OCTOBER 13, 2011, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA – The Infamous Stringdusters are excited to announce the release of their latest album, We’ll Do It Live, a collection of thirteen songs recorded live on tour earlier this year. It is the band’s fourth album, and the first release on their own, fully independent record label High Country Recordings.
We’ll Do It Live(yes, titled after the ridiculous Bill O’Reilly clip) features fan favorites honed from years of near-constant touring-captured here in concerts at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, plus stops in Burlington, Vermont, Washington, DC, and their adopted hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. The Stringdusters are taking improvised string band music to new places, combining musicianship, songwriting and experimental performance. The album features new versions of old songs, B-sides and brand new music, all with the unique energy of the band and its fans, together in some of the country’s best venues.
As We’ll Do It Live shows, a Stringdusters show is ecstatic, with contagious energy flowing between the band and crowd. This energy has taken the band on an amazing year, from the literal high point of bluegrass at the annual festival in Telluride, to San Francisco’s urban music Mecca, The Outside Lands Festival (sharing the bill with artists like Arcade Fire and Deadmau5), to a sold out crowd at Red Rocks, and nearly 150 other packed theaters, clubs and festival fields all over the country. The Stringdusters are now one of the few bands in the bluegrass world playing rock clubs each night; fitting for a band that is pushing the boundaries of acoustic music.
The band is looking forward to having complete control over their music with their High Country Brand. “We play ‘high country’ music,” says bass player Travis Book, “more than bluegrass, not quite country, always progressive and energetic. High Country is our genre, as much as it’s our label.” The High Country mindset was well on display this past weekend at the band’s own music and outdoors festival, dubbed The Festy Experience. The three-day event brought a few thousand fans to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia for music on three stages (including Brett Dennen, Railroad Earth, David Grisman Sextet, and more) but also for camping in the gorgeous rolling hills, Festy-themed mountain bike and trail run competitions, onsite microbrewery, and high-quality fare from local restaurants. The gorgeous, sunny days were capped with raucous sets from the Stringdusters each night.
The Stringdusters now take this energy and freedom on a national tour for the next two months. They’ll find themselves sharing bills with Zac Brown Band, Weezer, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many others.
About The Infamous Stringdusters:
A collective of six musicians who each left successful slots in various touring bands, the Stringdusters, are essentially a supergroup. The band exploded onto the world in 2007 with critical acclaim, multiple IBMA awards and a record deal with venerable bluegrass label Sugar Hill. Hundreds of shows later, the band is on a trajectory as one of the fastest growing acoustic bands in the country, creating their own record label and successful music festival in the process.
The Infamous Stringduster’s official website is www.thestringdusters.com
Infamous Stringdusters 2011 Tour Dates
10/12 Nashville, Tennessee Exit/In
10/13 Greenville, South Carolina HandleBar
10/14 Atlanta, Georgia Variety Playhouse
10/15 Pensacola, Florida DeLuna Fest
10/16 Birmingham, Alabama Workplay
10/19 Charlotte, North Carolina Neighborhood Theatre
10/20 Wilmington, North Carolina Soap Box
10/21 Asheville, North Carolina L.E.A.F.
10/22 Live Oak, Florida Magfest
10/23 Charleston, South Carolina Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Fest
10/26 Portland, Maine State Theater
10/27 Burlington, Vermont Higher Ground
10/28 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
10/29 New York City, New York Best Buy Theater
10/31 Boston, Massachusetts Brighton Music Hall
11/2 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stage AE
11/3 Cleveland, Ohio House of Blues
11/4 Interlochen, Michigan Corson Auditorium
11/5 Grand Rapids, Michigan Orbit Room
11/9 Enterprise, Oregon OK Theater
11/10 Seattle, Washington Tractor Tavern
11/11 Seattle, Washington Tractor Tavern
11/12 Portland, Oregon Wonder Ballroom
11/13 Eugene, Oregon Wow Hall
11/15 Arcata, California Humboldt Brews
11/16 Nevada City, California Miners Foundry
11/17 Stateline, Nevada Club Blu
11/18 San Francisco, California The Independent
11/19 San Francisco, California The Independent