Latest Adam Aijala Articles
Jamgrass act Yonder Mountain String Band are bringing their new lineup to both coasts and a number of cities in between over the course of a month-long spring tour.
- The Infamous Stringdusters & Yonder Mountain String Band Cover Grateful Dead & Rolling Stones In Seattle
The Infamous Stringdusters & Yonder Mountain String Band teamed up on the Grateful Dead’s “Mister Charlie” and The Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations” to end their Saturday night show at The Showbox in Seattle.
Yonder Mountain String Band’s first tour with multi-instrumentalist Nick Piccininni began last week and included a tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart in Bozeman on Friday night.
Yonder Mountain String Band guitarist Adam Aijala discusses his experience at the Jeff Austin tribute, collaborating with Handmade Moments and more in a “The Art Of The Sit-In” segment featured in Episode 53 of ‘The JamBase Podcast.’
Jake Jolliff will be departing Yonder Mountain String Band at the end of 2019 with Nick Piccininni coming aboard in 2020.
Greensky Bluegrass closed out the 2019 Strings & Sol destination event in Puerto Morelos, Mexico on Sunday night by welcoming members of the other acts on the lineup to perform the traditional “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”
About Adam Aijala
Adam was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and spent the majority of his childhood in the nearby town of Sterling. As a young teen, Adam loved skateboarding and listening to punk and hardcore music. He was exposed to such bands as Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys, and the Descendents. In 1986, at age 13, he began playing electric guitar and taking lessons. He learned power chords first, playing dozens of short punk tunes. In his early years of high school, he added metal bands like Metallica and Slayer to his repertoire. Shortly after, Adam’s musical tastes began to shift. He began listening to Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and even the Grateful Dead. Desiring a new sound, Adam picked up his first acoustic guitar at age 17. He started listening to Bob Dylan and in college, Old and In The Way. During his years at UMass Amherst, Adam played whenever he could as he studied Forestry. After graduation in 1995, and after a couple of major knee surgeries, he played several open mics around Worcester; strumming his originals like “Left Me In A Hole”, along with Dylan covers. He worked in the forestry field until 1997, when another knee injury forced him to rethink his career choice. It was at this point that Adam decided to pursue his career in music, moving to Nederland, Colorado. It was there where he met Jeff, Ben, and Dave and the rest is history.
Listen to the Summer 2000 version of The Allman Brothers Band playing a 34-minute “Mountain Jam.”
An interview with God Street Wine guitarist Lo Faber examines the band’s past, present and future as well as his solo album, ‘Bottomland.’
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra will focus on the Northeast ahead of Dark Star Jubilee for the second leg of their Spring Tour 2020.
Stream “Dance Of The Clairvoyants,” the lead single off Pearl Jam’s upcoming new album, ‘Gigaton.’
Phil Lesh, David Crosby, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, John Mayer and more are part of the LOCKN’ festival 2020 lineup.