Here’s another post from our all-the-more regular contributor, Richard Thompson. He writes from England, where he is also a longstanding contributor to British Bluegrass News, a quarterly print publication where he also briefly served as editor.
The four-piece progressive bluegrass/jam band from Colorado, Yonder Mountain String Band, has announced their first ever live pay-per-view Webcast from the Pageant Theatre, St Louis, to take place on Saturday, February 24 at 8.00pm.
The band consists of Dave Johnson, banjo and vocals; Jeff Austin, mandolin and vocals; Ben Kaufmann, bass and vocals; and Adam Aijala, guitar and vocals, and has been building a fine reputation in their field ever since their formation in December 1988. Their discography is remarkable for the number of ‘live’ recordings that are among the studio sets that they have released. The live albums, all in the “Mountain Tracks” series, now numbers four volumes, the latest of which was released in February last year. All, along with most of the band’s studio albums, can be found on their own Frog Pad Records label. Producers of the Yonder Mountain String Band albums include Sally Van Meter and Tim O’Brien.
Typical of jam bands the Yonder Mountain String Band allow, even encourage, audience members to record and share recordings of their live performances.
To take advantage of this exciting new visual and audio opportunity visit the band’s website where you can register and pre-order the show using the Beta iClips Network facility. Unfortunately, the webcast is not compatible with Macs. It can only run on a computer where Windows is the sole, native OS. Not even an Intel Mac runinng Windows (via Boot Camp or Parallels Desktop) will be able to view this webcast.
The Yonder Mountain String Band website has details of their tour dates for the coming months also.