Yonder Mountain String Band : Freebird Caf

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Annual Cabin Fever Tour made a stop here with supporting act of Tony Furtado. With a large number of bluegrass fans eager for some music, the show sold out early with its limited number of tickets.

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Under The Influence: A Jamband Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd

Tribute albums are often tricky. Should a band stay faithful to the original version or try to bring a new interpretation of the song to the table? There are solid arguments for both sides of the coin. Luckily for us, the fine folks at Sanctuary Records have provided us with a tribute album that serves to both.

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Sam Bush: King Of My World

He may well be this country’s most famous living mandolinist any side of David Grisman. He is known in some circles as the “Mayor of Telluride” due to the fact that he has performed at 26 of the 27 Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. Some prefer to call him, simply, King Sammy. What ever you call him, you owe it to yourself to take a listen to his latest offering of foot-stomping bluegrass, King Of My World.

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Jeff Austin & Chris Castino: Songs From the Tin Shed

Reviewing Songs From the Tin Shed, a collaboration between The Big Wu’s Chris Castino and Jeff Austin of the Yonder Mountain String Band, promised to be a no-brainer, a work by representatives of two of today’s hottest jambands. I expected pure acoustic gold with this record. Unfortunately, the chaff prevails.

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Best of 2003: From The Artists Perspective

If you want to find the pulse of a culture, discover where the innovators are finding inspiration. So with that in mind, we decided to go right to the source and ask some of our favorite artists what they enjoyed most over the past year. Since Glide covers a diverse helping of artforms, we sought out a truly eclectic mix and asked them all sorts of questions, ranging from great music to great moments. With praises you’d expect and many others you would not (see Keller’s affinity for naked kayaking), it’s a candid sneak peak to life off stage. Though, coming as no surprise, it seems every tourbus rolled the highways this year with Hail To The Thief on repeat.

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