Show Review: Yonder Mountain & the Travelin’ McCoury’s in Lexington, KY

Over the past 10 years as I really started travelling and seeing a lot of live music Lexington, KY really stands out as a town that has been steadily growing in the jam scene. I’ve had a number of friends from there over the year’s and as time goes by it’s very exciting to me that I’m getting more and more excuses to make it back to Lexington. So this was a great chance to meet up with some old friends, check out some awesome music and find out what I had in store for me when these two groups come through Urbana and play the Canopy Club here in a few weeks.

This trip gave me the opportunity to check out the new Buster’s. Overall it’s a great venue where you can really get right up next to the artists. Located in the old Lexington Distillery District, a neighborhood that is really growing itself, Buster’s has a great atmosphere inside and out. The great neighborhood really contributes to the whole scene.

The Travelin’ McCoury’s

The whole crew except Del of course. I thought they were the perfect opener to get me in the mood for Yonder. The set was maybe a little too laid back for my taste, a lotta slow stuff, but that was probably just me being pumped and more in the mood for some kickin’ bluegrass. The show is definitely worth a listen though, I found a great recording of both these guys opening and Yonder on Thanks a ton to guys like this that do such an awesome job taping and sharing! Live recording by Brian Porter

Setlist (I missed a few): Intro – ??? – Deeper Shade Of Blue – (You’re The) Devil In Disguise – ??? – Sally Goodin – It’s A Lonesome Feeling – Rosa Lee McFall – Limehouse Blues – Evangelina – The Kentucky Waltz – Lonesome, On’ry And Mean – I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky

Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder in Lextington

Awesome show! Minus Jeff Austin, but plus Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Jason Carter on fiddle this really was a great show! I can’t recommend that you listen to the recording below when you get a chance. Two great sets with covers tucked in perfectly. I added a video of part of the all acoustic encore at the bottom. I can’t wait until the come through Urbana in few weeks!

Set 1: Fastbal l > Things You’re Selling, High On A Hilltop, Hey Bulldog, Freeborn Man> Wheel Hoss > Freeborn Man, Deep Pockets, Pain In My Heart, Funtime > Boatman

Set 2: Blue Collar Blues, Don’t Worry Happy Birthday, Troubled Mind > 20 Eyes > Troubled Mind, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Dark Hollow, Sidewalk Stars > My Gal, You’re No Good, Goodle Days, Stumped, Finally Saw The Light, Years With Rose > Pretty Daughter E: Ooh La La, Dominated Love Slave

Another great recording! Full show recorded by Brian Porter