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  • Summercamp Video Premiere

     

    Grammy-nominated bluegrass-rock band The Infamous Stringdusters have partnered with Eleven Madison Park to jointly release a new video for The Stringdusters latest single Summercamp. Featuring a laid back acoustic groove and breezy multi-part harmonies, the seasonally appropriate song— currently tracking at Triple-A Radio—can be found on the recently released album Let It Go, which spent four weeks in the top 10 of the Americana Radio Chart.

     

    The video was filmed in New York City on the eve of the band’s current Summer Tour 2014 during an exclusive private show at Eleven Madison Park, an award-winning restaurant that was given three stars by the Michelin Guide and fours stars by the New York Times. The band— Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) and Travis Book (upright bass)—was invited to play the restaurant’s private party, held during the popular Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. The rollicking show delivered an once-in-a-lifetime event for those lucky enough to get in the door.

     

    Summercamp marks a breakthrough for The Infamous Stringdusters—the lauded outfit known for incomparable chops and a boundless expansion of acoustic music—as the most sonically universal song in the band’s growing catalog. As The Lonesome Road Review eloquently put it: “Summercamp is a three-and-a-half-minute masterpiece that sounds like what you would get if you locked Ron Sexsmith and the mid-1970s Seldom Scene in the studio and told them they couldn’t come out until they had a radio hit.” The band continues to craft an evolving Americana sound that transcends any traditional assumptions and leaves no audience unsatisfied.

     

    The Summercamp music video was Produced and Directed by Hayden 5.

    4:44 pm in Albums, Music Videos, News by Delia

    July Dates & Middle Fork Excursion Now Supporting American Rivers

     

    With the terrible drought that is currently gripping the western US, we’re once again partnering with American Rivers to raise awareness about the state of our nation’s waterways and to help educate folks on how they can do their part to conserve water. We’re happy to announce that our July tour dates now make up the…

     

    2014 American Rivers Tour

     

    JULY 11 - SAN RAFAEL, CA at Terrapin Crossroads - SOLD OUT!
    JULY 12 - SAN RAFAEL, CA at Terrapin Crossroads - TICKETS
    JULY 13 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA at Seven Sisters Fest - TICKETS
    JULY 15 - SACRAMENTO, CA at Harlow’s - TICKETS
    JULY 16 - SANTA CRUZ, CA at Moe’s Alley - TICKETS
    JULY 17 - ARCATA, CA at Humboldt Brews - TICKETS
    JULY 18 - NORTH PLAINS, OR at Northwest String Summit - TICKETS
    JULY 19 - BOISE, ID at Knitting Factory - TICKETS
    JULY 20 - JACKSON, WY at Concerts in Commons - FREE

     

    Click here for a full list of upcoming tour dates and ticket links.

     

    It might seem hard to believe, but fresh, clean drinking water is not an endlessly renewable resource. Come out to a show, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, to learn things you can do every day that will help conserve the world’s vital water supply.

     

    Immediately following the 2014 American Rivers Tour shows, we’re Pickin’ on the Middle Fork with Idaho River AdventuresKEENKlean Kanteen and Osprey Packs as a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act. A handful of fans are joining us on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness to see, first hand, an example of what the American Rivers organization is working so hard to protect.

     

    Click here to find out more about American Rivers and to make a donation to support their work protecting and restoring our nation’s waterways.

     

    10:49 pm in Uncategorized by Delia

    2014 Summer Tour is off to a HOT Start!

     

    Joss Stone surprises the audience at Eleven Madison Park when she joined The Stringdusters on stage.

    Just a week into our 2014 Summer Tour and we’ve already had more fun than should be allowed.

     

    We started in New York City on Sunday, June 8th, where we played a private party at the illustrious Eleven Madison Park for industry members and guests of the Big Apple BBQ Block Party. The audience got an extra special treat as JOSS STONE joined us on stage for a Fork in the Road encore!

