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Published: 2014/07/24

Jeff Austin Band Set Fall Tour Dates

Jeff Austin Band will embark on a tour of the west coast beginning in October with a stop at the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, AZ. Additional stops along the way include a slot at the Hangtown Halloween ball as well as a Halloween show at Nectar’s Lounge in Seattle before closing out the run November 1 in Bellingham, WA.

Joining the former Yonder Mountain String Band frontman is Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin. The band has also been in the studio with a number of other musicians for an album due out in 2015.

Jeff Austin Band Tour Dates:

August 1 Bridgeport, CT—Gathering of the Vibes*
August 9 Alta, WY—Targhee Bluegrass Festival
August 16 Bond, CO —Yarmony Grass*
August 22 Nederland, CO—NedFest
August 23 Keystone, CO—Keystone Resort
August 24 Crested Butte, CO—Center for the Arts
September 5-6 Arrington, VA—Lockn’ Festival*
September 12 Utopia, TX—Utopia Festival*
September 13-14 Danville, IL—Phases of the Moon
October 21 Flagstaff, AZ—Orpheum Theater
October 22 Phoenix, AZ—Musical Instruments Museum
October 23 Los Angeles, CA—The Mint
October 24-26 Placerville, CA—Hangtown Halloween Ball#
October 28 Arcata, CA—Humbrews
October 29 Eugene, OR—WOW Hall
October 30 Portland, OR—Mississippi Studios
October 31 Seattle, WA—Nectar’s Lounge
November 1 Bellingham, WA—The Green Frog

*w/Grateful Grass #w/JAB plays two days and Jeff is an Artist-At-Large


There are 19 comments associated with this post

Cool man July 24, 2014, 14:05:34

Meanwhile, Yonder is playing awesome festivals around the country and couldn’t be happier.

doitright July 24, 2014, 14:26:52

He’s playing with Grateful Grass at vibes not Jeff Austin band

Head'n down the river July 24, 2014, 14:29:02

I was just at string summit last weekend and I’ll tell ya first hand it isn’t the same without Jeff Austin. It was good.. But not epic

bj July 24, 2014, 14:41:55

yeah i agree, it’s still fun but austin and his energy is what made yonder, yonder.

Samsa July 24, 2014, 14:51:58

Jeff Austin isnt just playing a “slot” at Hangtown, he’s one of the festival’s Artists At Large, which will be a fun opportunity for him to express his personality on his own! Can’t wait.

Scott gone yonderin July 24, 2014, 14:59:15

So Jeff will be playing the mint .. I will be there.. Very confused though does this mean that the others in YMSB hate LA and that’s why the 4 year hiatus from playing here? Or is Jeff just desperate to get on with his band that he will play here ?? Either way I’ll be there

uncool man July 24, 2014, 16:13:56

MORE LIKE: Meanwhile the rest of the band is on their farewell tour…Fast forward to next summer and we will see who is headlining big festivals and who is trying to find a new fan-base… The band formerly known as YMSB will soon be opening for big name pop cheese country/bluegrass bands at state fairgrounds full of fans more concerned with decal stickers on their trucks than a sweet pin on their hat and where the mol dawg is at… (if they can be so lucky)

nickt1631 July 24, 2014, 16:23:36

Last two Yonder shows I attended were the best ones I had seen in many moons. Last two shows were without Austin. Love a lot of the Jeff songs, but his mando playing has been seriously lacking lately. Best of luck to him, but the new Yonder will continue on and prosper without him.

Who cares July 24, 2014, 16:46:52

I’ve Seen 3 yonder shows recently after taking a few year break (Got old seeing jeff strung out and babbling) they were amazing!! So happy to be able to enjoy a yonder show again!

KB July 24, 2014, 16:53:50

Talk about mixed reviews! I guess time will tell with this one. Maybe they will all go on to kick lots of ass.

cruc1al July 24, 2014, 17:42:37

just googled some jeff austin “and friends” youtube vids with the same line up. Sounds bad.

Not what you want to hear July 25, 2014, 02:44:33

Danny barns is boring. Seen him with Jeff solo and with Jeff and yonder and it was always a sleeper. Far from the psychedelic newgrass yonder taught me to love….. What a joke of a band. Swoop tye north, Darol anger Paul mccandless and a good flat picker on guitar and will think about checking it out… Until then, I’m stacking chips for yonder.

Erin Scholze July 25, 2014, 09:36:00

Top clarify on the tour dates: Four of the shows are Grateful Grass Sets of Jeff with Keller Williams. These dates are posted below: 8/01 Fri – Gathering of the Vibes – Bridgeport, CT*
8/16 Sat – Yarmony Grass – Bond, CO*
9/5-6 Fri-Sat – Lockn’ Festival – Arrington, VA*
9/12 Fri – Utopia Festival – Utopia, TX^ * Jeff plays with Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams and Keith Moseley
^ Jeff plays with Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams and Sam Grisman

Pine Trees July 25, 2014, 10:07:57

Danny Barnes is not boring—he is super talented. Def a level above Dave – He’s worked with Bill Frizell- And why are we still arguing over the least talented (musicianship wise) jam grass band on the scene- I have always enjoyed YMSB in the past but when compared to real bluegrass musicians- or even other jam grass bands it is ultimately not fair to them…they did have their moments in early 2000’s tho— saw some killer shows in VT back then…

LetsGoCaps July 25, 2014, 12:14:35

I was able to catch YMSB at DelFest this year. One of the better shows I’ve seen In a while. Pretty damn awesome. Good luck to everyone.

Peachhead July 25, 2014, 17:25:22

Saw yonder at telluride. Still good musicianship but they have definitely lost their character and energy a bit

B wizzle July 26, 2014, 13:24:36

I have been a yonder fan for around 12 years now. I definitely loved jeff with them in the beginning….. But the past few years it seemed to me that they weren’t flowing as a band anymore and it showed in their music and energy on stage. I have caught about 4 shows since jeff has left and only one with jeff austin and friends. AND LET ME TELL YOU I THINK YONDER IS WAY BETTER OFF WITHOUT JEFF THAN JEFF IS WITHOUT THEM. Not hating on either one. Jeff lis still an awesome artist, just not as good without the other three!

Wilson July 26, 2014, 20:40:42

Neither will be what ymsb was. But now jeff is with very talented musicians and ymsb is now with two very talented musicians. Win win, folks. Quit ya bitchin

Winging This August 22, 2014, 19:36:30

The new band Jeff has backing him up — Danny Barnes, Ross Martin, and Eric Thorin — is made up of some of the most incredible Bluegrass players on the scene. There’s not a doubt in my mind that Jeff traded up in spades. Can’t wait to see them!

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