Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Album of the Week: Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String BandIf you've never heard of Yonder Mountain String Band, it's ok, lot's of people haven't. It's not your fault, but now that you have, you must take listen. This is one of the best live bands that exists right now. These guys are from all over the US but generally find themselves in Colorado. They are a Progressive Bluegrass band (much like Nickel Creek and several other contemporaries) but what makes these guys amazing are their live shows. Take a listen to some of the tracks on their website: Yonder Mountain String Band. One great fact about them is that once they were playing a show and the power went out and next thing you know - they switched to an acoustic set without skipping a beat. From covers to originals, these guys are quite the abominable bluegrass beast that you must have a moment to take a listen to.

Listen to several samples of their latest studio album. YMSB: Self-titled
Specific Tracks to listen to: East Nashville Easter, Classic Situation, Sidewalk Stars

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