Jeff Austin & Friends March Run


Yonder Mountain String Band mandolinist, Jeff Austin, announced a series of spring shows in his home state, Colorado:

03.12 Boulder, CO The Fox*
03.13 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre*
03.14 Denver, CO The Bluebird*
03.15 Rollinsville, CO The Stage Stop
*- Larry Keel and Natural Bridge Supporting

Jeff Austin
Austin handpicked and crafted his all-star band for these special shows. Joining Austin will be former String Cheese Incident guitarist and Austin's neighbor, Billy Nershi, fiddler extraordinaire and longtime friend of Yonder, Darol Anger, and bassist Bryn Bright, who's recently toured with Tony Rice and Peter Rowan, and Patty Griffin.

Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, will support three of the shows (March 12, 13 and 14). Austin is a long-time fan of the flat-picking guitar master Larry Keel and his band Natural Bridge. Connecting traditional songs of yesterday with their own original and inventive sounds of today, Larry Keel creates astonishingly powerful acoustic music rich in heritage, heart and hot licks. With a style that evokes both atomic rock energy and dynamic tonal purity, Keel and his ensemble are intent upon taking their instruments and their voices to their fullest potential for emotion and amazement.

[Published on: 2/28/08]

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HarlandEast starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/28/2008 05:59PM
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what wonderful news!

what a week it will be

TendaiCooney Thu 2/28/2008 06:14PM
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that is the most unbelievable tour i have ever seen. im not worthy.

marshbt Thu 2/28/2008 07:15PM
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Got mine for the fox, thinking of doing the stage stop. Haven't been this stoked for a show in a while

phishluvr starstarstarstar Thu 2/28/2008 07:46PM
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Awesome, but couldn't you get a better picture than that one?

phishluvr starstarstarstar Thu 2/28/2008 07:47PM
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It's not Bryn Bright, it Bryn Davies (she's divorced now)

Any couldn't you get a better picture than that one?

hippyjessica Thu 2/28/2008 08:21PM
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I need to move to Colorado.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/28/2008 08:44PM
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I second that hippyjessica. this tour is jaw dropping.

sven2388 Thu 2/28/2008 09:41PM
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i wish i liked bluegrass more. I could walk to the aggie show but dunno if ill the cash for it. gotta save up for Lotus...

OysterDead starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/29/2008 06:18AM
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NC would love some of this!

aquariumdrunk Fri 2/29/2008 06:54AM
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I need to get to the Stage Stop for this.

ao1 starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/29/2008 07:23AM
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Guess colorado is where its at.....this is gunna be amazing

ScIFreak starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/29/2008 07:32AM
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That's what Nershie really needs some old bluegrass fun in CO, whish I could make it there Larry Keel is also there mmmm It's been a while since we have been to CO Van, we should make the trip!!

Shmo-Kaine starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/29/2008 07:39AM
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Yet another AMAZING tour that I'll miss because I live in the MW:(

manida Fri 2/29/2008 08:36AM
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refresh your page after you post and it should show you comment..

you folks in colorado are spoiled worse than west coasters.. :)

bolsernt Fri 2/29/2008 09:46AM
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manida... use to thing the same thing. lately, i have been studying the mcreynolds cross-picking style. cross-picking really changed the way music was could be played on the mandolin, post-monroe. it's very different, which could be said of austins' style. he has definitely formed his own and you won't hear his licks anywhere else. although not the most technically sound player out there, you have to give him props for creating his own sound.

wharfrat04 starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/29/2008 12:13PM
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Wished i lived in CO. This tour looks great and with the keels opening, those are going to be some special shows. Wish a line up like this would do a full tour and come to the east coast. The only thing better for me would be if Jeff put togeather a line up with Todd Snider.

Personally Jeff Austin is the strongest member in YMSB, not that it's a competition of who's the best. It's just that he's the perfect leader for the band and his energy really get's things going, and I love his style of playing. But then again my oppinion is horribly biased since there one of my favorite bands next to cheese, and the dead. I'm also glad to see Nershi playing with jeff and in the Emmit,Nershi Band. I just find them more interesting then Honkytonk Homeslice. Although I haven't seen them since scott law joined.

happydestiny Sat 3/1/2008 10:09AM
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this sounds badass but but to call it a tour or run is overstating it, more like a fifty mile radius residency. hey bama from boulder have fun bro... can't wait to team up for rothbury. peace.

wharfrat-- scott law has been with honkeytonk homeslice since the begining, nershi his wife and scott make up HTHS.. although I do agree their shows are pretty stale when playing alone, saw the HTHS hoedown in jackson a couple years back... but when they added some RRE members and other stellar muscians they rawked it out, for 'string' bands that is

have fun colorado ians ites whatever you call yourselves

wharfrat04 Sat 3/1/2008 10:30AM
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actually the first honleytonk homeslice shows didn't have scott law. He came around the time they released the alblum, which he's on. But they did a tour opening for RRE prior to that where they played without Scott Law. I destictly remember when they anounced him joining the band. If you remeber the origal band photo on the site was just bill and jill back to back both holding guns. It was a funny photo but no scott law on the band description on the site and no scott law when I saw them open for RRE. This was a year prior to the anoucement that cheese was going on hiatus. It was when chesse took a break in winter of 2005 and then came back in the summer with the cheese/ratdog tour. I belive the first HTHS hoedown was in 2006 and that would have had scott law in the band.

Beerbear starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/3/2008 10:37AM
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Bryn Davies is bad ass!! Let's see this act added the the Northwest String Summit. Wooohoo!

bowtrout Mon 3/3/2008 03:40PM
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Wow, besides a brief mention from SCIFREAK, I can't believe nobody has really mentioned the Larry Keel & Natural Bridge opener. If some of you are teetering on the fence as to go to one of these upcoming shows, please do so and get there for the LKNB opening set. Besides possibly Tony Rice, I've never seen anyone that can play flatpick like Larry Keel can....oh, and Natural Bridge isn't too shabby either.

WLHart86 starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/6/2008 10:49PM
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Yes. Colorado is were its at. (As always.)

*Jeff* starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/12/2010 08:39AM
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Yesterday I was thinking about just how bad I missed the Keels, sinced moving from NC. Now I see that I'm less than an hour away from a night in heaven!!

*Jeff* Fri 2/12/2010 08:51AM
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two years too late....