Music: Yonder Mountain String Band

Ever since founding member Jeff Austin left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2014, there’s been a question floating in the air among fans: How can the band be the same without Austin?

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Yonder Mountain String Band

Ever since founding member Jeff Austin left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2014, there’s been a question floating in the air among fans: How can the band be the same without Austin? The simple answer, of course, is that it can’t. But to say that’s necessarily a bad thing would be to forget what Yonder is about in the first place. Fundamentally a Bluegrass band, Yonder has carved out a progressive niche in its nearly two decades of playing by fusing the string-picking madness of Bluegrass with improvisational Rock & Roll. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.


Yonder Mountain String Band and The Goodle Boys perform Saturday at Coney Island's Moonlite Gardens. More info/tickets: yondermountain.com.


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