Thursday, June 25, 2009

Yonder Mountain String Band on tour

Yonder Mountain String Band, whose “joyful and irreverent” (LA Times) live shows “leave you worn out, danced-out, grinning and begging for more” (Tulsa World), kicked off their nationwide tour this past weekend with three shows in Telluride, CO. They’re on the road through September, including several dates supporting Dave Matthews Band.

The four-piece band of Adam Aijala (guitar), Jeff Austin (mandolin), Dave Johnston (banjo) and Ben Kaufmann (bass) play marathon 3-hour sets, blending one song into the next and improvising on stage, so that no two shows are alike. Fans this summer can expect Yonder Mountain originals, their take on some classic bluegrass tunes, and a few songs from their 5th studio album ‘The Show,’ due out Sept. 1. The quartet enjoys a huge following from people of all ages, has sold out venues as big as Red Rocks (CO) and played to over 120,000 fans in the U.S. alone in 2008. They will play Red Rocks again on August 28th to celebrate the release of ‘The Show’ with their hometown crowd.

Yonder Mountain String Band Summer 2009 Tour
Wed-Jun-24-09 Glen Allen, VA Innsbrook Pavilion (with Martin Sexton)
Thu-Jun-25-09 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
Fri-Jun-26-09 Bridgeport, CT Klein Theater
Sat-Jun-27-09 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Rocks the Harbor
Sun-Jun-28-09 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
Wed-Jul-01-09 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Thu-Jul-02-09 Indianapolis, IN Vogue Theater
Fri-Jul-03-09 Peoria, IL CEFCU Center St
Sat-Jul-04-09 Cincinnati, OH Moonite Gardens
Sun-Jul-05-09 Rothbury, MI Rothbury Music Festival
Wed-Jul-08-09 Syracuse, NY Wescott Theatre
Thu-Jul-09-09 Great Barrington, MA Mahaiwe Theater
Fri-Jul-10-09 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
Sat-Jul-11-09 Masontown, WV All Good Festival
Sun-Jul-12-09 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
Fri-Jul-17-09 North Plains, OR Northwest String Summit
Sat-Jul-18-09 North Plains, OR Northwest String Summit
Sun-Jul-19-09 North Plains, OR Northwest String Summit
Tue-Aug-11-09 Kansas City, MO Crossroads
Wed-Aug-12-09 Des Moines, IA Simon Estes Amphitheatre
Thu-Aug-13-09 Davenport, IA RedStone Room
Fri-Aug-14-09 Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua
Sat-Aug-15-09 Apple Valley, MN Weesner Amphitheater
Sat-Aug-22-09 Alta, WY Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival
Thu-Aug-27-09 Boulder, CO The Fox Theatre
Fri-Aug-28-09 Morrison, CO Red Rocks (with Xavier Rudd)
Sat-Aug-29-09 Santa Fe, NM Paolo Soleri (with Xavier Rudd)
Sun-Aug-30-09 Flagstaff, AZ Pine Mountain (with Xavier Rudd)
Tue-Sep-01-09 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre (with DMB)
Wed-Sep-02-09 Reno, NV Hawkins Amphitheater
Fri-Sep-04-09 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre (with DMB)
Sat-Sep-05-09 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre (with DMB)
Sun-Sep-06-09 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre (with DMB)

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