Yonder Mountain String Band at the Orange Peel

Here’s the deal on Yonder Mountain, from Ann at Red Light Management:

The Yonder Mountain String Band, whose “Sepia-toned Americana … clean harmonies and breathtaking fretwork” (Metroland) have wowed fans and critics across the country … They’ll be performing music from their new studio album The Show, a rollicking 13-song showcase for their unique rock-inflected style of modern bluegrass, released Sept. 1 on Frog Pad Records. Jeff Austin (mandolin), Ben Kaufmann (bass), Dave Johnston (banjo) and Adam Aijala (guitar) fill their set lists with fan favorites from their 10-year deep catalogue and inventive covers of some of their favorite songs by bands like David Byrne, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and more.

“The pickers from Colorado had the audience dancing and shaking, kicking up a joyful storm of dust into the cool summer sky.” — CNN

Details on the pre-parties sponsored by Charlottesville-based Starr Hill Brewery, from Nate at Starr Hill:

“Wednesday, we be doing a preparty at the Bier Garden from 5 p.m. until showtime. There will be beer specials and prizes (Tickets, posters, and Starr Hill goodies). Thursday is pretty much the same deal except at Mellow Mushroom, and we will be debuting our newest beer, Lucy. Also, we will have beer specials and reps buying beers at the Orange Peel both nights.”

Here, the band performs at Red Rocks:


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4 thoughts on “Yonder Mountain String Band at the Orange Peel

  1. Jeff

    I thought there was a preponderance of fun people in town today. Totally spaced that Yonder was here.

  2. Jake

    Jeebus don’t know up from down. The Yonder boys are fabulous, and last night’s rousing performance was just what the doctor ordered to combat February’s bleakness. Looking forward to another great time at the Peel tonight.

  3. West Asheville

    Yonder Mtn has turned into the Dave Matthew’s Band of bluegrass. They once were cool and now they suck. The shows used to be filled with real bluegrass fans and now it’s just a bunch of pop radio listening high school brats who think bluegrass makes them cool and different. It’s a complete and utter dissapointment now.

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