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Yonder Mountain String Band to Perform at Tennessee Theatre

steve kaufman
Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band, a highly popular neo-bluegrass band will be performing at the historic Tennessee Theatre on Saturday, January 29.

Yonder performed for more than 250,000 fans in 2010. The band has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, toured with Dave Matthews, and is selling out 9,000 seat venues (i.e., Red Rocks Amphitheater, etc). Yonder even opened up for Barack Obama at the DNC (2008), performing to 75,000 people at Mile High Stadium. In 2011, they will have a new studio album out in the summer, they'll be doing a TV special, key festival dates, and heading to Europe for a massive tour.

"Successfully bends musical expectations and delivers a powerfully varied instrumental experience." -Billboard

"...a joyful and irreverent live experience..." -Los Angeles Times

"The Yonder Mountain boys have found a formula that works: take rootsy bluegrass influences, add in some rock 'n' roll, and seek out an adventurous audience." -Paste Magazine

"Yonder Mountain String Band has never sounded more comfortable and confident than it does on The Show.... Some of the best pickin' outside of Nashville." -Relix

Coming up in January and February, Colorado-based Yonder Mountain String Band will tour in support of their latest album, The Show.

Yonder Mountain String Band is comprised of Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Jeff Austin (mandolin, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals) and Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals). With the band having one of the strongest touring bases in the industry, fans and critics alike have been drawn to both their live shows and singular studio albums. Reporting from the All Good Music Festival (2009), journalist Jarrett Vellini from CNN Showbiz Tonight notes, "The trophy for best musical set goes to Yonder Mountain String Band who, as the sun began to set, left it all on the stage for an hour and a half. The pickers from Colorado had the audience dancing and shaking, kicking up a joyful storm of dust into the cool summer sky."

Yonder has always played music by its own design. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences, they've come to pioneer a sound that they alone could only champion. With a traditional lineup of instruments, they may appear to be a traditional bluegrass band at first glance but they've taken the customary old-timey instrumentation (sans the fiddle) to new heights, transcending any single genre. Yonder has become a regular performer at major music festivals like the iconic Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String Summit and DelFest as well as massive multi-stage events like Austin City Limits Festival, Bonnaroo and Rothbury.

Yonder will perform at the historic Tennessee Theatre on January 29 at 9:00 pm; doors open at 8:00 pm. Tickets $25, all ages
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Published January 4, 2011

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