     

    Next, it was on to Loveland, CO for another private show—this time for the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Fundraiser. The GOA is a collective of over 100 independent outdoor specialty stores focusing on sharing information, fostering communication, promoting best business practices and protecting our natural environment—locally and globally—through community, culture and sustainability. With such a high regard for community conservation, it’s no surprise that the GOA named the CAN’d Aid Foundation as the beneficiary of the fundraiser.

     

    We raised over $25,000, which triggered a $5,000 contribution from Patagonia and a $25,000 match from Oskar Blues Brewery for a grand total of OVER $55,000 RAISED FOR POST-FLOOD REBUILDING EFFORTS!

     

    From there, it was on to Boulder where we joined Grammy Award-winning musician Rodney Crowell as special unannounced guests for his eTown taping. (Stay tuned for details on when the concert will air.) Then, we finished out the week with a free show at FIBArk Whitewater Festival on Friday and rocked out at Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival on Saturday. We saw tons of new and familiar faces, and they all know how to party!

     

    Who knows what the rest of Summer Tour holds? Come see for yourself!

     

    JULY 11 - SAN RAFAEL, CA at Terrapin Crossroads - TICKETS
    JULY 12 - SAN RAFAEL, CA at Terrapin Crossroads - TICKETS
    JULY 13 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA at Seven Sisters Fest - TICKETS
    JULY 15 - SACRAMENTO, CA at Harlow’s - TICKETS
    JULY 16 - SANTA CRUZ, CA at Moe’s Alley - TICKETS
    JULY 17 - ARCATA, CA at Humboldt Brews - TICKETS
    JULY 18 - NORTH PLAINS, OR at Northwest String Summit - TICKETS
    JULY 19 - BOISE, ID at Knitting Factory - TICKETS
    JULY 20 - JACKSON, WY at Concerts in Commons - FREE
    AUGUST 8 - STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater - FREE
    AUGUST 9 - LOVELAND, CO at Arise Music Festival - TICKETS
    AUGUST 10 - BRECKENRIDGE, CO at Breckenridge Music Festival - TICKETS
    AUGUST 16 - SCRANTON, PA at The Peach Music Festival - TICKETS
    AUGUST 17 - ROWAYTON, CT at RCA Summer Music Festival - FREE

     

    Click here for a full list of upcoming tour dates.

    8:23 pm in News, Tour by Delia

    Mountain Stage Radio Show Airing This Week!

     

                                                                                                                        Last month’s I’ll Get Away Tour included a few shows that were recorded for radio broadcast, and our performance at Mountain Stage Radio is airing this week! Airtimes vary by station, so click here for a complete list of affiliate broadcasting times.

     

    Is the show not offered in your area? No worries! Starting June 22, the show will be available for streaming on the Mountain Stage website and via your mobile device through the free NPR Music app.

     

     

     

                                                           *photo by Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

    6:53 pm in News by Delia

    Summer Tour and Other Hot News

     

    We’re back on the road in June, July and August for our 2014 Summer Tour. Catch us in the following cities.

     

    JUNE 13 - SALIDA, CO at FIBArk Whitewater Festival - FREE
    JUNE 14 - PALISADE, CO at Palisade Bluegrass & Roots - TICKETS
    JULY 11 - SAN RAFAEL, CA at Terrapin Crossroads - TICKETS
    JULY 12 - SAN RAFAEL, CA at Terrapin Crossroads - TICKETS
    JULY 13 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA at Seven Sisters Fest - TICKETS
    JULY 15 - SACRAMENTO, CA at Harlow’s - TICKETS
    JULY 16 - SANTA CRUZ, CA at Moe’s Alley - TICKETS
    JULY 17 - ARCATA, CA at Humboldt Brews - TICKETS
    JULY 18 - NORTH PLAINS, OR at Northwest String Summit - TICKETS
    JULY 19 - BOISE, ID at Knitting Factory - TICKETS
    JULY 20 - JACKSON, WY at Concerts in Commons - FREE
    AUGUST 8 - STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater - FREE
    AUGUST 9 - LOVELAND, CO at Arise Music Festival - TICKETS
    AUGUST 10 - BRECKENRIDGE, CO at Breckenridge Music Festival - TICKETS
    AUGUST 16 - SCRANTON, PA at The Peach Music Festival - TICKETS
    AUGUST 17 - ROWAYTON, CT at RCA Summer Music Festival - FREE

    Click here for a full list of upcoming tour dates and ticket links.

