Live: Yonder Mountain String Band

Let's get weird. PHOTO: AH
Let's get weird. Photo: AH

Here’s one for the good ol’ boys of of the Rockies. Yonder Mountain String Band has been echoing the hills and running up and down the coasts for years, treating fans of rock, blues, jam, and bluegrass to both knee-slapping and head-nodding good times. Trust us: ask any Coloradan about Yonder, and prepare for something of a local’s fan-out to come forth. Veteran instrumentals and harmonized vocals call back to the glory days of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, while the rock and roll beats and often frantic pace bring names like CCR into your head. At the core though, they’re a couple of good kids, string-playing their asses off.

Photo: AH
Photo: AH

Colorado-bred, Yonder’s been running through ski and snowboard town since day one. Recently, their love of the hills has seen them headline the Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s “Ski Town Breakdown” event band in March, and they’ll be spending even more time in snow-country during the first week of September, sharing the bill with Gov’t Mule at the 2nd annual Taos Mountain Music Festival in New Mexico. Go get weird.

Photo: AH
Photo: AH

Set I:
Polly Put The Kettle On, Classic Situation, Fingerprint, Lord Only Knows (Part One)> Southbound, Night Out, Little Rabbit, Half Moon Rising, Jail Song, Traffic Jam> If You’re Ever In Oklahoma> Traffic Jam

Set II:
Only A Northern Song, Sidewalk Stars, If There’s Still Ramblin’ in the Rambler (let him go)> New Deal Train> Too Late Now> If There’s Still Ramblin’ in the Rambler (let him go), Left Me in a Hole, Maid of the Canyon, No Expectations> Pockets, Illinois Rain, Ten> My Gal> Ten, Crazy Train

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