Leftover Salmon and Rumpke Mountain Boys Bring Love to Broad Ripple

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 5, 2018) – Leftover Salmon put on a beautiful show this past weekend at The Vogue Theatre bringing with them the Rumpke Mountain Boys and an abundance of musical love that fit right into Broad Ripple like a glove. Good vibes immediately seemed to spill out of the venue as the amazing staff opened the doors and they radiated out into the streets more and more as the evening wore on. The smiles on the fans stretched the length of the line down to the stage, and didn’t stop all night.

  

The scene inside the theater quickly became reminiscent of the affection shown in the days of true free love. Occasionally jam band scenes can tend to be cliquish, but the downhome qualities in the melodies promoted a real genuine family feel. This familial sensation grew even more the moment the melodies began to flow, and every person in the house tripped the light fantastic as one.

Rumpke Mountain Boys captivated the crowd first with their stunning smiles and songs that had the whole room aglow. The audience quickly became in awe of the gentleman, and the dance floor was almost full before the finish of the first song. Openers do not often shine as bright as the Rumpke Mountain Boys, so the crowd was luminously lit by the end of their set.

  

Leftover Salmon took the stage to an excited roar that ran the length of the room. It was easy to see the gentleman enjoyed their fans just as much as the music they played. They didn’t just look over the crowd singing to the dark and each other until the time passed. They addressed the fans. They interacted. They did what true musicians are supposed to do and actually cared about the crowd. Leftover Salmon embraced the love from their dazzling devotees, and then gave a face meltingly awesome show to return the love.

  

All in all it was another incredibly awesome night at The Vogue Theatre courtesy of Leftover Salmon, Rumpke Mountain Boys, and the phenomenal venue staff. Each and every person in the house attendees and musicians alike, had more heart than seen much anywhere on the music scene today. Consequently, everyone shimmied away from that show with a peaceful heart and a happy brain, and Leftover Salmon will undoubtedly continue to spread the love everywhere they go for a long, long time to come.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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