     

     

    Summercamp is the newest single from our latest album, Let It Go, and it’s hitting radio NOW! Call you local radio stations to request Summercamp, and catch the song live during our 2014 Summer Tour.

    10:01 pm in News, Tour by Delia

    The Festy Experience 2014 Lineup is Here!

    2:25 pm in Festivals, News, The Festy Experience by Delia

    The Festy presents I’ll Get Away Tour

     

    We’re heading for the mid-Atlantic area in May for The Festy presents I’ll Get Away Tour, with stops in New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee & North Carolina. We’re working with The Festy Experience to help raise funds and awareness for Leave No Trace, who work to teach people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. $1.00 from every Festy ticket sold will go to Leave No Trace, who will also be back at The Festy Experience this year to host hikes around our on-site trails, talks on outdoor ethics, a Cleanest Campsite Challenge and more! Come see us in May (and sign up for The Festy mailing list) to stay in-the-know.

     

    For the length of the I’ll Get Away Tour, we’re giving you the chance to get away to The Festy Experience, October 9-12! Enter to win a pair of Weekend Camping Passes with Reserved Car Camping and Thursday Early Access for 2. ENTER TO WIN tickets to The Festy Experience here.

     

    LIME KILN ADVANCED TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT
    Advanced tickets for the 5/17 show at Lime Kiln Theater have SOLD OUT! In the event of rain, the show will take place in The Lenfest Center. Additional tickets will be made available for purchase if the weather is nice and the show takes place outdoors at the picturesque Lime Kiln Theater.

     

    Click here for a full list of upcoming tour dates & ticket links.

     

    6:32 pm in News, The Festy Experience, Tour by Delia

    New Album LET IT GO Available NOW …and… The Festy Experience 5 On Sale

     

    It’s finally here: our new album LET IT GO has officially released! You may have been lucky enough to pick up your copy at a show in March. If you pre-ordered through our webstore or via iTunes, copies of the album will start delivering today.

     

    Still need to get your copy of LET IT GO? Click here to get it in our webstore–you can order a digital download or a physical copy of the CD, and can even bundle your CD with an exclusive LET IT GO tee or other killer album merch. LET IT GO is also available for download it on iTunes–click here.

     

       

     

    Our LET IT GO album release tour rolls on out west in April (and we’ll still have copies of the album available at the merch table, too), kicking off with two big nights at The Ogden Theatre in Denver on Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12. Want to know if we’re coming to a city near you? Click here for a full list of upcoming tour dates. Also on April 12, we’ll follow our feet to help out our friends at KEEN who have put together a Platte River Clean-up. Click here for more details on the Platte River Cleanup with KEEN.

     

    Every October, we host an annual festival in the beautiful Rockfish Valley of Nelson County, VA–The Festy Experience! We’re thrilled to be celebrating our 5th year of The Festy and excited to announce that ticket are now on sale! Get your tickets here. Be sure to stay on top of all that’s happened with The 5th Anniversary of The Festy Experience (like artist line-up announcement on June 1 & daily schedules on August 1) by signing up for the email list.

     

    1:20 pm in Albums, Festivals, News, The Festy Experience by Delia

    New Album Out April 1

     

    Our new album Let It Go drops April 1st (no joke!), but you don’t have to wait that long to check out some of the tracks. Swing on over to CMT Edge to watch the music video from the title track, and then head over to iTunes to download the first single “I’ll Get Away”! Click on the images below to start getting dusted with our newest tracks.

