Smart bets: Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band

The Colorado-based jam-grass nomads of Yonder Mountain String Band log more than 100 live shows per year, so the musicians have to keep performances eclectic if only to preserve their own sanity. The band has an extensive catalog of rock-infused bluegrass to draw from, and rest assured that string-laden Hendrix covers are not off-limits. A recent press release claims that Yonder Mountain has “thoroughly revitalized and contemporized bluegrass and introduced it to many thousands of new fans.” Adam Aijala (guitar), Dave Johnston (banjo) and Ben Kaufmann (bass) will be joined by guest musicians Jake Jolliff (mandolin), Allie Kral (fiddle) and Jerry Douglas (dobro) at Pisgah Brewery on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. $25/$30. pisgahbrewing.com. Photo by Jay Blakesberg

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