COLORADO'S OWN YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND
TO PERFORM AT OBAMA'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT INVESCO FIELD IN DENVER AUG. 28, 2008
ALSO PERFORMING ARE WILL.I.AM, SHERYL CROW, STEVIE WONDER, AND JENNIFER HUDSON
Yonder Mountain String Band, hailing from Nederland, Colorado (forty miles northwest of Denver), is honored to perform at this year's Democratic National Convention held in Denver August 24 - 28. Yonder will take the stage on the final day of the convention - August 28 at INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium - just prior to Barack Obama's highly anticipated acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination. Also scheduled to perform at the event are will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow, and Stevie Wonder.
The convention anticipates 75,000 people in attendance, and a huge international and national media audience, for the acceptance event. This 2008 Democratic National Convention is a monumental moment in the country's history and in Denver specifically, marking the first convention to be held in Denver in one hundred years. This acceptance speech event, which was moved to INVESCO Field at Obama's request, will host more general public than any previous acceptance speech.
After ten years of solid touring and recording, Yonder Mountain String Band continues to break new ground, bending their rock-infused bluegrass sound with their marathon live shows. Jeff Austin (mandolin), Adam Aijala (guitar), Dave Johnston (banjo), and Ben Kaufmann (bass), have formed a group that is a force to be reckoned with. This summer has been very busy for the band, including the release of Mountain Tracks: Volume 5 (the band's new live album), a national tour, a main stage performance at Bonnaroo, the band's seventh appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, a performance at the inaugural ROTHBURY festival, the annual North West String Summit, hosted by the band, and their big return to headline Red Rocks. The band will close out their summer touring with a performance at Jazz Aspen on Labor Day. Yonder heads back out on tour for the month of October. In between touring, Yonder will return to the studio with famed producer Tom Rothrock (who's produced Elliot Smith and Beck), to record a new studio album.
YMSB tour dates available here.