     

       

     

    Click here to pre-order the full album on iTunes, and get the tracks “Let It Go” and “I’ll Get Away instantly!

     

    The Let It Go tour celebrating our album release kicks off on March 12th and will take us to more than 25 cities across the country. We’ll have advanced copies of the new Let It Go CD with us so you’ll be able to pick up one at a show, even those before April 1! Our Let It Go tour dates are below, or you can click here for a full list of all of our upcoming tour dates. Proceeds from the album release and tour will also benefit The Conservation Alliance–read more about our partnership here.

    Click here to enter to win a LET IT GO prize back at any of the shows below!

    (Not able to make it to a show? Then click here to enter to win the LET IT GO GRAND PRIZE PACK.)

    East Coast
    With support from the fantastic Fruition!

    MARCH 12 – CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA at Jefferson Theater - TICKETS
    MARCH 13 – RALEIGH, NC at Lincoln Theatre - TICKETS
    MARCH 14 – ATLANTA, GA at Terminal West - TICKETS
    MARCH 15 – ASHEVILLE, NC at Orange Peel - TICKETS
    MARCH 17 – ST. LOUIS, MO at Old Rock House - TICKETS
    MARCH 19 – CHICAGO, IL at Lincoln Hall - TICKETS
    MARCH 20 – KALAMAZOO, MI at Bells Eccentric Cafe - TICKETS
    MARCH 21 – CLEVELAND, OH at Beachland Ballroom - TICKETS
    MARCH 22 – SYRACUSE, NY at Westcott Theater - TICKETS
    MARCH 23 – HUDSON, NY at Club Helsinki - TICKETS
    MARCH 25 – BURLINGTON, VT at Higher Ground - TICKETS
    MARCH 26 – BOSTON, MA at Paradise Rock Club - TICKETS
    MARCH 27 – NEW YORK, NY at Bowery Ballroom - TICKETS
    MARCH 28 – BALTIMORE, MD at Rams Head Live - TICKETS
    MARCH 29 – WASHINGTON, DC at 9:30 Club - TICKETS

    West Coast
    With support from the amazing band The Boston Boys!

     

    APRIL 11 – DENVER, CO at Ogen Theatre - TICKETS
    APRIL 12 – DENVER, CO at Ogden Theatre - TICKETS
    APRIL 13 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT at The State RoomTICKETS
    APRIL 15 – BOZEMAN, MT at The Emerson Center - TICKETS
    APRIL 16 – MISSOULA, MT at Top Hat Lounge - TICKETS
    APRIL 17 – SEATTLE, WA at Neptune Theatre - TICKETS
    APRIL 18 – PORTLAND,OR at Wonder Ballroom - TICKETS
    APRIL 19 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA at The Independent - TICKETS
    APRIL 20 – LAS VEGAS, NV at Brooklyn BowlTICKETS
    APRIL 22 – SOLANA BEACH, CA at Belly Up - TICKETS
    APRIL 23 – FLAGSTAFF, AZ at Orpheum Theater - TICKETS

    6:59 pm in Albums, Tour by Delia

    2014 Ski Tour – Shredding Strings & Slopes

     

    We’re a week into the 6th annual Ski Tour and already it’s poised to be the best Ski Tour yet! We kicked it off in Big Sky, MT where we got to spend 4 days skiing the beautiful Big Sky Resort and picking with bluegrass greats like Sam Bush, Tony Trischka, Ronnie McCoury, Jason Carter, and Drew Emmitt at the Big Sky Big Grass festival.

     

     

     

    Then it was off to 2 sold-out, raging nights in Jackson Hole! We spent our time shredded strings and slopes alike with fans, friends and the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol. Our second night’s show also doubled as the annual Sweethogs and Swinehearts Ball, a benefit for the Ski Patrol. We had such a phenomenal time while in town, it was hard to leave. Definitely looking forward to going back.

