Yonder Mountain String Band In The Studio

May 4, 2012

In case you missed it, the incredible Yonder Mountain String Band visited WNKU's Studio. Gary Keegan was able to squeeze in the ever-popular question, "You got hit by a car..?" Keegan also got in some other great questions with this fun, music-loving group of people and not to mention hear some great tunes. 

Laughs set aside, they're gearing up for a busy summer through the Midwest, Northeast, then all the way out west to California and Oregon before coming home to Colorado for their annual Kinfolk Celebration. They'll be traveling far and wide this summer, hitting some of their favorite venues and festivals, plus a few new places along the way.

Yonder Mountain String Band has always played music by its own set of rules.  Blending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own.  With their traditional lineup of  instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance, but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre.  Dave Johnston points out, “What could be more pure than making your own music.”  Yonder’s sound cannot be classified purely as “bluegrass” or “string music,” but rather it’s an original sound created from “looking at music from [their] own experiences and doing the best job possible.”  The band continues to play by their own rules on their new record, "The Show".