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Yarn knits its way to Boone

Article Published: Sep. 16, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Yarn knits its way to Boone

Yarn knits the Boone Saloon Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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Yarn: It's ready to wind its way around that mountain spool known as the High Country, straight from New York.

Meet Blake Christiana of Yarn the group, not yarn the string.

"I don't even know how to describe us," he said. "We're kind of a country rock jammy band ... we kind of just let it all loose."

It's twangy in a rock and roll kind of way with a healthy sprinkle of blues. Made up of members with a variety of backgrounds, jazz, country and rock, Yarn's name just fits, Christiana said.

"When we started, the band was a string band, and the songs were telling stories or spinning yarn," he said.

It's not the first time the guys have threaded their way to the High Country.

"We love Boone," he said. "It's a cool little town you guys have got there."

And he's had a lot to compare us to. Yarn's knitted its way up and down the East Coast, leaving a scarf of country rock in its wake.

What makes them unique?

"I think it's the amount of whiskey we drink and we don't fall down," Christiana laughed.
But seriously?

"We're kind of a mesh of a lot of different influences," he said. "And it's just a fun show. We're not trying to change the world. We're just trying to have a good time, and that's what we want the crowd to do."

Yarn, which just put out its third album in June, hits Boone Saloon (489 W. King St.) Wednesday, Sept. 22 with Big Daddy Love. Expect a $5 cover charge. For more, check out

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