Yonder Mountain String Band kicked off their four-night NYE run at the Boulder Theater last night, playing a tribute to the 1960’s with legendary mandolinist Sam Bush. With each night paying tribute to a decade, the 60’s provided the perfect backdrop for the madness ahead.
The band integrated their originals with covers, and brought out a bevy of exciting tunes. Highlights from the first set included The Rolling Stones’ “Jumping Jack Flash,” Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds,” The Lovin Spoonful’s “Summer In The City.” Check out “FWIW” below, courtesy of YouTube user Kyle Isaac:
The second set kept things grooving right along, with Smokey Robinson’s “I Second That Emotion,” The Turtles’ “Happy Together,” The Beatles’ “Only A Northern Song.” The finale was an incredible version of Jefferson’s Airplane “White Rabbit,” featuring vocals from Bush and new member Allie Kral. Watch below:
Setlist: Yonder Mountain String Band at Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO – 12/30/15
Set I: Around You, Jumping Jack Flash, Spanish Harlem, For What It’s Worth, Winds Of Wyoming -> Suspicious Minds -> Winds Of Wyoming -> Bound To Ride, Summer In The City -> KY Mando -> Summer In The City -> Rambler’s Anthem
Set II: Jail Song, Casualty -> I Second That Emotion -> Casualty, Preacher Man, Southern Flavor -> I’m Lost, End Is Not In Sight, Girl You’ll Be A Woman, Northern Song -> Happy Together -> Sidewalk Stars -> Northern Song
Encore: White Rabbit