YMSB Signs Free Agent Bob Weaver

The long-dormant drummer for the popular rock band Phish is slowly coming back to public music. On the heels of Jon Fishman’s sit-in with the potty-mouthed Touchpants before RAQ’s Green Apple Music Festival show at Bowery Ballroom last month, the four-piece Yonder Mountain String Band announced today it’s added Fishman to the lineup for its September 2nd show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This is what you’d call a good add:

Yonder will continue to break new ground this Labor Day weekend at Red Rocks. Special guest drummer Jon Fishman of Phish will sit in with Yonder during their 2-set show, which is a dream-come-true for the band.

This is Red Rocks! This is a four-piece string band with a guest drummer!

Fishman

That’ll surely bring out some more Colorado folk to the park on Labor Day weekend, but the undercard should do so as well. I’ve never heard of singer-songwriter Todd Snider, but I’d actually consider seeing the other supporting act in a venue like Red Rocks if they headlined by themselves:

In addition to Fishman, the line up also includes Mexican guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela.

We caught this acoustic Mariachi Metal duo at Webster Hall in mid-April, and I haven’t been that impressed by a new band in quite some time. If you’re going, plan on getting in there early for a glimpse of a unique sound. Glimpse of a sound? How does that work? Way to write poorly, Ace.

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6 thoughts on “YMSB Signs Free Agent Bob Weaver

  1. the_goff Reply

    what exactly did bob weaver utter at the bowery pre-raq to piss off all the dames? oops. sorry. I mean, what did he do to get all the broad’s panties in a knot? ooops…really…sorry again. so what did Fishman do to get the chicks all up on their menstrual cycle? DAmn….forget it.

  2. JW Reply

    It’s time you introduce yourself to Todd Snider; a witty and richly detailed songwriter with boatloads of energy on stage. Bet on at least a Jeff Austin cameo during that set too. B – double E -double R – U – N….BEER RUN!!!

  3. Ace Cowboy Reply

    Pete at Ickmusic sent me a song of his last night…pretty funny, and well-played. Can’t say that I’m gonna start listening to this modern-day, inane Phil Ochs on a regular basis, but if his name pops up, I’ll surely check him out. Thanks for the heads up, JW.

  4. NoBowlsBrad Reply

    My river-runnin’ hog-tyin’ shit-kickin’ friend out here in AZ got me into Todd Snider’s music. Snider is a modern-day cowboy version of Frank Zappa. Sure, a smart chimp could play his songs on the geetar, but his lyrics are meaningful, hilarious, and very well-written. He is certainly worth checking out.

  5. House Rock Reply

    As NoBowl’s “river-runnin’ hog-tyin’ shit kickin’” “friend,” I have to give some props to Todd Snider. He puts on a great show. Check out some of his stuff, he is on Itunes. You would like “Conservative Christian, Right Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males.” He had a new album come out early last month, “Peace, Love and Anarchy (Rarities, B-Sides and Demos, Vol.1).” It is raw compared to his other stuff, but it is solid. I am definitely road-tripping to Red Rocks for the show. Thanks for the heads up. Let us know what you think of Snider if you take a listen.

  6. Ace Cowboy Reply

    Thanks for the suggestion and the heads up, guys…I listened to “Conservative Christian, Right Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males” the other day, and while I was definitely impressed with the quality of the lyrics, I’m not sure this is my cup of tea. I keep picturing Phil Hartman’s Bill McNeil character singing those political tunes at the piano…but I’d like to see him live and find out what he’s made of. Anyway, thanks gents.

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