type of event
Bluesville At Horseshoe Tunica
Yonder Mountain String Band
About Yonder Mountain String Band
Yonder Mountain String Band comes to Bluesville at Horseshoe Tunica for a concert on March 20, 2014.
Yonder Mountain String Band has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock, country and countless other influences, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. The band may look like a traditional bluegrass group, but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre.
The Colorado-based foursome has crisscrossed the country over the past eleven years playing varied settings like festivals, rock clubs, Red Rocks Amphitheater in the band’s home state, and recently the Democratic National Convention in Denver at Mile High Stadium, opening for Barack Obama. Yonder Mountain String Band’s loyal fanbase has been built from this diverse setting of music venues as fans latched on to their genre-defying original sound.
The band has long cited such varied influences as the bluegrass of Del McCoury, Johnson Mountain Boys, Jimmy Martin, Bill Monroe, the Osborne Brothers as well as punk rock bands Bad Religion, Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys. Somewhere in between these are early 20th Century composers and alternative rock bands like Grandaddy and Postal Service. It’s all funneled through the band’s unique chemistry, honed since they first met at an informal club performance in 1998. With band members writing individually, in different pairings and as a collective, Yonder Mountain String Band is a collection of creative peers and you can hear it in the rich tapestry of their music.
Fans are no doubt drawn to the progressive bluegrass band’s anything goes attitude, their humor and passion about music, and their ability to stretch out live. Be sure to see Yonder Mountain String Band’s show in Tunica this March.