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Q&A: Yonder Mountain String Band banjoist talks longevity
Q&A: Yonder Mountain String Band banjoist talks longevity

“You can get your hair wet, just stay in the shallow end, please,” said Dave Johnston to his daughter earlier this week from his Boulder, Colo., home. The banjoist and singer of the bluegrass act Yonder Mountain String Band was on dad duty, “trying to squeeze in some pool days before summer is gone.” Johnston, 40, knows tour season — which includes a headlining gig at Rams Head Live on Friday — is approaching. But this is nothing new for him or his bandmates, Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals) and Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals). The progressive bluegrass trio from Colorado has been recording and touring for 15 years, and even after founding member Jeff Austin...

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