Yonder Mountain String Band Re-Release Semal 2 Album


Just a few weeks ahead of their 2021 Fall Tour, Sept. 27, 2021, marked two decades since the release of the acclaimed Colorado bluegrass luminaries Yonder Mountain String Bands 2nd studio album Town by Town. To celebrate, Yonder Mountain Sring band has decided to rerelease the modern classic on 180g double vinyl.

Town by Townwas released on Yonder Mountain String Bands independent label Frog Pad Records and features founding membersAdam Aijala, Dave Johnston, Ben Kaufmann, and Jeff Austin, along with album producer Tim OBrien who lends his skill on fiddle and bouzouki. read more

Indigo Bunting

The all-blue male Indigo Bunting sings with cheerful gusto and looks like a scrap of sky with wings. Sometimes nicknamed blue canaries, these brilliantly colored yet common and widespread birds whistle their bouncy songs through the late spring and summer all over eastern North America. Look for Indigo Buntings in weedy fields and shrubby areas near trees, singing from dawn to dusk atop the tallest perch in sight or foraging for seeds and insects in low vegetation.

Look for Indigo Buntings in midsummer along rural roads, where they often sing from telephone lines or wooded edges for hours on end. One of the best ways to find them is to learn to recognize the bouncy quality of the paired notes in their song. During migration you may see large flocks of Indigo Buntings feeding in agricultural fields or on lawns. In fall their mostly brown plumage can make them tricky to identify, but look for tinges of blue in the wings or tail as a giveaway. read more