.

The first Leftover Salmon download song, High Country, is available this month.

Leftover Salmon banjo picker Andy Thorn remembers …..

Andy Thorn with Leftover Salmon - photo by Terry Rogers“I wrote this song while on a hike in the Collegiate Peaks wilderness. It was such a beautiful day up there I just started singing, ‘I wanna be in the high country all day’, and having fun making up verses about it.

By the time we got back to the cabin and grabbed a guitar it was basically finished!”

The song was recorded between March 25 and April 4, 2013 at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver. It was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos; engineered by Mario Casilio; and mixed and mastered by Dave McNair. The song features Joey Porter on organ.

Gary Houston, of Voodoo Catbox, created the accompanying artwork …………

High Country - Leftover Salmon“When I was approached to work on this project, my initial thoughts were of outdoors, summer and water, and the idea that water is such a pivotal point in making beer. I wanted the image to have a mystical quality… mountains, trees, churning water and salmon with spawning on their minds, in a mystical setting.”

During the summer and fall Breckenridge Brewery is planning promotions in select bars throughout the country that coincide with Leftover Salmon’s tour stops. The events will not only provide fans with a chance to collect the Artist Series song download coasters and limited edition Artist Series posters, but also will include special appearances by Leftover Salmon. Dates and cities will be posted online.

For those fans that are unable to get song download coasters, High Country will be released via iTunes on August 6th as will the other songs at later dates.

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Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.