In House #1642: New Self-Titled Yonder Mountain String Band; New Jesse DeNatale, Greg Graffin
Colorado's Yonder Mountain String Band aren't your everyday bluegrass act. Over the course of three previous studio albums and a handful of live recordings they've shown a tendency to spice things up a bit, adding elements of alt-country and jam-band sounds, among others, into the mix. The band has just released their first studio effort in three years, a new self-titled album out on Vanguard records. It pairs them with the production of Tom Rothrock, who has in the past worked with the likes of Beck and Elliott Smith, in what would seem to be a move designed to remove them even further from the sometimes stuffy porches of "old-timey." The band begins an extended tour this Friday night and hits Salt Lake City's Port O' Call on June 21st.
Yonder Mountain String Band
Also today, music from a new album on the way from singer-songwriter Jesse DeNatale. His second release, Soul Parade, comes out July 11th on the Jackpine Social Club label. Why should you pay attention to this? Only Tom Waits has called him "a unique and original American voice." DeNatale will be touring this summer in support of the new release.
In House #1642.
Focus: New release from the Yonder Mountain String Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, plus new music from Greg Graffin, Neil Young, Jesse DeNatale and more.
BONUS MP3 from today's show-
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: "Toothbrush & My Table" (MP3)
In House PODCAST #120