Jamgrass stalwarts Yonder Mountain String Band throw their annual Northwest String Summit each
at Horning's Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. This year's installment starts today
and runs through Sunday featuring three nights of Yonder, two nights and three sets
of Greensky Bluegrass, two nights of Infamous Stringdusters plus The
Del McCoury Band, Del & Dawg, Greyboy Allstars, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers and
many others. Four-day passes are available at the gate.
For today's Throwback Thursday let's look at two times members of the Grateful
Dead sat-in with Yonder Mountain String Band at Northwest String Summit. The 2010
installment of the event featured an amazing
lineup that included The Rhythm Devils fronted by Grateful Dead
Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. Towards the end of their first
set on July 17, Yonder
utilized their guests for a pair of Grateful Dead classics - "New Speedway Boogie"
"Franklin's Tower." Not only did Billy and Mickey sit in on
"Franklin's," but guitarist Scott Law, banjo wiz Danny Barnes and
fiddle player Darol
guested on the tune as well. Watch how it went down:
At NWSS '12, 7 Walkers featuring Kreutzmann performed at the fest. Billy K.
sat-in with Yonder Mountain String Band on a stellar "Shakedown Street" that also saw
contributions from Anger. Here's pro-shot footage of the cover:
[Published on: 7/16/15]