J.C. Sciaccotta is a freelance writer/independent filmmaker from Barrington, IL. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago's Film & Video program. His short films have screened throughout the United States, and he has served on the jury of the CineYouth Film Festival (which is part of the greater Chicago International Film Festival). Aside from his journalistic and cinematic endeavors, he makes an effort to play and compose music whenever time allows.
Yonder Mountain String Band's Ben Kaufmann and Dave Johnston sit down with PopMatters to discuss their ever-evolving sound, their alliance with the Harvest Festival, and why they never want to be That Bluegrass Band That Plays "Crazy Train".