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Yonder Mountain String Band live at The Vogue Indianapolis, February 13th, 2014

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Yonder Mountain String Band (YMSB) has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre. Dave Johnston points out “What could be more pure than making your own music.” Yonder’s sound cannot be classified purely as “bluegrass” or “string music” but rather it’s an original sound created from “looking at music from [their] own experiences and doing the best job possible.” The band continues to play by their own rules. YMSB EP13, released by Frog Pad Records on October 15, 2013, is a four-song EP produced by Yonder Mountain String Band, recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL and also recorded and mixed at I.V. Lab Studios, Chicago, IL.

The Colorado-based foursome has crisscrossed the country playing such varied settings as festivals, rock clubs, Red Rocks Amphitheater in the band’s home state, and the Democratic National Convention in Denver at Mile High Stadium opening for Barack Obama. Their loyal fanbase has been built from this diverse setting of music venues as fans latched on to their genre-defying original sound. The band is a regular at bluegrass festivals like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the band's own Northwest String Summit as well as massive multi-stage events like Austin City Limits Festival, Bonnaroo and Rothbury. Fans are no doubt drawn to Yonder’s anything goes attitude, its humor and passion about music, and the band’s ability to stretch out live. “We love that people come to see us,” Johnston points out. “Everyone appreciates good music. Some people want to go to a recital and some people want to party.”

But as its fans know, Yonder Mountain String Band does something a little different, more than just a musical party. The humble Johnston sounds as surprised as anyone by the band’s success, but knows that it all boiled down to chemistry, which has never changed. “Somewhere down there we all kind of recognized that we had something unique,” he explains. “But there is no way I could have imagined the amount of success that the band has had.” [from Yonder Mountain String Band biography]

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Thursday, February 13th, 2014
IndyMoJo presents

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

The Vogue
6259 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone: 317-259-7029

Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm
This event is 21 and over.

Tickets: TheVogue.com

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