Newgrass pioneers Yonder Mountain String Band debuted at the top of the Billboard Bluegrass chart this week with their new album of “dazzling chops” (Rolling Stone), ‘The Show’. The disc answers the question “ever wonder what Jimi Hendrix and the Experience would have sounded like if they had obsessed over banjos and mandolins instead of right-handed Fender Stratocasters restrung for lefties and a jazz-fusion drum kit?” (Santa Fe New Mexican).
Other critics are chiming in:
“The concept is great: liberate bluegrass’ hot-shit riffing and blue-sky harmonies from its hidebound formalism and see where it flies. This Boulder, CO crew brings dazzling chops to the table.” – Rolling Stone
“Successfully bends musical expectations and delivers a powerfully varied instrumental experience.” – Billboard
“The Yonder Mountain boys have found a formula that works: take rootsy bluegrass influences, add in some rock ‘n’ roll, and seek out an adventurous audience.”- Paste
“Yonder Mountain String Band has never sounded more comfortable and confident than it does on ‘The Show’…. Some of the best pickin’ outside of Nashville.” – Relix
Following a packed headlining album release show at Red Rocks and several dates with Dave Matthews Band this summer, Yonder Mountain kick off a fresh run of 16 fall tour dates starting October 6th.