Leftover Salmon have announced the Bill Payne is now a full-time member of the band. JamBase has pointed out that the Little Feat co-founder and keyboardist, who has been touring extensively with Leftover Salmon for the past year or so, had his new band-member status confirmed by Vince Hermann at the beginning of last night’s The Nashville Sessions 15th anniversary show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

As previously reported, last night’s Leftover Salmon show was star-studded celebration with special guest appearances by Taj Mahal, Del McCoury, Col. Bruce Hampton, Sam Bush, Widespread Panic’s John Bell and a variety of other artists, most of whom appeared on the original 1999 The Nashville Sessions album.

In related news, Leftover Salmon have also announced that fans will be able to watch a full video of last night’s show on LeftoverSalmon.com beginning at 8pm tonight.