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JJB October Tour!

The JJB is returning to the west coast in October! I have proof, because I’m writing this just after purchasing airline tickets for the last hour—a task I savor and look forward to for weeks. I can’t wait to play The Freight and Salvage again; I have so many great memories of performing there with Joy Kills Sorrow. Then we return to my old stomping grounds, the bluegrass stronghold of Oregon, for three shows. It’s always a blast to go back there, see so many old friends, and hoist up the facade that I like “hiking” again—something I held in place for my entire upbringing, only to gloriously rip off when I moved to the east coast in 2007. Finally, we’ll visit Prosser, WA, for a show at The Roots Cellar. The band has never played in Prosser, but I have a sneaking suspicion we’re huge there! And for those of you that have complained in the past that JJB shows don’t feature enough mandolin, we’ve decide to quadruple the mandolin air time by turning all fiddle, guitar, and bass solos in to mandolin breaks.  If mid-tour this still doesn’t seem sufficient, we might make a game time decision to convert all 2nd and 3rd verses in to more mandolin features as well. So not to worry! I kid, but anyway, we sure hope to see a bunch of west coast friends on this trip!  


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10/9 Berkeley, CA- The Freight and Salvage

10/10 Applegate, OR- The Applegate Lodge

10/11 North Bend, OR- The Liberty Theater

10/12 Monmouth, OR- Rice Auditorium @ Western Oregon University

10/13 Prosser, WA- The Roots Cellar @ Brewminatti



Yonder Mountain String Band Returns To Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Yonder Mountain String Band Returns To Red Rocks Amphitheatre

I had the honor of performing for the first time with Yonder Mountain String Band at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre last year, and now we'll be returning to this incredible venue on August 20th!

Accompanying YMSB for this year’s homecoming, we welcome Drive-By Truckers, as well as special guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  This powerful and eclectic line-up features the amazing soulful southern rock of Drive-By Truckers, the rich jazz tradition of New Orleans with Preservation Hall, plus the original blend of bluegrass and progressive jam-improvisations of Yonder Mountain.