Yonder Mountain String Band (YMSB) has announced that they are parting ways with mandolinist Jacob Jolliff as of January 1st, 2020. Jolliff will turn his attention to The Jacob Jolliff Band next year.

Additionally, the band announced that multi-instrumentalist Nick Piccininni will join them on their 2020 winter tour. Piccininni is best known as a member of the band Floodwood and has performed with YMSB several times this year.

You can read the full message from YMSB regarding the lineup change below:

Hey everybody,

First off, we would like to share our profound gratitude for your love and support over the years, especially through this last one. We couldn’t do it without you, and we continue to do it for you. As such, we feel it is important to keep you in the loop.

The new year brings some changes for Yonder Mountain String Band. As of January 1, 2020, we will be saying farewell to our brother and fellow musician, Jacob Jolliff. This comes to you as a deeply considered decision. We are grateful for the music, the memories and friendship we forged with Jake and are in full support of his future endeavors with The Jacob Jolliff Band. We hope to join forces with them down the road. Of course, Jake will play out the rest of the 2019 calendar, including our Colorado New Year’s run.

At this time, we also have the honor of welcoming multi-instrumentalist Nick Piccininni, who will be touring with us this winter.

We first discovered Nick when he was a member of the band Floodwood. In addition to performing as part of YMSB for a few shows earlier this year, Nick has shared the stage with many acts over the years, including The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Stephen Marley, The Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Lettuce, and more.

Thank you all for your continued support. We look forward to creating more incredible moments with you all in 2020!


Yonder Mountain String Band

The Colorado-based Yonder Mountain String Band has consistently expanded and redefined bluegrass for nearly two decades with their exploration of rock n’ roll and improvisation. Their rigorous tour schedule includes festivals, like the Charm City Bluegrass Festival, as well as headlining shows around the country.

Fans will have four more opportunities to see Jolliff perform with Adam Aijala, Ben Kaufmann, Dave Johnston, and Allie Kral as Yonder Mountain String Band plays their upcoming four-night Colorado New Year’s run. Yonder will play two nights at Boulder’s Fox Theatre on December 27th-28th before a night at Breckenridge’s Breckenridge Riverwalk Center Adm on December 29th. The final chance to see Jolliff will come on December 31st at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House.

For tickets and more tour information visit the band’s official website.