Banjo player, Leftover Salmon member
Mark Vann, banjo player who performed with the group Leftover Salmon, died March 4 of cancer at his home near Longmont, Colo. He was 39.A native of Rockville, Md., won a banjo contest in Telluride, Colo., in 1989 and shortly afterward formed the band called the Left Hand String Band which became Leftover Salmon, which toured for 12 years. He is survived by wife Jennifer Loud. Contributions to offset the cost of his treatment can be sent to Jennifer Vann c/o P.O. Box 393, Nederland, CO 80466. For further information, contact Mat Hall at (303) 443-6230.