Yonder Mountain String Band, the progressive bluegrass act with nearly 20 years under its belt, will make its Ardmore Music Hall debut on Sunday, Oct. 16. Also on the bill are soulful southern picker Billy Strings and Cabinet mandolinist JP Biondo, who will sit in with both Yonder Mountain and Billy Strings.
Yonder Mountain is touring this fall in support of “Black Sheep,” its latest studio album, which was released last year. Writing about the title track, the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy called it “Gospel meets punk rock in a bluegrass package…”
YMSB’s new lineup features Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Allie Kral (violin, vocals) and Jake Jolliff (mandolin, vocals).
The band is also gearing up for the release of a brand new album in early 2017. Rolling Stone Country debuted the video for one of the upcoming album tracks, “Alison.”
Billy Strings is a young Nashville-based guitar picker/
singer. “Blessed with the voice of an old soul from the mountains, a gentlemanl y air, and the ability to sling hundreds of notes with razor-cris p precision at the speed of a machine gun, Strings’ flat-picki ng talent seems almost beyond comprehens ion to veterans of the local bluegrass scene, especially given his youth,” wrote Northern Express Publicatio ns.
Tickets are $27.50 in advance and $30 day of show at Ardmore Music Hall (23 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, PA). They can be purchased here.
Yonder Mountain, this time with opening act Pert Near Sandstone, will also perform at Brooklyn Bowl on Oct. 19 and 20.