“Inspiration and love goes into everything we do,” said Eric Lambert, as he prepares to leave a lasting impression on the Yonder Mountain String Band audience on Saturday, August 30 in Norfolk, VA. Eric Lambert & Friends join Yonder for a special performance at The NorVa Theatre Labor Day weekend near the shores of Virginia Beach.
“I’m really looking forward to opening for Yonder Mountain String Band and sharing our Americana music with Kinfolk, and people of Norfolk,” said Eric. The band is putting fun at the forefront and have a few cool things up their sleeves. “We’ll play a mix of originals and covers, and are planning something special for the occasion,” Eric revealed.
Eric Lambert & Friends are thrilled to be meeting up with Yonder Mountain String Band on the east coast over the holiday weekend. “We love what Yonder does and are very supportive of them. We’re grateful they brought us on board for the show,” said Eric. “This is an amazing opportunity for us to take our music to a bigger stage and a bigger audience. I’ve never performed in Norfolk or at The NorVa Theatre. I can’t wait!”
The stop in Norfolk is a part of Yonder’s east coast run, which includes visits to Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. They will feature Jake Jolliff on mandolin for this show, and have the talented Jerry Douglas and Allie Kral joining them for some other shows.
“I hope the audience is excited and energized by our performance,” shared Eric, “and feel the fun, passion, and sincerity we put into our music and performance,” he concluded. Eric Lambert & Friends will feature Pat Otto on mandolin/vocals, Jake Cullen on upright bass, and Eric Lambert on guitar/lead vocals. They kick off the show at 8 pm, and are planning an explosive performance that will get the celebration started in fierce flatpicking style!
Tickets are on sale now at http://goo.gl/AjXQru. Buy them early and save a few bucks. Doors open at 7 pm, music begins at 8 pm. All ages show.
Eric Lambert – http://www.ericlambert.com
Eric Lambert has been pickin’ and grinnin’ his way into people’s hearts for over 40 years. Specializing in the fiery art of flatpicking, he has built a distinguished career writing, performing, recording, and teaching Americana music in and around Chicago, and beyond. Traces of rock, folk, bluegrass, country, and blues can be detected throughout his music, which is delivered with energy, soul, and inspiration. His voice, presence, and precision moves audiences to their feet, while his playful spirit and warm sense of joy makes them feel right at home.
Eric Lambert & Friends music transcends the expectations of their fans, offering a diverse palate of musical tastes. Their music is not bound to one genre, but rather is offered through a spectrum of sounds that pay homage to the some of American music history’s greats. Improvisation and artist interpretations are common and keep the music and experience fresh from show to show, making each one unique; never to be exactly repeated. The band has been performing around the country, quickly gaining support and a reputation for fun.
Yonder Mountain String Band – http://www.yondermountain.com
Bluegrass is a music steeped in tradition, but over the past decade and a half — much of it spent on the road — Yonder Mountain String Band (YMSB) has spearheaded a renegade movement to rewrite the definition of the genre. Alongside other neo-bluegrass friends such as Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, The Travelin’ McCourys, and Railroad Earth, YMSB has thoroughly revitalized and contemporized bluegrass and introduced it to many thousands of new fans. Rolling Stone said that YMSB “liberates bluegrass’ hot-shit riffing and blue-sky harmonies from its hidebound formalism,” while Paste Magazine wrote, “The Yonder Mountain boys have found a formula that works: take rootsy bluegrass influences, add in some rock ‘n’ roll, and seek out an adventurous audience.” Yonder Mountain String Band is comprised of Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals) and Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals).