If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrumentation and progressive musical structures resonated with local crowds. The quartet has spent the past year playing sold-out shows in venues across the country and appeared on The Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Despite the national exposure, the guys still consider the group a Colorado act playing Colorado bluegrass, even if they can't describe the exact characteristics of their sound. The band returns to the Boulder Theater for a four-night New Year's run from Friday, December 28 through Monday, December 31.
Fri., Dec. 28, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 29, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 30, 8 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., 2012