Looking forward to Northwest String Summitt with Yonder’s Aijala & Greensky’s Beck

It’s that time again folks, time for the Northwest String Summit’s annual jamboree over the weekend of July 21st at Oregon’s hidden heaven know as Horning’s Hideout.

nwss4.jpgNestled in the Pacific Northwest, Horning’s Hideout has grown to legendary status among music fans and musicians alike for its picturesque environs and its seamless, positive vibration.  This year marks the tenth edition of Oregon’s Northwest String Summit, as always hosted by Jamgrass vets The Yonder Mountain String Band. 

Drawing on their Colorado roots, Yonder will be joined by a slew of the Rocky Mountain State’s homegrown acts, including:  The Emmit Nershi Band, Vince Herman’s Great American Taxi (with special guest Todd Snider) and Elephant Revival.  But this event is not locale specific. Joining their western bluegrass brothers will be (amongst others) Tennessee’s The Travelin McCourys and mid-westerners Cornmeal and Greensky Bluegrass.  

In a recent conversation with Honest Tune, YMSB guitarist Adam Aijala could not resist speaking on the event that he clearly enjoys. “It’s just a special place, a place where the music and the people really work off one another.  This will be our tenth year and we have some good friends coming out to see us like Larry Keel.  It’s one of the most beautiful spots in the country and we love the fact that we get to spend the weekend with our friends making music.”

Horning’s Hideout has hosted many legendary shows and a few once in a lifetime jams are sure to break out.   Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass had this to say…

“We’re playing the first night, but we’re staying the whole weekend for sure.  That place is magic, man.  There are just so many spots to see. [It is] definitely one of my favorite places to play.  You’re gonna love it.”

Tickets for the Tenth Annual Northwest String Summit are available Here (http://www.stringsummit.com/tickets/), with Family Camping and four days of musical bliss. Keep an eye out for some of the Honest Tune goodness that will be flowing as we will be back with extensive coverage of the festival. Aside from standard reviews and photos, there will be enough interviews and other tasty goodness to go around for everybody. See ya at Horning’s!  


Cornmeal’s Allie Kral, 2011


Greensky Bluegrass, 2011


Drew Emmitt and Bill Nershi, 2011