Thornpipe from Leftover Salmon

Thornpipe - Leftover SalmonLeftover Salmon has a new single, Thornpipe, a driving banjo tune written and performed by Andy Thorn. It’s the second in a set of four new tracks to be pre-released in collaboration with Colorado’s Breckenridge Brewery.

Free download codes are available in specially-marked sampler packs of Breckenridge beers and ales, and at Breckenridge pub promotions this summer, tied to the band’s tour stops across the country. Once you retrieve a song using these codes, you’ll be entered in a contest to win a trip to Colorado, an autographed guitar, or a collection of art prints from this series.

Thorn says that he wrote this one some time ago, but when the band hooked up with fiddle master Casey Driessen at a festival recently, the tune took off. Driessen was invited to join the band – Vince Herman on guitar, Drew Emmitt on mandolin, Greg Garrison on bass, Jose Martinez on drums, and Thorn on banjo – in the studio to record the tune..

Andy describes it this way…

Andy Thorn with Leftover Salmon“In music you’ve got your hornpipes and your jigs, but this tune is a Thornpipe. It’s a pretty simple banjo tune with a few twists and turns to have fun with.

Renowned poster artist Jeff Wood of Zen Mystic Studio created the artwork for Thornpipe.”

The four tracks in this Breckenridge download promotion will eventually be part of an upcoming Leftover Salmon CD.

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