October 11, 2016


Leftover Salmon
Elizabeth Cook
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Cris Jacobs






Royal Southern Brotherhood

Everybody Pays Some Dues



Can’t Waste Time



Fire on the Mountain


Cris Jacobs

Kind Woman



Hallelujah Hustler



Cold Carolina



Jack the Whistle and the Hammer



Daddy’s Too Old



Mayfly Man



Get Found


Elizabeth Cook




Exodus of Venus



Methadone Blues



Straight Jacket Love


Leftover Salmon




Down in the Hollow



Blair Mountain



High Country






Two Highways


Larry Groce & Co.

Political World

Originally Broadcast September 30th, 2016​

Press Release

Leftover Salmon - Formed in the early ‘90s, Boulder-based "polyethnic cajun slamgrass" group Leftover Salmon forged a path that has been followed by many others. Back in the day, Vince Herman and company took its aggressive style of bluegrass to unheard of outposts that included rock ‘n’ roll bars, winning over legions of fans. After the death of original banjo player, Mark Vann, in 2002, the future of the group was uncertain. But thanks to some high-profile replacements (Matt Flinner, Scott Vestal, Tony Furtado, and Noam Pikelny), LoS carried on. Adding banjo phenom Andy Thorn, the group issued “Aquatic Hitchhiker” in 2012. The current lineup features original members Herman and Drew Emmitt, Thorn, Greg Garrison and Alwyn Robinson. 


Elizabeth Cook - Described by Nanci Griffith as "this generation's Loretta Lynn," singer/songwriter Elizabeth Cook comes by her talent honestly: The youngest of 11 half-brothers and sisters, Cook grew up in rural Florida where her musician parents met while playing in local country bars. Her father learned to play upright bass in a Georgia prison band while serving 11 years for running moonshine. Her mother was a West Virginian who played guitar and mandolin and sang on local radio shows. Cook was singing onstage with her mother at age four and her had own band when she was nine. After graduating from Georgia Southern University with degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems, Cook moved to Nashville and, within a year, landed a publishing deal and released “Elizabeth Cook/The Blue Album” in 2000. “Balls,” issued in 2007, was produced by Rodney Crowell, and included the brash anthem "Sometimes It Takes Balls To Be A Woman" while 2010's “Welder,” featured cameos by Dwight Yoakam and Rodney Crowell.  In addition to touring on her own, Cook has been a staple on the Grand Ole Opry, appearing on more than 200 shows, sings back-up for Nanci Griffith, and hosted a Sirius XM radio program titled “Apron Strings.” Her new release is titled “Exodus on Venus” which includes a duet with Patty Loveless.


Royal Southern Brotherhood - Led by former Neville Brothers and Meters vocalist/percussionist Cyril Neville, Royal Southern Brotherhood is a project that brings Neville’s talents full circle. The group issued its self-titled debut in 2012 and immediately set out on an extended tour that took them to 30 countries. Neville’s 2013 solo release "Magic Honey" earned him four Offbeat Music Awards and a Blues Foundation nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues" CD. With the departure of original RSB guitarists Mike Zito and Devon Allman, the band added Nasvhville axe man Bart Walker and Austin guitar slinger Tyrone Vaughan, and has emerged as a more focused and cohesive unit. Formerly with The Screamin’ Cheetah Willies and Reece Wynans, Walker was classically trained as an opera singer and can effortlessly shift gears from Ava Maria to Jimi Hendrix. Meanwhile, Tyrone Vaughan, the son of Jimmie Vaughan and the nephew of the great Stevie Ray Vaughan, has developed a style all his own. Rounding out the group is bassist Charlie Wooton and former Derek Trucks/Allman Brothers drummer Yonrico Scott. The group’s current release is titled “They Royal Gospel.”


Cris Jacobs - Cris Jacobs began his career fronting the award-winning jam band, The Bridge. Over 10 years, the sextet released four albums and averaged 200 shows a year. In 2012, after The Bridge disbanded, Jacobs issued his solo debut, “Songs For Cats And Dogs,” which featured his evocative songwriting, whiskey-soaked voice, and formidable guitar and pedal steel skills. The Baltimore native subsequently appeared on television, NPR’s “Mountain Stage” and supported Stevie Winwood and Sturgill Simpson on national tours. Recently, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville asked Jacobs to join him onstage at New York’s Blue Note club for three songs. ​