Vince & Silas Herman

Things  are just  more fun when  Vince Herman is  around, and since  helping co-found Leftover  Salmon over a quarter century  ago, Leftover Salmon shows have always  been the most fun.Herman moved to Boulder,  CO from Morgantown, West Virginia, where he was  attending West Virginia University, in 1985. On his  first night in town, he met his future bandmate Drew  Emmitt at a show for Emmitt’s group at the time, the Left  Hand String Band.The two struck up an immediate friendship. For  a short time after moving to Boulder, Herman joined The Left Hand  String Band, marking the first time thetwo would play together in a band.    Herman soon left The Left Hand String Bandto pursue his own musical vision. He  formed the Salmon Heads, a Cajun-jug bandthat tried to wrangle all of Herman’s disparate  musical influences, Cajun, Calypso, Ska, and bluegrass into a coherent musical statement.  His vision was fully realized on New Year’s Eve 1989 when the Salmon Heads and The Left Hand  String Band united forces for a show. The show was a rousing success and the energycreated on stage  that evening was something special, and a new band, Leftover Salmon, was born. It is a band that truly matched  Herman’s vision and allowedhim to showcase his wildly, theatrical stage anticsand skills.Nearly thirty-years later those  antics and skills are still on display at every show they play.