Ben Kaufmann and Dave Johnston Of Yonder Mountain String Band Talk Kinfolk, Cycling, and New Material

Yonder Mountain String Band is gearing up for their first Kinfolk Celebration at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO in nine years and we were lucky enough to catch up with Bassist Ben Kaufmann and Banjo player Dave Johnston recently to talk a little about the weekend and some other relevant topics.

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!