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!
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.