“Newgrass” Masters Yonder Mountain String Band Pair with Dave Matthews Band this Summer

News, Tours — By on August 19, 2009 12:40 pm

New Album ‘The Show’ Out September 1

Following their headlining album-release show at Red Rocks this August 28th, the pioneering acoustic alchemists of Yonder Mountain String Band will join Dave Matthews as openers on four dates this September. Their first date with DMB, Sept. 1 in West Valley City, UT, coincides with the release of their new album ‘The Show’ (Frog Pad). Following that, they head to the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA for three more dates with Matthews.

It’s a fitting pairing; the St. Paul Pioneer Press notes that in fusing rock, bluegass, and more, Yonder Mountain “create original tunes that allow for lengthy interweaving improvisations and soaring solos on banjo and mandolin. It’s nice to have a folk band that believes in long-form live experiences. And even better that they’ve developed such a following.”

And while the quartet are more than comfortable performing on a bill with a Dave Matthews or Jon Fishman (of Phish), they’re equally at home with bluegrass legends like Bela Fleck, Hot Tuna, Sam Bush, The McCoury Brothers, Darol Anger, and Mike Marshall, all of whom they’ve shared a stage with in their decade together.



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