Drew Emmitt On Mountain Stage

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Combining wide-ranging influences like reggae and roots music into an electric/acoustic hybrid, the Drew Emmitt Band performs on Mountain Stage in an appearance recorded at the Morgantown, W.Va., campus of WVU. During its set, the band plays music from Emmitt's third solo album, Long Road. Prior to his solo career, Emmitt had been lead singer and mandolin player for the famed jam band Leftover Salmon. Though Leftover Salmon went on hiatus in 2005, it recently began playing reunion shows, keeping Emmitt busy. He also performs with Billy Nershi of String Cheese Incident as the Emmitt-Nershi Band.

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Released this past July, Long Road is Drew Emmitt's latest album. Brian Blauser hide caption

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In addition to featuring some of Emmitt's touring band members (Eric Thorin on bass, Tyler Grant on guitar and Steven Sandifer on drums appear in this Mountain Stage performance), Long Road also includes contributions from Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan and Alison Brown.

This segment originally ran Nov. 7, 2008.



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