Colorado’s “jamgrass” favorites, the Yonder Mountain String Band provide a musically agreeable, song-oriented alternative to that British nu-folk phony and his many sons: kind of a congenial FU from some mountain boys who can really play. 2015’s Black Sheep does not much change the recipe from the band’s 2006 eponymous release: Grismanesque bluegrass burning in support of unfailingly catchy and sturdy, up-tempo songs that occasionally reveal a bit of a punk underbelly. Regarding acoustic chops and compositional ambition, the Punch Brothers they ain’t; but the planet can only really tolerate one band like that at a time anyway.
With the wonderfully named Henhouse Prowlers opening, the Yonder Mountain String Band takes their own brand of pop hootenanny to the Bearsville Theater on Wednesday, November 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $30. The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock. For more information, visit www.bearsvilletheater.com.