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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



Tour Announced: The Contingents Featuring Jacob Jolliff + Greg Garrison and Alwyn Robinson from Leftover Salmon

The Contingents Featuring Jacob Jolliff + Greg Garrison and Alwyn Robinson from Leftover Salmon

The Contingents Featuring Jacob Jolliff + Greg Garrison and Alwyn Robinson from Leftover Salmon

The Contingents are a brand new project featuring Alwyn Robinson and Greg Garrison of Leftover Salmon, and Jacob Jolliff of Yonder Mountain String Band. Though the three of them have very different backgrounds, they have a mutual affinity for music in a wide variety of styles. 

The prodigious drummer, Alwyn Robinson, grew up in Marshall, Texas before making the move to Boulder, CO for grad school. He's recorded and shared the stage with countless musical giants including Jeff Coffin, Ron Miles, Oteil Burbridge, and Phil Lesh to name a few.  While living in the front range he connected with virtuoso bassist, Greg Garrison, who was already a member of Leftover Salmon. Originally from Chicago, Greg has collaborated with legends such as Bill Frisell, Chris Thile, Joe Lovano, and Lyle Lovett. Jacob Jolliff is a national champion mandolinist who was raised in Newberg, OR. He relocated to Boston after he received a full scholarship to The Berklee College of Music. He started touring with YMSB in 2014.  These three musicians have played together in different contexts over the years, but this is their debut tour as a trio. You can expect intense and high energy music spanning many genres from bluegrass to jazz to pop.

November 3rd – The Eldo – Crested Butte, Colorado

November 4th – The San Juan Market – Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Novmeber 5th – The Balcony Backstage - Durango, Colorado

November 9th – The Vail Ale House – Vail, Colorado

November 10th – Schmiggity’s – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

November 11th – The Caribou Room – Nederland, Colorado

Announcing Yonder Mountain String Band's Fall Tour

Announcing Yonder Mountain String Band's Fall Tour


Yonder Mountain String Band has announced the Fall Tour Schedule for October. 

October 5th - Birmingham, AL - Wordplay Theatre*

October 6th - Augusta, GA - Jessye Norman Amphitheater *

October 7th - Corolla, NC - Mustang Music Festival

October 8th - Charlotte, NC - U.S. National Whitewater Center^

October 9th - Boone, NC - Legends at Appalachian University^

October 12th - Roanoke, VA - Jefferson Center^

October 13th - Morgantown, WV - MainStage Morgantown^

October 14th - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson Theater^

October 15th - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club^

October 16th - Ardmore, PA - The Ardmore Music Hall^

October 19th-20th - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl+

October 21st - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club+

October 22 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom+

October 23 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall+

October 26 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark+

October 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom+

October 28th - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue+

October 29th - Chicago, IL - House of Blues+

October 30th - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room +

Fruition - * Billy Strings - ^ Pert Near Sandstone - +

Pre-sale begins Wednesday (tomorrow), July 20th, at 10 AM CT via Yonder ticketing.


Grab your pre-sale tickets and get a free download code to redeem tasty live Yonder from the vast catalogue at  Public on-sale begins Friday July 22nd at 10 AM CT.

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.