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#ThrowbackThursday – DittyTV “Insult and an Elbow”

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Throwing it back to a recent Yonder classic from our latest Album, “Black Sheep”. Check out this live recording from Ditty TV of “Insult and an Elbow” as we get ready to hit the road on our Winter and Spring Tour this coming year.

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Special Guests Announced for New Year Eve Shows at the Boulder Theater

New Year’s Eve Just Got Even Better

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Yonder Mountain String Band returns to Boulder, Colorado for a 4-night New Year’s Eve affair at the beloved Boulder Theater December 30January 2. A Yonder Mountain tradition, these hometown shows are the icing on the yearly Yonder cake. As in years past, we are thrilled to announce an all-star line up of special guests to help us bring another one to a close, and celebrate the arrival of 2016.

On Wednesday, December 30th, we welcome the one and only Sam Bush to kick off the NYE run. Honorably called “the King of Newgrass”, Sam Bush is just hitting his stride as the best Mandolin player on the scene.  Sam is no stranger when it comes to sitting in with Yonder, whether it is in the mountains at Telluride Bluegrass, the sandy beaches at Strings & Sol, the main stage at Bonnaroo, or anywhere in between, the Yonder /Sam Bush combination is a force to be reckoned with. We’re honored to welcome him back to the Boulder Theater stage, and look forward to the moments of synergy between this mandolin legend and our very own mandolin master, Mr. Jacob Jolliff.
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Recently named “Dobro Player of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and dubbed the “Muhammed Ali of the dobro” Jerry Douglas is solely responsible for bending and redefining the sound of the instrument within the context of a myriad of genres. Jerry also has spent quality time with Yonder over the years, these moments created have been jaw-dropping.  We look forward to reuniting with Jerry on Friday, January 1st, as he tastefully blends in his dobro wizardry with complimentary licks and mind-bending solos.

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It has been far too long since Yonder Mountain has connected with guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan.  Be prepared to be amazed.  Whether it’s bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations across genres, this man is bound to take you for a tuneful ride with his creative guitar approach. Stanley has performed in over 60 countries, on 6 continents, and has performed with every type of musician imaginable.  We look forward to seeing what we create with him on our final night of the run on<>
Saturday, January 2nd.  

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December 30th with Sam Bush
December 31st with Yonder Mountain String Band
January 1st with Jerry Douglas
January 2nd with Stanely Jordan
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Henhouse Prowlers Joins Us For Our Fall Tour

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We had a two great nights at Railroad Earth’s Halloween Hangtown Ball to kick off our Fall Tour and we’re just getting started! We are excited to have the ever-talented and accomplished Henhouse Prowlers joining us for the rest of the upcoming Fall Tour.

If you have heard of them before, then you already know this is arguably the best “two-for-one” show with a line-up filled to the brim with talent. For those of you who aren’t familiar, let us fill you in on why you’ll want to come early to our upcoming shows!

Henhouse Prowlers is composed of:

Ben Wright – Banjo and founder of Henhouse Prowlers

Dan Andree – Violin

Jon Goldfine – Bass Player/Vocalist and founder of Henhouse Prowlers

Aaron Dorfman – Guitarist

Todd Livingston – Dobro

Learn more about the band

“After 11 years of hard work and a relentless tour schedule, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have gained a reputation for their highly original, tradition-inspired bluegrass built on a strong foundation of intricate harmonies and electrifying stage energy. The Henhouse Prowlers use traditional bluegrass as a base, and make it their own by providing a show that’s danceable throughout with uptempo drive and bouncing mid-tempo grooves, all while covering contemporary topics in a largely original repertoire. Their reverence for the forefathers of bluegrass is palpable as they push the music forward on their own path.”

– Reverb Nation

Henhouse Prowlers – The Bluegrass Ambassadors of the U.S.

Also, besides being incredible talented and providing a great live show, HenHouse Prowlers have done some International travels on behalf of the our great nation! Since 2014 the Henhouse Prowlers have been working closely with the US State Department as ‘Bluegrass Ambassadors’.  The band has been to 11 countries so far and there are more on the horizon.  Three of the tours included 10 countries in both East and West Africa, as well as a two week stint in Russia in May of this year.  These excursions include performances and collaborations with local musicians as well as workshops on subjects ranging from the history of bluegrass, instruction on individual instrument and running a band as a business.

A Ben Wright recounts their travels to Africa, “A two week stint in Nigeria ended up with the band performing the African mega hit “Chop My Money” with Peter Okoye of P-Square.  Peter and his brother Paul are without question the biggest stars on the continent and it goes without saying that sharing the stage one of them was a mind-blowing experience.”   Check out the video below and article from pri.org:

This incredible video of Henhouse Prowlers playing for a group of Ugandan musicians who lose it once they realize that HenHouse were singing their song in the Ugandan language!

 For more on the band check out their website

Come see us on our Fall Tour – details here

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Phases of the Moon Cancelled

We are saddened by the cancellation of this year’s Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival​.  We were looking forward to our return to Mulberry Mountain, but we’ll get back to Arkansas soon.  Thanks for all the love, Kinfolk!  Read more about the cancellation here.

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Relix Shares Red Rocks Photos

Take a look at these great photos from our Red Rocks show, courtesy of Relix Magazine and ontheDL photography!

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37 Breathtaking Photos from Red Rocks 8.21.2015

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There is no other place quite like Red Rocks Amphitheatre, especially when it is filled with our Kinfolk!

Thanks for the memories.

Enjoy the full photo album from Spady Photography here.

Girlfriend Is Better Live From The Hive

Here’s a great video from our recent visit to The Hive in Sandpoint, Idaho!

Girlfriend is Better – Yonder Mountain String Band – The Hive – Sandpoint, ID – 8/8/15 from jeff grady on Vimeo.

Guitar Player Mag Talks Black Sheep

Dave, Jake, and Adam recently talked to Guitar Player Magazine​ about Black Sheep and much more.  Check out the interview here!

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Talking Red Rocks

Ben talked to Second Story Garage about our visit to Red Rocks Amphitheater with Greensky Bluegrass and Fruition tomorrow, and to say we are excited would be an understatement.  Take a look at the interview here and we’ll see you Friday at Red Rocks!

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Dave Talks with the Aspen Times

Dave talked to The Aspen Times​ about our shows at the Belly Up​ this Tuesday and Wednesday; check out the interview here.  Few tickets remain for each night, so grab em while you can and we’ll see you in Aspen!

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