The Yonder Mountain String Band is an American progressive bluegrass group from Nederland, Colorado. Composed of Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann, and Adam Aijala, the band has released five studio albums and several live recordings to date.
This is a very special tour and a once in a lifetime event. With Jeff Austin taking time off of the road while welcoming his new baby, The Travelin' McCourys will not only play the part of openers but Ronnie McCoury (mandolin) and Jason Carter (fiddle) will join Yonder for their set each night.
The Travelin’ McCourys are made up of 80% of the Del McCoury Band, as sons of the bluegrass legend Ronnie McCoury (mandolin) and Rob McCoury (banjo) continue their father's work - a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people's lives. With fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating. The McCourys don't stand still, they are on the road - and online - entertaining audiences with live music that includes some of the best musicians and singers from all genres; always different, always exciting and always great music.
The Travelin' McCourys recently released and album with Keller Williams to critical acclaim. The album is a wonderful mixture of Keller's easy-going Americana style and The Travelin' McCourys precise mastery of Bluegrass. The McCourys have also been hitting the road with bluegrass all stars Peter Rowan and Tony Rice in a tribute to Bill Monroe. It is true, they do not sit still!
"Take one of the world’s greatest bluegrass bands, replace its silver-haired patriarch with one of a rotating cast of top-notch singer/guitarists and here’s what you get. And while you might expect the Travelin’ McCourys to be either some kind of consolation prize or something completely different, the group actually offer an enjoyable reminder that the Del McCoury Band are ultimately a band." -Nashville Scene