Yonder Mountain String Band gets back on track with new album “Get Yourself Outside”

As they approach their 25th anniversary as a group, the pioneers of Colorado jam-grass Group of mountain ropes there continues to innovate and evolve, and on February 25, 2022, will unveil Get Yourself Outside, their debut 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 Adam Aijala, guitarist and co-founder of the YMSB. “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 it hits that sweet spot of the Yonder Mountain sound we’re known for. Piccininni joins Aijala, the other founding members, bassist Ben Kaufmann and banjoist Dave Johnston, and violinist Allie Kral who joined the group in 2015 for the inspired and energetic debut of the group’s post-pandemic training. Today, Relix has released the first single from Get Yourself Outside, the tough “Into The Fire”. .

Recorded during closure at Cinder Sound Studio (Gunbarrel, Colorado) and co-produced with engineer John McVey, Get Yourself Outside (Frog Pad Records) is a musical odyssey of stringed 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 there,” explains Kaufmann. What started as online interactions between band members quickly turned into Yonder Mountain entering Cinder Sound after several months apart – that genuine, intrinsic urge within every musician to capture the chemistry and magic. unique to play live in the studio. “We knew we needed to make more of our free time. So we started to collaborate and realized that we had all these songs, ”says Kaufmann. “It was kind of a trick to figure out how to get together and check in safely. But we’re glad we did and what came out of it.

“Some of the song ideas were older. But, a lot of ideas happened during the pandemic, ”adds Aijala. “It was interesting because Nick had a bunch of ideas that emerged from the pandemic and he’s featured heavily on the record.” There are the usual jingles and sad ballads that reside at the heart of Yonder Mountain’s signature tone. But, there is also a deep and honest sense of renewal and rejuvenation running through the heart of the record. “This album has been a learning experience for the band, from taking on Nick to managing the shutdown as a nationwide touring group to working on new tracks,” Kaufmann said. “There is 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 was such a joy to finally play these songs live.”

Regardless of the fluid and ever-changing ebb and flow of its sound and journey, Yonder Mountain still stands atop the ancient rock foundation of “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 – that’s a beautiful thing.”

Exit the track list:
Next to me
I can not
Small house
If only
On top of that hill
No left leg
Out of the pan
In the fire
Broken records
Change of heart
Suburban girl

In addition to the announcement of the upcoming album, YMSB just dropped a long list of tour dates in February and March starting with their album’s official release show at the newly opened and incredibly popular Meow Wolf Convergence Station. of Denver, where spectators will live a unique experience. a unique immersive musical and artistic experience, before traveling to Florida, across the Southeast and 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 Hall
1/19 – Jackson, WY – Center for the Arts
1:20 – Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
1/21 – Billings, MT – The Pub Station
1/22 – Bozeman, MT – Elm
1/23 – Missoula, MT – La Wilma
1:25 – Whitefish, MT – 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, AZ – Orpheum Theater
02/24 – Denver, CO – Meow Wolf Convergence Station – official album release
02/26 – Steamboat, CO – Winter Wondergrass
02/27 – Steamboat, CO – Winter Wondergrass
3/11 – St. Petersburg, Florida – Jannus Live
3/12 – Immokalee, FL – Southland Bluegrass and Wilderness Festival
3/13 – Key West, FL – Parade Grounds at Fort East Martello
3/15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/16 – Savannah, Georgia – Victory North
3/17 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Spring Reunion
3/18 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
3/19 – Charleston, South Carolina – Charleston Bluegrass Festival
3/20 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
3/23 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
3/24 – Austin, Texas – Scoot Inn
25/3 – Houston, Texas – Warehouse Live
26/3 – Dallas, TX – The Studio at the Factory
4/2 – New Orleans, LA – location to be determined
04/28 – Poughkeepsie, NY – location to be determined
04/29 – Baltimore, Maryland – location to be determined
5/6 – Black, MT – location to be determined
5/7 – Cincinnati, OH – location to be determined
5/8 – Cincinnati, OH – location to be determined

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