Can you think of a better place for Yonder Mountain String Band to release its sixth studio album than at Telluride Bluegrass Festival? We can’t, seeing as the Colorado-born band has become such a fixture at TBF and other Planet Bluegrass events.
But to sweeten the Colorado connections, Yonder Mountain String Band has also announced it will celebrate the release later this summer with a performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
The album, “Black Sheep,” will be released on June 16 and Yonder Mountain String Band plays Red Rocks on Aug. 21. Greensky Bluegrass and Fruition will open the show.
This marks the first release from the band since founding member Jeff Austin left the group in April.
“This record sounds more like Yonder than any record we’ve ever done. I’m hoping that when people are finished listening to it, they’ll just hit play and listen to it again,” Yonder’s Ben Kaufmann said in a press release.
Tickets for the Red Rocks show go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 28 and cost $38.95-$44.95.