The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country’s premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists.
Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jolliff founded beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow, while attending Berklee College of Music. In 2012, Jolliff had the distinct honor of being named winner of the National Mandolin Championship (US). He has collaborated and shared the stage with Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, and David Grisman.
The Jacob Jolliff Band includes the mandolin player’s longtime partner-in-crime Alex Hargreaves on fiddle. One of best improvising violinists in the world, Hargreaves is the winner of the Grand Masters Fiddle Championship and the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest, and he’s a member of Turtle Island String Quartet. On guitar is bluegrass upstart Stash Wyslouch, founder of The Deadly Gentleman and current member of The Stash! Band and the Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. Bassist Jeff Picker tours with bluegrass phenom Sarah Jarosz and country legend Ricky Skaggs.