Salamander Crossing

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Salamander Crossing
OriginNew England
Genresbluegrass, folk
Years active?–1999
Past membersRani Arbo, Jeff Kelliher, and Andrew Kinsey

Salamander Crossing was a bluegrass band based in New England that disbanded in 1999. The band was composed of lead singer and fiddler Rani Arbo, Jeff Kelliher on guitar, mandolin, and vocals, and Andrew Kinsey on bass and vocals. They derived their name from a pair of tunnels in Amherst, Massachusetts that salamanders used in order to cross the road to mate in their vernal ponds. Rani Arbo went on to found Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, of which Kinsey is a member.


  • Salamander Crossing (1995)
  • Passion Train (1996)
  • Bottleneck Dreams (1998)
  • Henry Street: A Retrospective (2000)