Summer Camp Artist #25 – Yonder Mountain String Band

Alright, Summer Camp Artist Series entry #25 is another headliner, Yonder Mountain String Band. The band is a bluegrassy quartet out of Colorado, and they’ve been around quite awhile, since a random bar jam session in 1998. The band is releasing it’s fourth studio album *today* as a matter of fact, and they’re streaming tracks from their site, so be sure to check that out. The release is self-titled, and I’ve got one studio track from it to share, as well as an incredibly good, incredibly long Halloween show from the local Canopy Club in Urbana, packed with covers. The entire show is incredible, but I recommend “Two Hits And The Joint Turned Brown,” “No Expectations,” and “Death Trip,” among others. As always, check out the band’s website and befriend them on MySpace.

From 2006’s Self-Titled Yonder Mountain String Band:

YMSB – Wind’s On Fire

Yonder Mountain String Band
October 31st, 2005

Halloween Show at Canopy Club
Urbana, IL

Set 1 (Disc One):
01. The Canopy Club Introduction
02. Yonder’s Introduction
03. Steep Grade Sharp Curves >
04. Looking Back Over My Shoulder !
05. Elzic’s Farewell @ >
06. Brown Mountain Light #
07. Roughneck Blues ~
08. Just The Same
09. Where They Do Not Know My Name ^
10. It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry $
11. Left Me In A Hole %
12. Keep On Going >
13. In The Woods With The Munchies >
14. 2 Hits And The Joint Turned Brown * >
15. Keep On Going

Set 2A (Disc Two):
01. Intro/Tuning
02. All You Need Is Love & >
03. No Expectations +
04. Dogs =
05. Redbird ~2
06. Eli Renfro @2
07. Sometimes I’ve Won

Set 2B (Disc Three):
01. Mental Breakdown
02. Kentucky Mandolin #2 >
03. Come Together &
04. 20 Eyes $2
05. Not Far Away
06. Peace Of Mind >
07. King Ebenezer Rap >
08. Peace Of Mind

09. Death Trip %2

Show Notes:
This was a halloween show, the band had a rather interesting introduction, somewhat hard to tell what’s going on with just audio.
! Band asks crowd to quit throwing “shit”
@ Traditional folk tune
# Scott Wiseman cover
~ Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers cover
^ Bad Livers cover
$ Bob Dylan cover
% “Skull” teases
* John Hartford cover
& Beatles cover
+ Rolling Stones cover
= Pink Floyd cover
~2 Jim Lauderdale cover
@2 As sung by Del McCoury Band
#2 Bill Monroe cover
$2 The Misfits cover
%2 The Stooges cover (I believe)


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  1. tom

    i’m enjoying what i listened to so far, but i’ve always been a sucker for bands that sound like they play while surrounded by waterfalls and wild bears. mountain music, i call it, and little feels better than the false eternal feeling of mountain music

  2. Tom I always new you were a little crazy. That’s why I like being around you. Hurry up and sign up for the contest before it’s over.

  3. tom

    i do realize the band has the word mountain in it and that they were long established before i even knew the true meaning of mountain music, and however unoriginal this may make me i stick by my terminology (which in no way was based on this band’s name. it came to be soon after my ears heard jack white’s “great high mountain” (which too had the word mountain in it, but i will not elaborate on this any further)