Yonder Mountain String Band Gets Back In The Saddle With New Album “Get Yourself Outside”

Approaching their 25th anniversary as a band, the Colorado Jam Grass Pioneers Yonder Mountain String Band continue to innovate and evolve and, on February 25, 2022, will unveil Get Yourself Outside, their first studio album with new member, mandolinist Nick Piccininni. “Nick is an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist. He’s also a great singer with a magnetic stage presence,” says guitarist and YMSB co-founder Adam Aijala. “And he’s in such a creative space right now, something that’s brought a whole new vibe and dynamic to the band. But, at the same time, it’s such a natural fit, where he hits that sweet spot in the sound of Yonder Mountain for which we became known Piccininni joins Aijala, fellow founding members bassist Ben Kaufmann and banjoist Dave Johnston, and fiddler Allie Kral who joined the band in 2015 for the inspired and energetic post-pandemic debut of the Today, Relix premiered Get Yourself Outside’s debut single, the hard-hitting ‘Into The Fire’ Fans can hear ‘Into The Fire’ now at this link and pre-order or pre-record Get Yourself Outside ahead of its release just here.

Recorded during the closure of 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 that you’ve created around yourself – look outside and see what else is there,” Kaufmann explains. What started as online back and forth between band members quickly turned into Yonder Mountain entering Cinder Sound after several months apart – that genuine, intrinsic need in every musician to capture the chemistry and magic unique to play live in the studio. “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 the ideas came up during the pandemic,” adds Aijala. “It was interesting because Nick had a bunch of ideas that emerged from the pandemic and he’s featured extensively on the record.” There are the usual jingles and aching ballads that reside at the heart of Yonder Mountain’s signature tone. But, there is also a deep, honest sense of renewal and rejuvenation that runs through the heart of the record. “This album has been a learning experience for the band, from bringing Nick on board, to navigating the shutdown as a nation-touring band to working on new material,” Kaufmann said. a blessing in this life to be able to play music for a living, and Get Yourself Outside is proof of that, which is why it’s been such a joy to finally play these songs live.”

Regardless of the fluid, ever-changing ebb and flow of its sound and journey, Yonder Mountain still stands atop the ancient rock foundation of the “high and lonely sound” that is bluegrass music. “For me, it was the accessibility and ease of bluegrass,” says Aijala. “I really liked that the music could reach this very high energy, and it was just acoustic instruments, your voice and a microphone – it’s a beautiful thing.”

Get out of the tracklist:
Next to me
I can not
Little 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

In addition to the upcoming album announcement, YMSB has just released a long list of tour dates in February and March, starting with their official album release show at the newly opened Meow Wolf Convergence Station and incredibly popular in Denver, where spectators will have a unique experience. an immersive musical and artistic experience of sorts, before heading to Florida, through the Southeast and on to Texas. A full list of dates is below and ticket information can be found at yondermountain.com/tour.

Catch Yonder Mountain String Band on Tour:
1/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
1/19 – Jackson, WY – Arts Center
1/20 – Great Falls, Montana – The Newberry
1/21 – Billings, MT – The Pub Station
1/22 – Bozeman, MT – The Elm
1/23 – Missoula, Montana – The Wilma
1/25 – Whitefish, Montana – The Great Northern Bar & Grill
1:27 – Boise, ID – Knitting Mill
1/28 – Seattle WA – Neptune Theater
1/29 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
1/30 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House Of Music
2/1 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theater
2/2 – San Francisco, California – Great American Music Hall
2/3 – Nevada City, CA – Miners Foundry Cultural Center
2/4 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
2/5 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
2/6 – Flagstaff, Arizona – Orpheum Theater
2/24 – Denver, CO – Meow Wolf Convergence Station – official album release
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
4/2 – New Orleans, LA – location TBD
4/28 – Poughkeepsie, NY – location TBD
4/29 – Baltimore, MD – location TBD
5/6 – Black, MT – location TBD
5/7 – Cincinnati, OH – location TBD
5/8 – Cincinnati, OH – location TBD

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