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Yamn Headlines Oktoberfest Party at Three20South

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The Breckenridge snow-chasers turned touring trans-fusion rock quartet, Yamn, return to Summit County Saturday to headline the KSMT Oktoberfest Party at Three20South for a second year.

Band members met in Breckenridge while living the ski bum lifestyle, forming the group in 2007 and later relocating to Denver. Now fresh off a successful summer tour with more than 30 dates throughout the west coast, Rocky Mountains and the Midwest, Yamn is on the road again for an extended fall tour that begins and ends in Colorado.

“We constantly tour and aren’t home very much, therefore spending more time on the road on our bus, ‘Lady,’ than we get to sleep in our own beds,” said bassist David “Dewey” Duart. The travel has paid off, however, as the group continues to rack up high-profile gigs across the country. They have shared the stage with musicians including members of String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee and the New Deal as well as Motet, Boombox, EOTO, Tea Leaf Green, Perpetual Groove, The Radiators and Steve Molitz of Particle, to name a few.

Yamn has performed in Summit County “religiously” over the past four years, including their annual New Years Eve event, which was held at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge the last two. They will play the outdoor State Bridge amphitheatre (between Bond and Kremmling) tonight followed by Oktoberfest at Three20South on Saturday, returning to the venue on October 31 for a themed Halloween show including covers and audio integration from the movie, “Almost Famous.”

In addition to Duart, band members include Brian Hamilton on guitar, Adam Ebensberger on drums and Ryan Ebarb on keys and guitar, with all four contributing a chorus of vocals in a label-defying style once dubbed “progressive-electro-trance-fusion with Colorado jam rock enthusiasm.”

“The music is based on heavy rock and dance beats, trance and harmonized guitars” and is “organ heavy” with “electronic undertones,” Duart said. Although they play some covers, most of the music is original and “there are always moments of improvisation that lead the band to places of the unknown,” he added. In addition, Yamn is known for its live performances, which are slated to include “unknown stage antics” Saturday in honor of Oktoberfest in addition to the stage show and lighting by Paul Whitehouse.

Opening for Yamn is Holden Young Trio (HY3) featuring Holden Young’s “well-crafted and rootsy” songs along with Cody Wales from Nederland on drums and Billy Archilla from Puerto Rico on keyboards, “spinning a web of sound through the genres of funk, rock and experimental music.”

What: KSMT Oktoberfest Party with Yamn and Holden Young Trio

Where: Three 20 South, 320 S. Main St., Breckenridge

When: Saturday, doors open at 9 p.m.

Cost: $10 at the door ($5 pre-sale)

Info: The venue: http://www.three20south.com; The bands: http://www.yamnit.com and http://www.holdenyoung.com


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