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Yonder Mountain String Band

Concerts & Musicwith Billy Strings
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. Yonder is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time. The result is music that doesnt stand still, its always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground.With their latest album, Black Sheep (scheduled for national release on their own Frog Pad Records at Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 16, 2015), Yonder Mountain String Band Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Allie Kral (violin, vocals), and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin, vocals) begins a new era. The first YMSB release produced by the band itself, Black Sheep is, by any measure, a triumph, perhaps the most mesmeric of their career. The result, says Kaufmann, is that, This record sounds more like Yonder than any record weve ever done. Im hoping that when people are finished listening to it, theyll just hit play and listen to it again.Black Sheep marks the first time in Yonders history that theyre actually utilizing, throughout an entire record, the conventional five-piece instrumental arsenal of bluegrass introduced in the 1940s: guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass. With the exception of the albums sole cover tune, Ever Fallen In Love, originally by the late 70s British punk-rock band the Buzzcocks, each of the albums new tracks were written by the YMSB members during the past couple of years. Three of the new songs Annalee, Landfall and the title track have already been r
Details
Start:
October 15, 2016
End:
October 15, 2016
Where:
9:30 Club 815 V St NW Washington, District of Columbia 20001 United States
Phone:
N/A
Event Type:
Concerts & Music
Ticket Price:
$29.50
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