High Pine Whiskey Yell
Born out of a desperate need for craft beer, deep powder, plastic jug moonshine, fast-moving rivers, and a deep-seated fear that artificial intelligence will ruin hard-driving bluegrass… High Pine Whiskey Yell came together as a band in late 2018 and spent 2019 churning out modern bluegrass tunes. This four-piece group of modern-day rounders focuses on telling true stories about robots taking your job, banksters robbing from the poor, the trials of gold panning in Idaho, skiing/riding deep powder in Idaho, and a few other traditional bluegrass subjects (such as murder, drinking, and dogs).
2019 saw the release of the band’s first EP, the Orchard Sessions, focusing on a small sample of the bands favorite subjects. Bringing experience from a multitude of projects, this Idaho string band is sure to win you over with its take on bluegrass and the trials of living analog in a digital age.
Scotty Tyler’s fiddling playing is aggressive enough to land an Idaho brown trout, yet soothing enough pacify a wookie in a festival hammock. Tyler Schmidt’s wielding of the mandolin is nothing short of broadsword-esque and captures the true essence of the mandolin’s spirit animal (jaguar-rattlesnake). Brian Carrington guitar flat-picking could woo even the most elusive of sasquatches out of the woods. And Chad Lamer’s upright bass playing… well let’s just say they sometimes give him water, beer, and let him ride inside the truck.
With all that in mind… if you like having a damn good time… then High Pine Whiskey Yell is your new band!