Yonder Mountain String Band
Following on the heels of their win for "Best Bluegrass Album" at the 2018 GRAMMYs, progressive bluegrass pioneers THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS are announcing a special co-headlining show with their friends YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 4. They'll be joined by special guests THE EARLS OF LEICESTER and HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES.
Acclaimed bluegrass modernists YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND have announced a month-long trek of U.S. tour dates for winter 2018, kicking off January 10 in Pennsylvania. The 24-show tour runs down the East Coast, through Florida for five nights and then circles up through the Midwest. The Southern Belles will open 15 of the shows.
This past Saturday at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Nederland’s own Yonder Mountain String Band and longtime jam legends Gov’t Mule co-headlined an action-packed show filled with sit-ins, surprises and an incredible all-star tribute to the late great Gregg Allman. It was the first time in over ten years that Yonder and Gov’t Mule have teamed up for a show. The Marcus King Band also joined in on the festivities, as members of all three bands sat in with one another throughout their respective sets.
On the night before New Year’s Eve with so many good musical choices in the area, there was no place I would have rather been than in the cozy confines of the ornate Boulder Theater seeing one of the best bluegrass bands of our generation. It is always a hometown New Year’s Eve run for these young bluegrass legends. The other hometown bluegrass winners of Rockygrass’ Best New Band Competition, The Railsplitters opened the show.
For nearly 18 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule.