YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND
The Yonder Mountain String Band (abbreviated YMSB) is an American progressive bluegrass group from Nederland, Colorado. Composed of Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann, and Adam Aijala, the band has released five studio albums and several live recordings to date. Yonder Mountain String Band has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre. Dave Johnston points out “What could be more pure than making your own music.” Yonder’s sound cannot be classified purely as “bluegrass” or “string music” but rather it’s an original sound created from “looking at music from [their] own experiences and doing the best job possible.” The band continues to play by their own rules on their new record The Show. The Colorado-based foursome has crisscrossed the country over the past eleven years playing such varied settings as festivals, rock clubs, Red Rocks Amphitheater in the band’s home state, and recently the Democratic National Convention in Denver at Mile High Stadium opening for Barack Obama. Their loyal fanbase has been built from this diverse setting of music venues as fans latched on to their genre-defying original sound.
1999 - Elevation : 01. Half Moon Rising 02. Mental Breakdown 03. The Bolton Stretch 04. Left Me In A Hole 05. Darkness And Light 06. On The Run 07. Eight Cylinders 08. 40 Miles From Denver 09. This Lonesome Heart 10. At The End Of The Day 11. Mossy Cow 12. High On A Hilltop 13. To Say Goodbye, To Be Forgiven 14. If There's Still Ramblin' In The Rambler (Let Him Go) 15. Waijal Breakdown
2001 - Town By Town : 01. Rambler's Anthem 02. Easy As Pie 03. Idaho 04. Loved You Enough 05. Sorrow Is A Highway 06. Must've Had Your Reasons 07. Wildewood Drive 08. New Horizons 09. Check Out Time 10. To See You Coming 'Round The Bend 11. Red Tail Lights 12. A Father's Arms 13. Hog Potato 14. Peace Of Mind 15. The Boatman
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