Emmitt-Nershi Band announces New Country Blues, tour

The Emmitt-Nershi Band will release New Country Blues on September 29, 2009 on SCI Fidelity Records. Drew Emmitt and Bill Nershi exemplify the forward-thinking modern bluegrass musician. As linchpins of two legendary jam-bands –Drew with Leftover Salmon, Bill with the String Cheese Incident – both men have traveled the world and played in front of hundreds of thousands of people.

New Country Blues is a record of big ideas and subtle musical touches. The songs for the record were written over a long weekend, "We wrote the songs in three days," Drew says. "We holed up in this house and we just sat and came up with these tunes. It was a really smooth process. We bring out a lot of good things in each other musically, and we do well playing off each other."

 The Emmitt-Nershi Band is rounded out with Andy Thorn on banjo and Tyler Grant on bass and guitar. Guests on the record include Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident) plays bass on "I Come from the Country" and Jason Carter (Del McCoury Band) on fiddle.

The band will kick off their 22-date tour in Boston on September 24th and continue touring through the fall. Full list of dates listed below.

8/30/09    NEDFEST    Nederland    CO

9/24/09    Paradise Rock Club    Boston    MA

9/25/09    Port City Music Hall    Portland    ME

9/26/09    Calling Planet Earth Music Festival Charlestown    RI

9/27/09    Iron Horse    Northampton    MA

9/30/09    Bowery Ballroom    New York    NY

10/1/09    River Street Jazz Cafe   Plains    PA

10/2/09    The Note    West Chester    PA

10/3/09    Recher Theatre    Towson    MD

10/4/09    Thunderbird Cafe    Pittsburgh    PA

10/16/09    Bluebird Theater    Denver    CO

10/17/09    Boulder Theater    Boulder    CO

10/18/09    Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College    Durango    CO

10/21/09    The Mint    Los Angeles   CA

10/22/09    The Independent    San Francisco   CA

10/23/09    The Red Fox Tavern    Eureka    CA

10/24/09    Mississippi Studios    Portland    OR

10/25/09    Tractor Tavern    Seattle   WA

10/27/09    Neurolux    Boise    ID

10/28/09    The State Room    SLC    UT

10/29/09    Mangy Moose Saloon   Teton Village   WY

10/30/09    The Top Hat   Missoula   MT

10/31/09    The Top Hat   Missoula    MT