Today the just-launched CMT Edge premiers The Infamous Stringdusters’ new video of “The Place That I Call Home” – a track from the band’s soon-to-be-releasedSilver Sky-Deluxe Edition.
Just yesterday, The Infamous Stringdusters were featured on CMT’s popular “Concrete Country” series. The interview and performance were filmed earlier this year on the streets of Nashville, TN. On September 27th, the band’s Chris Pandolfi and Jeremy Garrett return to Nashville to the historic Ryman Auditorium for the 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, where they’ll present and perform for bluegrass music’s biggest night.
In 2007 The Infamous Stringdusters’ debut album, Fork In The Road, tied with J.D. Crowe’s release for IBMA Album of The Year. The Stringdusters also won awards for Song of the Year and IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year. Those are heavy honors if you play bluegrass. Heavy honors. Their third album, Things That Fly, produced a Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental.
In the five years following their IBMA award-winning debut, The Infamous Stringdusters have defined themselves as a major bluegrass unit and have simultaneously turned the genre on its head. Indeed, today they are leading the bluegrass revolution – as super-skilled young players who can (and do) legitimately hang with bluegrass’s good ‘ole boys, but who continuously write songs “speak” country, and deliver live shows that scream rock & roll.
The Infamous Stringdusters’ constant, relentless, revelatory musical evolution – is captured on the October 16 release of Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition. Delivered by SCI Fidelity and the band’s own High Country label, Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition includes a previously unreleased bonus track, “He’s Gone,” and the bonus live album, We’ll Do It Live. Fresh off a huge summer with festival plays at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Wakarusa, DelFest, RockyGrass and many others, now The Infamous Stringdusters gear up for a fall tour in support of Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition. But first, the band’s beloved festival, dubbed The Festy Experience, celebrates its third year in the secluded hills of Nelson County, VA – with stellar music, flagship outdoor events, tasty local food, and more.
Working with an unlikely studio partner – hip-hop producer Billy Hume (Ludacris, Nas) -Silver Sky (first released in March of this year) finds The Infamous Stringdusters’ powerful rhythms and vocal melodies at the forefront of the music. Paired with We’ll Do It Live – a seamless live recording culled from four epic 2011 performances – Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition eloquently demonstrates a band whose artistic voice has fully emerged, and offers a riveting glimpse of just how, and where, The Infamous Stringdusters are leading the bluegrass revolution. Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition is available exclusively at independent retail stores throughout the country, with Silver Sky (without the bonus track) and We’ll Do It Live available separately online, and on vinyl at retail stores only.
The Infamous Stringdusters’ Fall Tour kicks off on the October 16 release date of Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition, at Brooklyn Bowl. Their complete list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:
Friday, September 21 Fresh Grass Bluegrass Fest – MA Museum Of Contemporary Art North Adams MA
Saturday, September 22 Grey Horse Tavern Bayport NY
Sunday, September 23 Life Is Good Festival – Prowse Farm At The Blue Hills Canton MA
Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7 The Festy Experience at Devil’s Backbone Roseland VA
Tuesday, October 16 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn NY CMJ Showcase and Album Release Party
Wednesday, October 17 Pearl Street Northampton MA
Thursday, October 18 Port City Music Hall Portland ME
Friday, October 19 Higher Ground South Burlington VT
Saturday, October 20 The Haunt Ithaca NY
Tuesday, October 23 Blind Pig Ann Arbor MI
Wednesday, October 24 Bell’s Eccentric Cafe – Backroom Kalamazoo MI
Friday, October 26 Majestic Live Madison WI
Saturday, October 27-Sunday, October 28 Hangtown Halloween Ball Placerville CA
Tuesday, October 30 Emerson Theater Bozeman MT
Wednesday, October 31 Top Hat Lounge Missoula MT
Thursday, November 1 OK Theater Enterprise OR
Friday, November 2 The Domino Room Bend OR
Saturday, November 3 Wonder Ballroom Portland OR
Sunday, November 4 Humboldt Brews Arcata CA
Monday, November 5 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Big Room Chico CA
Thursday, November 8 The State Room Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 9 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins CO
Saturday, November 10 Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom Denver CO
Tuesday, November 13 The Bottleneck Lawrence KS
Wednesday, November 14 Old Rock House St. Louis MO
Thursday, November 15 The Basement Columbus OH
Friday, November 16 Growler’s Roanoke VA
Saturday, November 17 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro NC
Wednesday, December 12 – Sunday, December 16 Strings & Sol Festival – Dreams Resort
Tulum Tulum, Quintana Roo Mexico
Additional dates to be announced.