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Published: 2014/07/08

Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth Trade Sit Ins

Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth traded sit ins over the weekend during their co-headlining tour stops in Cincinnati, Columbus and Grand Rapids.

During Friday night’s show at Moonlite Gardens in Cincinnati, Yonder Mountain String Band guitarist Adam Aijala and guest mandolinist Jake Joliff took the stage with Railroad Earth for “Powderfinger” toward the end of their set before banjoist Dave Johnston joined the fray for “Long Way to Go.” Railroad Earth then closed out their show by inviting all three of the Yonder guys and Joliff to help them with “Bringin’ My Baby Back Home.” Railroad Earth fiddler Tim Carbone also sat in with Yonder Mountain String Band for the “Cuckoo’s Nest” > “Remind Me” > “Boatman” that closed out their set.

The following night, at the LC Communities Pavilion in Columbus, Yonder Mountain String Band were joined by special guests Joliff and fiddler Allie Kral for the duration of their show. The group also got some help from Railroad Earth, who took the stage with them for encore renditions of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” and Earl Scruggs’ “Lonesome Road Blues.” Yonder Mountain String Band were also joined by Joliff and Kral at the Frederik Meijer Garden in Grand Rapids, MI on Sunday night for a gig that featured a stellar cover of Pink Floyd’s “Dogs,” as well as a “Red Bird” encore with all of Railroad Earth.

Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth will continue their co-headlining tour tomorrow night with a show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.

Here’s a look at some of this past weekend’s setlists

Friday, July 4, 2014, Yonder Mountain String Band, Moonlight Gardens, Cincinatti, OH

Set 1: Southern Flavor, Shakedown Street> Robots> Shakedown Street, Polka On A Banjo, Sideshow Blues> Pockets> Sideshow Blues, Deep Pockets, Whitehouse Blues, Spanish Harlem Incident, Cuckoo’s Nest* > Remind Me* > Boatman*

Notes: Jake Jolliff on mandolin & vocals entire show
(*) Tim Carbone on fiddle

Saturday, July 5, 2014, Yonder Mountain String Band, LC Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH

Set 1: Sharecropper’s Son, Don’t You Lean On Me, Idaho, You’re No Good, If You’re Ever In Oklahoma> 40 Miles From Denver> If You’re Ever In Oklahoma, Town, Not Far Away, Nothin But A Breeze, Sometimes I’ve Won, Mental Breakdown, Pass This Way> EMD> Pass This Way> Down The River Road E: Ziggy Stardust*, Lonesome Road Blues*

Notes: Entire show with Allie Kral on fiddle & vocals and Jake Jolliff on mandolin and vocals
(*) with Railroad Earth

Sunday, July 6, 2014, Yonder Mountain String Band, Frederick Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI

Set 1: All The Time, Ripcord Blues, White Freightliner> New Deal Train> White Freightliner, Near Me, Casulaty> Amie> Casualty, Black Sheep, Another Day, Dogs, Raleigh & Spencer E: Red Bird*

Notes: with Railroad Earth

Friday, July 4, 2014, Railroad Earth, Moonlight Gardens, Cincinatti, OH

Set 1: The Jupiter and the 119 – > Fiddlee, Catfish John, Saddle of the Sun – > The Cuckoo, RV, Birds of America, Warhead Boogie – > Powderfinger*, Long Way To Go^, Bringin’ My Baby Back Home**

Notes: (*) with Adam Aijala on acoustic guitar and Jake Jolliff on mandolin
(^) with Adam Aijala on acoustic guitar, Jake Jolliff on mandolin and, Dave Johnston on banjo
(**) with Adam Aijala on acoustic guitar, Jake Jolliff on mandolin, Dave Johnston on banjo and Ben Kaufmann sharing upright bass

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