Yeehaw, bluegrass lovers! Start prepping for a hootenanny on February 13th at the Vogue, because Yonder Mountain String Band is picking on Indy. These stringed maestros have a reputation for tremendous concerts, so you can bet they’ll inspire plenty of boot stompin’ and skirt twirlin’.
Since 1999, Yonder Mountain String Band has been jamming their version of Bluegrass across the country. From Telluride Bluegrass Festival to Summer Camp to their own Northwest String Summit, this group’s resume is stacked and they’ve grown into a line-up staple for music festivals of all kind.
Working ceaselessly in the festie circuit has earned them the honor of being one of music’s most progressive bluegrass outfits alongside the likes of Leftover Salmon and Greensky Bluegrass. Much like these groups, Yonder’s style is rooted in stringed instrumentation, and their love for skin-searing speed.
Hailing from Colorado, YMSB’s music evokes the sounds of a big-sky landscape. “Half Moon Rising” paints the image of pine trees illuminated by lunar light, and one can almost smell the trees’ piney perfume when listening.
Their melodic strumming and plucking has granted them the ability to meld classics like “They Love Each Other” from Grateful Dead, and “Girlfriend Is Better” by Talking Heads into something their own. When it comes to covering a song, YSMB knows how to do it justice, and simultaneously make it unique.
With a multitude of live and studio albums under their belt, their repertoire is quite extensive. Taking a listen to any of their releases will illuminate the band’s musical ability, however, seeing them live is like watching an animal in its natural environment: simply amazing and awe-striking.
Mosey on down to the Vogue February 13th for a knee slappin’, boot stampin’ good time. Yonder Mountain String Band is certain to work their unbridled, stringed magic.
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/17C32BI
$25 Day Of
Doors at 7pm; Show at 8pm