Yonder Mountain Pays Tribute To Eric Vandercar In Atlanta

By Team JamBase Feb 7, 2015 10:00 am PST

Images by: Ian Rawn

Yonder Mountain String Band :: 2.06.15 :: Variety Playhouse :: Atlanta, GA

The show went on for Yonder Mountain String Band last night at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta despite a case of the flu invading the group’s tour bus. Ben Kaufmann even sang “Jail Song,” which is usually sung by Adam Aijala, as Adam’s voice was hurting from the flu. Kaufmann took a moment during the first set to make a very special dedication to Eric Vandercar, who was killed on Tuesday night when the Metro-North train he was riding collided with an SUV. Ben explained Vandercar’s frequent role as a taper and said the band decided that instead of the usual moment of silence, they wanted the capacity crowd to turn towards the taper section and yell “Shhhhh!!!!” at the same time. We can only imagine Vandercar would’ve gotten a huge kick out of the tribute. Watch the dedication and version of “Train Bound For Glory” after a gallery of photos from last night’s show taken by Ian Rawn.

4EV Dedication > Train Bound For Glory Video (captured by Z-Man)

Setlist (via Z-Man’s Recording)

Set One: Jam > End Is Not In Sight, Part I > Dominated Love Slave, Anna Lee, Travelin’ Prayer, Homage To Eric Vandercar, Train Bound For Glory Land > Shenandoah Valley Breakdown, Cylinders, Sidewalk Stars > Saint In The City

Set Two: Son Of A Preacherman, Jail Song*, Eat My Dust, Ripcord Blues, Game of Thrones Theme Song, Damned If The Right One Didn’t Go Wrong, Shady Grove > Wheel Hoss > Jam > Shady Grove > Angel > Girlfriend Is Better > Angel

Encore: Ooh La La, Way Down The River Road

* First Time Sung By Ben As Adam’s Voice Hurting From The Flu.

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