October 5th – Birmingham, AL – Wordplay Theatre* October 6th – Augusta, GA – Sky City Theatre – October 9th – Boone, NC – Legends at Appalachian University^ October 12th – Roanoke, VA – Jefferson Center^ October 13th – Morgantown, WV – MainStage Morgantown^ October 14th – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater^ October 15th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^ October 16th – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall^ October 19th-20th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl+ October 21st – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club+ October 22 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom+ October 23 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall+ October 26 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark+ October 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom+ October 28th – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue+ October 29th – Chicago, IL – House of Blues+ October 30th – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room + Fruition – * Billy Strings – ^ Pert Near Sandstone – +
We kick things off October 5th in Birmingham, AL and October 6th in Augusta, GA, with our good friends Fruition!
Yonder Mountain String Band is thrilled to announce an action packed 2016 Fall Tour. We will be joined by some incredible musicians, hitting some of our favorite venues and cities along the way.
The first time they ever made music together, Fruition’s three lead singer-songwriters discovered that their voices naturally blended into beautiful three-part harmonies. In the eight years since that impromptu busking session, the Portland, Oregon-based quintet has grown from a rootsy, string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock band with an easy but powerful grasp of soul, blues, and British Invasion era pop. More information on Fruition: http://www.fruitionband.com
Billy Strings joins us beginning on October 8th in Charlotte, NC, as we make our way through the Southeast and East Coast.
“Billy Strings is a 20 yr old, tattoo covered guitar picker/singer that you surely will be hearing about for years to come. “Blessed with the voice of an old soul from the mountains, a gentlemanly air, and the ability to sling hundreds of notes with razor-crisp precision at the speed of a machine gun, Strings’ flat-picking talent seems almost beyond comprehension to veterans of the local bluegrass scene, especially given his youth.” – Northern Express Publications. More information on Billy Strings: http://www.billystrings.com
Pert Near Sandstone hops aboard the train, kicking things off with a double header at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY October 19th & 20th, We’ll make our way through the Midwest, with tour closing shows at the House of Blues in Chicago on October 29th, and The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE on October 30th.
Pert Near Sandstone emerged from the same roots-based musical hotbed in Minneapolis that gave birth to Bob Dylan, The Jayhawks and Spider John Koerner. Originally formed by four friends from the same hometown, Pert Near Sandstone formed unintentionally over weekly, whiskey-fueled picking sessions in an old house in St. Paul, MN. They decided without any real intentions to start playing shows and the chemistry of their music and friendships, even early on, left people feeling like the party followed them everywhere they went. Word of the bands’ uncanny ability to whip audiences into frenzies spread and they were invited to play some of Minnesota’s most legendary venues including First Avenue, the Cedar Cultural Center and the Historic Orpheum Theater. More information on Pert Near Sandstone: http://pertnearsandstone.com