Yonder Mountain String Band does “40 Miles From Denver”

Videographer Jesse Hamm captures the band and the crowd on night two of YMSB’s Orange Peel run.

Yonder Mountain String Band live at the Orange Peel from Jesse Hamm on Vimeo.

From fan 2stix on the Yonder Message Board:

“Good things come to those who wait. The boys felt bad for having to cancel the shows last year and made up for it….BIG TIME.
The first night was good, the second night was freakin sick. …

With snow falling the boys had fun with it playing “Snow on the Pines,” and toying lyrics to “Cold Rain and Snow” and “Jingle Bells. …

The Pond Bros. came out again and brought out their drummer who basically had a snare drum and a “GO” box that was like a piece of wood with a half soup can lid, a fork, and other wierd things that he beat the hell out of with what looked to be chopsticks…..and freakin’ killed it during “Kentucky Mandolin” … Only in Asheville. … And we left the Orange Peel walking out in the cold rain and snow.”

From Xpress production manager Drew Findley:

“The cold rain and snow didn’t keep a sold-out crowd from coming out to the Orange Peel to see Colorado’s Yonder Mountain String Band close out their two-night run. The night was highlighted by several John Hartford covers and guest appearances from Snake Oil Medicine Show members George Pond, Andy Pond and Billy Seawell.”

Set 1:
Cuckoos Nest
Snow on the Pines
Follow Me Down to the Riverside
Snow on the Pines
Cold Rain & Snow Tease
Boatman’s Dance
40 Miles from Denver
Loved You Enough
Oliver Twist*
Kentucky Mandolin*
Out Of The Blue

Set 2:
Damned if the Right One
Steam Powered Aeroplane
Mental Breakdown
Long Time
Granny Woncha Smoke Some
Mother’s Only Son
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Lord Only Knows
Bolton Stretch
Up On the Hill Where They Do the Boogie
Turn On You Love Light Tease*
Up On the Hill Where They Do the Boogie*

Catch a Criminal
Let Me Fall
Goodbye Blue Sky

* with the Pond brothers and Seawell



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One thought on “Yonder Mountain String Band does “40 Miles From Denver”

  1. Your Mama

    YMSB is so late 90’s. The people who follow them now are a bunch of high school kids who think they are hip. YMSB is the new Dave Matthew’s Band…annoying and crappy.

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