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Andy on The Kelly Clarkson Show!

Andy was thrilled to be interviewed by Kelly Clarkson!

 

Kelly had noticed Andy's viral video where he plays banjo for a wild fox.

 

The interview went pretty well. "Wait, did you say your band is called Leftover Salmon?" she asked at one point. Andy said yes, with zero explanation.

 

It was his first time on national TV.

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Andy on Denver's Channel 2 News

Andy was on the local news!

 

He enjoyed connecting with Chris Parente of Channel 2 News.

 

Click the image above for some Fox News you can trust!

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Andy Thorn Releases "Frontiers Like These"

After a decade of touring and three studio albums with legendary jam band Leftover Salmon, banjoist Andy Thorn is releasing his first solo recording in eight years. To make this album, he called in his oldest friends, who now happen to be in meteoric acoustic bands, including Mandolin Orange, Town Mountain, and  Jon Stickley Trio.

 

The decades of Carolina-based picking friendships are palpable from the first notes.

 

Frontiers Like These was recorded at Chapel Hill’s Rubber Room. It was Christmastime, so everyone was back in town, visiting family. The recording sessions felt like a Carolina bluegrass family reunion, but most of these songs were actually written at 7300 feet above sea level, in Thorn’s high-altitude Colorado home.

Andy Thorn "Frontiers Like These" album cover

Thorn moved from North Carolina to Colorado in 2008 to join the Emmit-Nershi band (featuring Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident). Immediately addicted to skiing, mountain biking, and high alpine wildflower-viewing, he fell hard for his new home. (He also fell for a weed broker and local journalist, whose story of becoming the nation’s first licensed pot broker is told in “Blazing New Frontiers”.) 

With exciting instrumentation and lush harmonies, these songs paint a high-altitude view of American joys and sorrows — particularly climate change and economic inequality.

 

Musicians:

Andrew Marlin (Mandolin, Vocals), 

 Jon Stickley (Guitar) 

Bobby Britt (Fiddle)

Miles Andrews (Bass)

Emily Frantz (Harmony Vocals)

Alwyn Robinson (Drums)

BLUE RIDGE outdoors: Trail Mix with Andy Thorn 

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"Thorn’s banjo mastery has been sharpened during his tenure with, among others, Larry Keel, The Emmitt-Nershi Band, and Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, a short-lived Colorado-based bluegrass collective whose members soon dispersed to form some of the most significant bluegrass bands currently touring."

 

BY DAVE STALLARD

18 JUN 2019

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WATCH: Musician Andy Thorn Shows Off Outdoor Banjo Playing Skills In Heavy Colorado Snow

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The vast majority of musicians that live on Colorado's Front Range prefer to practice inside when the snow starts dumping, but there are always exceptions.

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INTERVIEW: Leftover Salmon’s Andy Thorn Talks Fish Out Of Water, Beer, & Bluegrass

"Live for Live Music’s own Sam Berenson was fortunate enough to get a chance to chat with Andy Thorn last week, while out on the road on a stop in Raleigh, North Carolina. In their conversation, Thorn had shared his thoughts on the upcoming festival and why New Mexico holds a special place in his heart. Plus, being a Colorado mountain-man, Andy made sure to let us know all about his favorite kinds of beer!"

 

BY SAM BERENSON

1 AUG 2018

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Andy Thorn releases Frontiers Like These: REVIEW

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"From his beginnings in Broke Mountain Bluegrass and the Emmit-Nershi band until now, as a prominently important member of Leftover Salmon, Andy Thorn has been stretching boundaries with his banjo for years.  He has gained the respect of everyone that has seen him play, and is known as one of the most talented in the business.  He now has used his latest canvas to display all of his gifts in a truly artful album of original songs."

 

BY JASON LAW

9 JUL 2019

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