Presented by The Center
The Center Presents
An Evening with Vince Herman, Oliver Wood and Justin Townes Earle
January 19, 2020
The Center Theater
$57-67 plus processing fee
Tickets on Sale Dec 11 at 12PM
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.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Oliver Wood forms one half of the roots-music duo the Wood Brothers. On their three albums, the pair have refined a soulful blend of blues, folk, back-porch funk and other forms built largely on the foundation of Oliver’s guitar and his brother Chris’ stand-up bass. Oliver’s earthy vocals and sturdy compositions have helped the band gain a substantial fan base and rapturous reviews.
“Oliver is an unbelievable songwriter and a great musician and singer,” says producer-musician John Medeski, who helmed the Brothers’ first two albums (and is Chris Wood’s bandmate in Medeski Martin & Wood). “I can’t tell you how many of his songs I thought were traditional standards. They sound like old classics, but they’re originals. His songwriting is deep.”
Justin Townes Earle
Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. His fifth album (and first ever on Vagrant Records) serves as the perfect platform for such narrations.