Yonder Mountain String Band to play Bearsville

Yonder Mountain String Band (photo by Jay Blakesberg)

Yonder Mountain String Band (photo by Jay Blakesberg)

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.

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