Progressive bluegrass mainstay Yonder Mountain String Band will head back to Montana for two shows early 2022 — first at The ELM in Bozeman on Saturday, January 22nd, then at The Wilma in Missoula on Sunday, January 23rd.
Yonder Mountain String Band (YMSB) formed in 1998 and released their first album Elevation in 1999. Throughout the past two decades they’ve released 12 albums with two coming in 2017 — Mountain Tracks, Vol. 6 and Love. Ain’t Love.
The latter is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana. Speaking about Love. Ain’t Love., guitarist & band co-founder Adam Aijala said “I think this is our best album yet.”
Pioneers of jam oriented bluegrass, Yonder has developed a strong following for their lively, improvisational concerts. Check out photos from a couple of YMSB’s past performances here.
PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets for both shows will be available online only from 12pm to 10pm, Thur, Nov. 4th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public Fri, Nov. 5th at 10:00am, and will be available at the Top Hat in Missoula, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
*With high ceilings, ample space, and some of the best ventilation systems in the state, the Wilma in Missoula, MT as well as The ELM in Bozeman, MT provide unique opportunities for the Montana community to support the arts in a spacious and more comfortable environment as we move into the colder months.
About Yonder Mountain String Band
With its latest album Get Yourself Outside, Colorado-based quintet Yonder Mountain String Band once again echoes out into the universe its place as not only a pioneering jam-grass act, but also one of the most innovative, intricate groups in the live music scene which is reinforced by its newest member, multi instrumentalist Nick Piccininni. It’s a testament to the life and legacy of Yonder that three of the founding members — guitarist Adam Aijala, bassist Ben Kaufmann and banjoist Dave Johnston — remain at the helm of this American musical institution, something complemented and accelerated in recent years by the fiery fiddle work of Allie Kral, who joined the group in 2015. The new album boasts a reinvigorated energy alongside the usual foot-stomping melodies and sorrowful ballads that reside at the core of the Yonder Mountain signature sound. Yonder Mountain was the initial spark in an acoustic inferno decades ago that endures headlong into the 21st century.