The Infamous Stringdusters Announce New Record On The Heels Of IBMA Awards

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As a very busy International Bluegrass Music Association week in Raleigh, North Carolina, wraps up, Grammy and IBMA award-winners The Infamous Stringdusters continue to make their unmistakable mark on modern bluegrass and Americana music. In addition to the whole band hosting this year’s IMBA Awards, band member Jeremy Garret won for Instrumental Recording of the Year for his part in a Jon Weisberger-produced super-group performance of Earl Scruggs’ classic, “Ground Speed.”

For every Dusters loyalist thinking, “Congrats on the award and great job hosting last night, but we want some new music,” the wait is over. The band has just announced a brand new, full-length album, Toward the Fray, to be released on February 18, 2022, on Americana Vibes via Regime Music Group. Toward the Fray follows the band’s critically acclaimed homage to the father of bluegrass, A Tribute to Bill Monroe, and is their first studio album of all original material since 2019’s Rise Sun. “It’s been fun to explore a little bit of The Dusters’ darker side for this album,” says band member Andy Hall, giving fans a slight hint at things to come. “Sometimes the times call for some serious reflection, and these songs really hit home. Get ready to go deep with us!”

Fans can go ahead and digitally pre-order or pre-save Toward the Fray now at this link or pre-order physical copies and album-centric merch right here.

The Infamous Stringdusters are grateful to be back on tour with upcoming dates at Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl, House of Blues New Orleans, and Denver’s Mission Ballroom—just to name a few. A full list of dates is below and ticket information can be found at thestringdusters.com/tour.

Catch The Infamous Stringdusters On Tour:
Oct. 8 – Eureka Springs, AR – Hillbery Music Festival
Oct. 9 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
Oct. 10 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival
Oct. 12 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Oct. 13 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Oct. 14 – Knoxville, TN – River Breeze Event Center
Oct. 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Oct. 16 – Live Oak, FL – Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Oct. 17 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues New Orleans
Nov. 12 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
Nov. 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
Nov. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
Nov. 16- Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
Nov. 17 – Jackson, WY – Center for the Arts
Nov. 18 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Nov. 19 – Bozeman, MT – Elm
Nov. 20 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma