Ticket Giveaway: Yonder Mountain String Band

Jeff Austin of YMSB, courtesy of Rich Anderson

Jeff Austin of YMSB, courtesy of Rich Anderson

This Saturday at 8, Yonder Mountain String Band will be playing an all-ages show at Showbox at the Market. Sam Bush will be accompanying the guys for one of only three shows, and to make it even more interesting, Baby Gramps will open.

Yonder Mountain is a progressive alt-bluegrass band who I first stumbled across in college, when I went to a show expecting some mellow old-time music, and wound up in a near mosh-pit made up of folks ranging from dreadlocked patchouli-wearers to preppy frat boys with trucker hats. If nothing else, YMSB manages to attract a diverse audience, in part because their foot-stomping music is like nothing else you’ve ever heard.

And one of you lucky Metblogs readers will be the recipient of a free pair of tickets! The first commenter who can name the town where banjo player Dave Johnston first met mandolin player Jeff Austin and formed the earliest iteration of the band will get ’em, so hurry up and leave us a comment. (P.S. Don’t forget to include your e-mail address!)

1 Comment so far

  1. bmessina on April 15th, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    Urbana, IL!


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