String Band Yonder Mountain Solidify Their Jamgrass Royalty Status With New Album Get Yourself Outside

This week, in front of a capacity crowd at Meow Wolf Convergence Station in Denver, the prodigal sons and daughter of Colorado’s jam weed Yonder Mountain String Band delivered song after song from their brand new album Get yourself outside– all with a fervor and infectious energy rarely found in a band that has been pleasing ears and making things happen for over two decades. With a solid foundation in the “high, lonely sound” of bluegrass, Yonder Mountain has ebbed, flowed and evolved over the past twenty-four years, while keeping the tried and true good songs, good jams, good people mentality that fans loved it. since day one, earning them a coveted next spot in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Get Yourself Outside marks the album debut of mandolinist Nick Piccininni who joins founding members – guitarist Adam Aijala, bassist Ben Kaufmann and banjoist Dave Johnston – and violinist Allie Kral who joined the band in 2015 for the formation post-pandemic inspired and dynamic YMSB. Yesterday, Brooklyn Vegan shared a first listen to Get yourself outside in its entirety, writing, “Yonder’s dedication to keeping things almost entirely acoustic (and drum-free) makes this record utterly authentic and not tied to any specific trend or era.” Fans can stream or buy Get yourself outside now to this link.

Recorded during the stop at Cinder Sound Studio (Gunbarrel, Colorado) and co-produced with engineer John McVey, Get yourself outside (Frog Pad Records) is a musical odyssey of string instruments and sonic textures. “We want the listener to come out of your own head, out of the box or container you’ve created around you – look outside and see what else is out there,” says bassist Ben Kaufmann. What started as online back and forth between band members quickly turned into YMSB entering Cinder Sound after several months apart. “We knew we needed to get more out of our off-road time. So we started collaborating and realized we had all these songs,” Kaufmann explains. “It was kind of a trick to figure out how to come together and record safely. But we’re glad we did it and what came out of it.” Some of the song ideas were older. But a lot of ideas have emerged during the pandemic,” adds Aijala. “It’s a blessing in this life to be able to play music for a living,” Kauffman says. “Get Yourself Outside is proof of that, which is why it’s been such a joy to finally play these songs live.”

Get yourself outside List of tracks:
Next to me
I can not
Small house
If only
On top of this hill
No left leg
out of the pan
In the fire
Scratched discs
change of heart
suburban girl

Support the release of Get yourself outside, YMSB hits the road again. Following their stop at Winter Wondergrass Steamboat this week, the band will head to St. Petersburg, Florida to kick off their March tour, which includes stops in Atlanta, Nashville and Austin, before kicking off festival season at New -Orleans on April 27. . A full list of dates is below and ticket information can be found at yondermountain.com/tour.

Catch Yonder Mountain String Band on Tour:
2/24 – Denver, CO – Meow Wolf Convergence Station – official album release show
2/26 – Steamboat, CO – Winter Wondergrass
2/27 – Steamboat, CO – Winter Wondergrass
3/11 – St. Petersburg, Florida – Jannus Live
3/12 – Immokalee, Florida – Southland Bluegrass and Wilderness Festival
3/13 – Key West, Florida – Parade Grounds at Fort East Martello
3/15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/16 – Savannah, GA – Victory North
3/17 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Spring Meeting
3/18 – Atlanta, Georgia – Variety Playhouse
3/19 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Bluegrass Festival
3/20 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
3/23 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Stately Parlor
3/24 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
3/25 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
3/26 – Dallas, TX – The Factory Studio
4/27 – New Orleans, LA – Hogs For The Cause
04/28 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Bardavon
4/29 – Baltimore, MD – Charm City Bluegrass
5/6 – Black Mountain, NC – Silverados

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