Yonder Mountain String Band Parting Ways With Jake Jolliff, Adds Nick Piccininni

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Yonder Mountain String Band announced mandolin player Jacob Jolliff will depart the group at the end of 2019. Nick Piccininni of Floodwood will join the band starting in 2020.

“The new year brings some changes for Yonder Mountain String Band. As of January 1, 2020, we will be saying farewell to our brother and fellow musician, Jacob Jolliff,” begins a note from the group. “This comes to you as a deeply considered decision. We are grateful for the music, the memories and friendship we forged with Jake and are in full support of his future endeavors with The Jacob Jolliff Band. We hope to join forces with them down the road. Of course, Jake will play out the rest of the 2019 calendar, including our Colorado New Year’s run.”

“At this time, we also have the honor of welcoming multi-instrumentalist Nick Piccininni, who will be touring with us this winter,” added YMSB. “We first discovered Nick when he was a member of the band Floodwood. In addition to performing as part of YMSB for a few shows earlier this year, Nick has shared the stage with many acts over the years, including The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Stephen Marley, The Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Lettuce, and more.” Jolliff joined Yonder for tours in 2014 and officially became a member in 2015 after the departure of Jeff Austin.

Check out the full statement from Yonder below: