Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Yonder Mountain String Band coming to Workplay in Birmingham - WVUA has free tickets! Call 205 348 9070 to win them!



Tour stops to include New Orleans, Asheville, Nashville, St. Louis and more…

“YMSB has always thought outside of the box during their marathon live shows”- American Songwriter

Yonder Mountain String Band has announced their annual winter tour, the CABIN FEVER TOUR, playing major markets throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Yonder is entering their 10th year as a touring band, picking up new fans all along the way. This 10th year has a lot in store for Yonder, including recording a new studio album and releasing a live record, which will be their fifth in the “Mountain Tracks” series.

Produced by Tom Rothrock (James Blunt, Foo Fighters, Elliott Smith), the most recent studio record Yonder Mountain String Band was released in May 2006. The band’s seventh album found them adding a bit of drums to their mix of banjo, bass, mandolin and guitar, courtesy of Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas. “We ended up with an album that’s got rippin’ bluegrass on it, but approached in a non-traditional way, which really appeals to me because we are not a traditional band” said bassist Ben Kaufmann.

Twisting and bending their sound with a rock producer was a natural next step for a group of guys who actually grew up on rock music. Comprised of Colorado transplants that grew up in the Midwest or Northeast, none of the band members had backgrounds in bluegrass music, but rather discovered it through old and new records and fellow musicians during college.

The band, who never uses the same set list twice, often covers songs like Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” and the Talking Heads “Girlfriend Is Better.” Through relentless touring and incredible word-of-mouth buzz, Yonder Mountain’s fan base has ballooned over the last few years and continues to grow across the country.

The Cabin Fever Tour will conclude in St. Louis, MO, at one of the band’s favorite venues, The Pageant.


January 31 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom

February 01 Dallas TX House of Blues

February 02 Houston TX The Warehouse

February 05 New Orleans LA House of Blues

February 06 Oxford MS The Library

February 07 Birmingham AL Workplay Soundstage

February 08 Saint Petersburg FL Jannus Landing

February 09 Fort Lauderdale FL Revolution

February 12 Jacksonville FL Freebird Café

February 14 Athens GA Georgia Theater

February 15 Knoxville TN Valarium

February 16 Charleston SC Music Farm

February 17 Raleigh NC Lincoln Theater

February 20 Columbus OH Promowest Pavilion

February 21 Asheville NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

February 22 Nashville TN City Hall

February 23 Saint Louis MO The Pageant

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