Andrew McConathy Joins Yonder Mountain String Band At Ardmore Music Hall


Yonder Mountain String Band rolled through the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Friday night. The Colorado-based bluegrass outfit welcomed singer and guitarist Andrew McConathy of fellow Colorado-based band and opener The Drunken Hearts.

YMSB kicked things off with the staple “Troubled Mind” which led into a cover of The Misfits’ “20 Eyes” before returning to “Troubled Mind.” About halfway through the set Yonder brought out McConathy who led the band on “Raleigh & Spencer,” a traditional that YMSB covered going back to the late-1990s in the band’s early days but which appears to have not been played since the late great Jeff Austin left the group in 2014.

After “Raleigh & Spencer,” Yonder kept up the classics with “Keep On Going,” a song the band recently dusted off, which segued into another staple cover, John Hartford’s “2 Hits And The Joint Turned Brown,” before heading back into “Keep On Going.” The band then delivered their recently debuted cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Misty Mountain Hop.” YMSB closed out the set with the newer tune “Fade To Black.”

Yonder reemerged for a three-song encore of the traditional “I Know You Rider,” The Stanley Brothers’ bluegrass classic “Sharecroppers Son” and the title track to YMSB’s 2015 album Black Sheep to close out the evening. Check out the full show via below:


Set: Troubled Mind > 20 Eyes > Troubled Mind, I’ve Always Been Crazy, Chasing My Tail, Left Me in a Hole, Around You, Loved You Enough, 40 Miles From Denver, Raleigh & Spencer [1], Keep On Going > 2 Hits & The Joint Turned Brown > Keep On Going, Misty Mountain Hop, Black Truck, High On A Hilltop, Damned If The Right One Didn’t Go Wrong, Fade To Black

Encore: I Know You Rider, Sharecroppers Son, Black Sheep


[1] with Andrew McConathy