The Nashville-based sextet has spent the past year-and-a-half out on the road, with members Andy Hall, Andy Falco, Chris Pandolfi, Jeremy Garrett, Jesse Cobb and Travis Book developing an energetic live show and building a repertoire of original tunes along the way.
The next chance to catch The Infamous Stringdusters live is November 9 at the Station Inn in Nashville.
The band’s busy schedule includes stops at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, Calif. (November 15), Red Light Café in Atlanta (November 30), Parrish Auditorium in Hamilton, Ohio (January 25), Big Sky Resort in Montanta (February 15-17), The Blue Goose in Loomis, Calif. (March 16), the Old Town School Of Folk Music in Chicago (April 6), the Old Settler’s Music Festival in Driftwood, Texas (April 19-20), the Capitol Theatre in Greeneville, Tenn. (June 7), the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Manitoba (July 11-13), the Grand Targhee Festival in Alta, Wyo. (August 8) and the Rhythm & Roots Festival in Bristol, Tenn. (September 19-20).
The group will also squeeze a few European dates into its itinerary next summer.
All six members of The Infamous Stringdusters have impressive resumes, having worked with a list of artists that includes Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Vanessa Carlton, Levon Helm, the New England Bluegrass Band, Bering Strait, Bobby Osborne, Chris Jones, Audie Blaylock, Lee Ann Womack, Jim Lauderdale, the Fox Family, and Broke Mountain.
The band is schooled in tradition yet able to stretch out in jam band style improvisation and is at home playing either traditional bluegrass or tunes with a more contemporary feel.
Here’s a clip of the band and a couple of enthusiastic fans at this year’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado.
The Stringbusters’ debut, Fork In The Road, was produced by Blue Highway’s Tim Stafford who calls the band, “the vanguard of what bluegrass music is going to become.”