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Published: 2013/06/27

Sam Bush, Noam Pikelny and More Sit in with Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band played two shows in Colorado this past weekend tied to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. On Friday night, the Colorado natives performed at Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House. Guitarist Stephen Mougin sat in with Yonder throughout their entire second set, including on “Casualty,” “Kentucky Mandolin,” “Redbird,” “Crow Black Chicken,” “Unwanted Love,” “Groundspeed,” “Death Trip” and “If You’re Ever In Oklahoma.” Punch Brothers banjo ace Noam Pikelny, who was in town for a performance with his “friends” band, also sat in on the first half of Yonder’s second set.(Pikelny is an old-school Yonder fan who credits the band with helping launch his career.) Mougin returned at the end of the night for the two-song encore of “ Walking Shoes” and “Let Me Fall.”

Then, on Saturday Yonder performed in the mountain resort’s Town Park as part of the festival. At the end of their show, Telluride stapke Sam Bush emerged to play fiddle on “Sidewalk Stars,” “All The Time,” “Rag Doll,” “Traffic Jam” and the encore of “Down The River Road.”

Here’s a look at this weekend’s setlists via

Saturday, June 22, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Town Park, Telluride, CO

Set I: Snow On The Pines> Follow Me Down To The Riverside> Snow On The Pines> Boatman, Pockets, Stumped, Fingerprint, Troubled Mind> Looking Back Over My Shoulder> Left Me In A Hole, Sidewalk Stars (1), All The Time (1)> Rag Doll (1)> Traffic Jam (1), E: Down The River Road (1)

(1) Sam Bush on fiddle

Friday, June 21, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, CO

Set I: Cuckoo’s Nest> Ten, 40 Miles From Denver, Spanish Harlem Incident, Don’t Worry Happy Birthday, Only A Northern Song, Jack A Roe, Smiles Like She’s Always Been A Friend, East Nashville Easter> Gut Feeling> Slap Yer Mammy

Set II: Casualty (1) (2), Kentucky Mandolin (1) (2), Redbird (1) (2), Crow Black Chicken (1) (2), Unwanted Love (1) (2), Groundspeed (1) (2), Death Trip (1) (2), If You’re Ever In Oklahoma (1) (2)

E: Walking Shoes (1), Let Me Fall (1)

(1) Stephen Mougin on guitar
(2) Noam Pikelny on banjo

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