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Yonder Mountain String Band to perform Jan. 24 at Marathon Music Works

Yonder Mountain String Band will perform Friday, Jan. 24 at Marathon Music Works, 1042 Clinton St. in Nashville at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at ticket fly.com or by phone at  877-4-FLY-TIX. Tickets are $22.50 and $25 at the door.
 
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, the band’s lead vocalist and banjo player, 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 Colorado-based foursome has crisscrossed the country over the past eleven years playing such varied settings as festivals, rock clubs and Red Rocks Amphitheater in the band’s home state. Their loyal fanbase has been built from this diverse setting of music venues as fans latched on to their genre-defying original sound. 
 
The band is a regular at bluegrass festivals like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the band’s own Northwest String Summit as well as massive multi-stage events like Austin City Limits Festival, Bonnaroo and Rothbury.  Fans are no doubt drawn to Yonder’s anything goes attitude, its humor and passion about music, and the band’s ability to stretch out live.  “We love that people come to see us,” Johnston points out. “Everyone appreciates good music. Some people want to go to a recital and some people want to party.”

Posted on: 1/7/2014

 
 

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