Photo by Scott Preston
Coming up in January & February 2013, Yonder Mountain String Band will tour in Southern and Midwest markets, performing at venues such as the Tennessee Theater (Knoxville, TN: Jan. 10), Marathon Music Works (Nashville, TN: Jan. 11), House of Blues (New Orleans, LA: Jan. 12),Plaza Theater (Orlando, FL: Jan. 17), Culture Room (Fort Lauderdale, FL: Jan. 18), Jannus Live (St. Petersburg, FL: Jan. 19), Freebird Cafe(Jacksonville, FL: Jan. 20), Jefferson Theater (Charlottesville, VA: Jan. 23), Orange Peel (Asheville, NC: Jan. 24 & 25), Tabernacle (Atlanta, GA: Jan. 26), Music Farm (Charleston, SC: Jan. 29), Ziggy’s Rock House (Winston-Salem, NC: Jan. 30), Madison Theater (Covington, KY: Jan. 31),LC Pavilion (Columbus, OH: Feb. 1), and the Orpheum Theater (Madison, WI: Feb. 2).
YMSB has two not-to-be-missed events in December 2012: “Strings & Sol” at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa (Tulum, Mexico) on December 12 – 16, 2012, and a four-night NYE run at the Boulder Theater (Boulder, CO) from December 28 – 31, 2012. YMSB hosts “Strings & Sol” alongsideRailroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and The Infamous Stringdusters. In addition to four nights of music at “Strings & Sol,” several performing artists will lead various day-time excursions and activities including a Tennis Tournament, Charity Golf Tournament, Pickin’ Clinic, Cenotes and Sea Snorkeling Adventure, Deep Sea Fishing, Taco Tour, Tulum Mayan Ruins Tour, and much more! Please note that all on-site accommodations for “Strings & Sol” are now SOLD OUT, and a limited amount of off-site passes are available. For more information, visit www.stringsandsol.com/
YMSB tours in support of their latest studio album, The Show. They will also showcase newly written material that’ll be featured on their forthcoming studio album due out in 2013. Additional information about the new album will be available in the coming months. Interviews and photos are available upon request.
It’s not often you hear of a neo-bluegrass band breaking into the national spotlight with a performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, tour dates with Dave Matthews, and selling out 9,000 seat venues (i.e., Red Rocks Amphitheater). Yonder Mountain String Band is clearly the exception to the rule, having performed in front of 250,000 fans over the past year and acquiring more than 156,000 “Likes” on their Facebook page. Now in their 14th year as a group, Yonder continues to sell-out top music venues across the country including The Fillmore (San Francisco, CA), Red Rocks Amphitheater (Denver, CO), Pepsi Center (Denver, CO), Best Buy Theater (NYC), Stubb’s (Austin, TX), House of Blues (Chicago, IL) and others.
Yonder Mountain String Band is comprised of Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Jeff Austin (mandolin, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals) andBen Kaufmann (bass, vocals). With the band having one of the strongest touring bases in the industry, fans and critics alike have been drawn to both their live shows and singular studio albums. Reporting from the All Good Music Festival (2009), journalist Jarrett Bellini from CNN Showbiz Tonight notes, “The trophy for best musical set goes to Yonder Mountain String Band who, as the sun began to set, left it all on the stage for an hour and a half. The pickers from Colorado had the audience dancing and shaking, kicking up a joyful storm of dust into the cool summer sky.”
Commenting on their latest studio recording The Show, Rolling Stone critic Will Hermes says, “The concept is great: liberate bluegrass’ hot-shit riffing and blue-sky harmonies from its hidebound formalism and see where it flies. This Boulder, CO crew brings dazzling chops to the table.” Produced by rock producer Tom Rothrock (Beck, Foo Fighters), The Show marks Yonder’s second go around with Rothrock and their fifth studio album released on their independent label, Frog Pad Records. Featuring the band backed by Elvis Costello‘s sideman Pete Thomason drums on six tracks, The Show includes 14 original compositions written by various band members.
Yonder has always played music by its own design. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences, they’ve come to pioneer a sound that they alone could only champion. With a traditional lineup of instruments, they may appear to be a traditional bluegrass band at first glance but they’ve taken the customary old-timey instrumentation (sans the fiddle) to new heights, transcending any single genre. Yonder has become a regular performer at major music festivals like the iconic Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String Summit and DelFest as well as massive multi-stage events like Austin City Limits Festival, Bonnaroo and Rothbury.
For more information on Yonder Mountain String Band, please visit www.yondermountain.com.
Upcoming Yonder Mountain String Band Tour Dates:
12/12 – 12/16 – Tulum, Mexico – “Strings & Sol” at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
12/28 – 12/31 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
1/10 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater
1/11 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
1/12 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
1/17 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Theater
1/18 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
1/19 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
1/20 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Cafe
1/23 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
1/24 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
1/25 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
1/26 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
1/29 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
1/30 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s Rock House
1/31 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
2/01 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
2/02 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater