Yonder Mountain String Band is in the midst of the second leg of their fall tour. On Thursday, Nov. 14, they appeared at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Friday, Nov. 15, the band brought their signature progressive bluegrass to the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pa. A complete video YMSB’s Nov. 15 performance is available via the nugsnet YouTube channel.
Thursday’s show in Brooklyn began with the YMSB original “Another Day,” followed by “Looking Back Over My Shoulder” and “The End Is Not In Sight.” Later in the set, Yonder invited Cody Russell, lap-steel guitarist for The Drunken Hearts (who opened the show), to the stage for “Criminal.” Next, Mike Robinson, guitarist for Railroad Earth, took the stage, joining Russell and YMSB for a take on Talking Heads’ “Girlfriend Is Better.” While Russell then left the stage, Robinson stayed on for “Winds O’ Wyoming,” a cut from YMSB’s 2003 album Old Hands. The show closed with a cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” as the encore.
Friday’s show at the Ardmore Music Hall began with a sequence of “Troubled Mind” > “20 Eyes” > “Troubled Mind.” Later in their set, Yonder welcomed another sit-in for “Raleigh & Spencer,” this one by Drunken Hearts’ guitarist and vocalist Andrew McConathy. Towards the end of the frame, YMSB offered their take on Led Zeppelin’s “Misty Mountain Hop.” The show’s encore included the traditional “I Know You Rider.”
Check out a full video of Yonder Mountain String Band’s Nov. 15 show below, as well as full setlist for both shows. For more information on YMSB’s upcoming tour dates, visit their website.
Yonder Mountain String Band
Nov. 14, 2019
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Set: Another Day, Looking Back Over My Shoulder, The End Is Not In Sight, Don’t Worry Happy Birthday, Jack A Roe, Only A Northern Song, Criminal*, Girlfriend Is Better*^, Winds Of Wyoming^, No Rain, On Your Dime, Bored Again, Casualty
Enc: Walk On The Wild Side
*Cody Russell on steel guitar
^Mike Robinson on guitar
Nov. 15, 2019
Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, Pa.
Set: Troubled Mind > 20 Eyes > Troubled Mind, I’ve Always Been Crazy, Chasing My Tail, Left Me in a Hole, Around You, Loved You Enough, 40 Miles From Denver, Raleigh & Spencer*, Keep On Going > 2 Hits & The Joint Turned Brown > Keep On Going, Misty Mountain Hop, Black Truck, High On A Hilltop, Damned If The Right One Didn’t Go Wrong, Fade To Black
Enc: I Know You Rider, Sharecropper’s Son, Black Sheep
*with Andrew McConathy