Leftover Salmon is celebrating fifteen years of one of its most memorable recordings experiences, The Nashville Sessions. On September 15 2014, the performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee (one of my favourite music places in the world) will be a one-of-a-kind reunion and a great opportunity for the band to relive that special recording experience with the fans in a live setting in a legendary place. The Nashville Sessions recording represents a highlight in the band’s long-lived career.
Founding member of the band Vince Herman spoke about this experience, saying “Recording The Nashville Sessions was like a musical fantasy island for us. We’d have Earl Scruggs come in the morning, Taj Mahal in the afternoon and Waylon Jennings the next day. We were loving it. It’s still dreamlike thinking about it years later. I sure treasure having had the chance to play with such iconic figures, especially those who have passed on, including our brother Mark Vann. I’m going to savour the chance to make music with the great cast of characters assembled at the Ryman that night. Life is short. Art is long.”
So, Taj Mahal, Reese Wyans, Randy Scruggs, Sam Bush and others will be at the Ryman for this special event, on the eve of the 2014 Americana Festival, starting two days later.
I will be arriving in Nashville the night before, after countless hours of flying – Melbourne – Sydney – L.A. – Nashville. I cannot think of a better way of getting over jet-lag and settling in for one of the most precious music cities in the world.
Read more about The Nashville Sessions HERE