     

     

     

    Ski Tour wraps up on February 23 at the WinterWonderGrass Festival in Avon, but there’s plenty happening before then in the latter half of Ski Tour. We’re looking forward to more raging shows and a few ski meet-ups at our remaining stops in Park City, Fort Collins, Aspen, Telluride and Gunnison. Visit our Events page on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the fun.

     

     

    5:32 pm in Tour by Delia

    The Road to Boulder Traveled

    In September of 2013, the Colorado Front Range was devastated by heavy rains and flooding that destroyed practically all of the towns of Lyons and Longmont. With our personal connection to Lyons in particular, and the role the area has long-played in the bluegrass community, we felt an urgent need to take action and immediately started looking for ways to help the areas recover. In December, we hit the road with others whose roots run deep through Colorado—Paper Bird, Oskar Blues Brewery, Osprey Packs, Elevation Outdoors and the reemerging Madden Equipment—to raise funds, national awareness and resources to assist in rebuilding the community through the CAN’d Aid Foundation.

     

     

    Thanks to your contributions, we’ve raised nearly $5,000 already for Oskar Blues’ CAN’d Aid Foundation, and we’re not done yet! You can help us in our mission to support the rebuilding of Lyons by donating to the CAN’d Aid Foundation in the following ways:

    5:48 pm in News, Tour by Delia

    The Ties That Bind Us

    The Infamous Stringdusters at The National for VA.NYE. photo by Tom Daly

     

    As we bid bon voyage to 2013, we reflect on a year of memories forged in our ties to one another. Chris Pandolfi (banjo) said it best in a note to The Jamily (The ‘Dusters hardcore fan base) on the Got Dusted Facebook page

     

    “2013 was such a big year for us, and it had everything to do with you guys. It wasn’t necessarily a year of mainstream saturation or publicity (which every band wants), but it truly was a year that everything changed for us as a band. 2013 was the year that you guys, our core fans, came together to transform the Infamous Stringdusters into something much bigger than a group of 5 guys chasing a dream. Every band thinks success will be the tie that binds them, but that changed. It’s our community that makes this feel like something real, something that will last for many years. It’s knowing that every show will have familiar faces on the rail, seeing you guys make the kind of commitment that we make, and knowing what a wonderful group of people you are. It’s something I never even dreamed about, it’s deeply inspiring and it’s had such a profound impact on everything we do. As things change and grow we’ll always find ways to make sure you guys are at the center of the experience.

     

    “The connections that we solidified with all of you in 2013 are the most meaningful connections we will ever make. There are way to many people to tag or name, but you know who you are and you know we love you. Here’s to many more years of doing this thing together. Thank you a million times and happy new year to all!!”

     

    We’re so grateful to have our Jamily with us on our journey and, being a Charlottesville-based band, we loved welcoming the New Year with all of you in our home state at The Festy presents a Virginia New Year’s Experience.  Fellow Virginia artists Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Sons of Bill, Love Canon, Carl Anderson and No BS! Brass Band added to the energy our fans brought, creating an epic 2-night New Year’s Experience for the ages!

     

     

    It was a thrill and an honor to start our 2014 memories in our home state, and now we’re looking forward to seeing you all again throughout the year.  In the short-term, we’re heading to Miami this weekend to get on the boat and gain our sea legs on Jam Cruise! Then, we’ll be rolling in hot (and tan) for 2 nights at Georgia Theatre, January 10 & January 11! (Click on the dates to RSVP to the Facebook event–included info on ticket links, show times, and more.) There will also be Happy Hours each night for the Jamily to get together and catch up before the show, so stay tuned for details coming soon.

     

    Also on the horizon of the near future… Be looking for more shows to announce, album release details and other exciting news coming at the end of January! Make sure you’ve signed up for our email list to be one of the first to know.

    9:21 pm in News by Delia

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