November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized
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October 12, 2014 in Uncategorized
October 30: Night of the Living Dead
A night celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead with Keller Williams sitting in, plus Cabinet opening!
October 31: An early evening with The Infamous Stringdusters
Get warmed up with a dusting from 8-10p before taking in Halloween in New York City
August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized
September 11th will mark the 1 year anniversary of the flooding that devastated the Colorado Front Range. In recognition of Coloradans’ resilience and determination to rebuild, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has named September 13th a state-wide day service: Colorado United Day.
After spending the day working in their communities, Oskar Blues is inviting volunteers to VIVA LYONS at Bohn Park in Lyons, CO. This event–in both remembrance of the destructive flooding, and celebration of the enduring Coloradan spirit–is free to enter and will have plenty of craft beer and food for sale. The celebration will round out with a few words from the Governor himself, and will cap off with a performance by The Infamous Stringdusters!
All proceeds from VIVA LYONS will go directly to the CAN’d Aid Foundation.
VIVA LYONS Swag Pack Giveaway Official Rules
- To enter, fans must (1) “Like” the VIVA LYONS giveaway image on The Infamous Stringdusters Facebook wall, (2) “Comment” on the VIVA LYONS giveaway image on The Stringdusters Facebook wall with their favorite thing about Colorado, and (3) “Share the VIVA LYONS giveaway image publicly on their own wall. Contestants must complete all 3 actions for their entry to be valid.
- The contest will be hosted on The Infamous Stringdusters Facebook page from Wednesday, September 3, 2014 until Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM MT, at which time one winner will be randomly selected from the qualifying entries and notified via Facebook of their winnings.
- Once notified, the winner will have 24 hours to respond to claim their prizes. Failure to respond within 24 hours will result in the random selection of an alternate winner.
- Prizes will be mailed out to the winner within three business days of their response to their notification of winning.
- Total cash value of prize pack is $90 and includes:
- Let It Go CD signed by The Infamous Stringdusters
- Let It Go branded Klean Kanteen Insulated Thermos w/ loop cap
- Alternate cafe sipping cap for the Klean Kanteen Insulated Thermos
- We’ll Do It Live CD
- Two Oskar Blues koozies
- Assortment of eight stickers
- Two Jamily buttons
- Sci Fidelity Sampler CD featuring The Infamous Stringdusters
- Relix Sampler CD featuring The Infamous Stringdusters
August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized
Each record is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and comes with a bonus 7″ disc with I’ll Get Away & Road to Boulder feat. Bruce Hornsby.
This record is Limited Edition so pre-order your Let It Go vinyl today! Records will begin shipping on October 24th.
July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
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
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 Adventures, KEEN, Klean 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.
October 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
The Festy is always an amazing and unforgettable Experience. It seems like each year it gets better and better, as we continue to create life-long memories with more and more fantastic people. Everyone on Team Festy takes pride in providing you with all the options you need to create your own perfect Experience for the weekend. As your host band, we are most proud to curate the weekend’s artist line-up, and wanted to share with you some of our musical highlights from this year’s Festy Experience.
We can’t imagine a better start to a fantastic weekend than sharing the stage with Della Mae. Opening up the main Concert Grounds on Thursday and breaking in The Southern Stage for the early-arrival campers was a blast! It’s always a delight to get to hear the ladies of Della Mae pick, and an even bigger treat to get to play along with them.
Our own dobro player, Andy Hall, inaugurated the 2013 Main Stage by hosting Opening Ceremonies on Friday. In addition to playing his familiar dobro, Hall also laid out a few bluesy tunes on the lap steel, including our nation’s anthem.
When we invited Marco Benevento to The Festy Experience, we knew we’d be in for some fearless and groovy tunes, but we had no idea just how enthralling it would be. Even Travis Book said, “Marco Benevento blew my mind.” Their music alone was enough to get everyone moving, but the crowd went nuts when the bandmates started trading the tiger mask along with their solos.
Saturday was packed to the brim with amazing artists cranking out one phenomenal set after another! Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Aoife O’Donovan, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Giant Panda… It was non-stop from noon until midnight! Saturday afternoon saw Travis Book and wife Sarah Siskind take to the stage together, this time making their Festy debut as Sunliner. First beginning as a duo, Sunliner added a drummer for their set under The Southern tent to (temporarily?) evolve into a power trio to rock The 4th Annual Festy Experience.
The biggest highlight of Saturday, possibly of the entire weekend (and, dare we say, of any Festy to date), was getting to play a couple of songs with John Scofield during our first Saturday set. Talk about fulfilling a life-long dream! It was so surreal to jam with Scofield on his tune Kelpers. Then, the whole concert grounds were set ablaze as Sco, on guitar, traded solos with Chris Pandolfi, on banjo, during Fire. We had watched the crowd heat up during the amazing John Scofield Uberjam Band. To then see the entirety of the main Concert Grounds pulsating to the beat of the epic back-and-forth Sco-Panda jam… no words can describe the overwhelming feelings of pure joy!
Sunday morning’s precipitation led us to open the main concert grounds early so we could move the 10:30 AM Gospel Hour, a year tradition of The Workshop Stage in Basecamp, to the cover of The Southern Stage. The Gospel Hour, hosted by our own fiddle player, Jeremy Garrett, has come to be known for its guest sit-ins. 2013 Gospel Hour will be hard to top next year, as Garrett’s “sermon” this year was all about family. Whether related by blood, marriage or long-time friendship, you couldn’t look at the Sunday Morning Gospel stage without seeing a few family ties. Long-time friends and musical cohorts Jon Weisberger, Ned Luberecki, Chris Jones and Chris Eldridge (former Stringdusters guitarist), and ‘Dusters brethren Andy Falco and Andy Hall were some of the first to join Garrett on stage; followed by husband-and-wife duos Andy and Janice Hall, Travis Book and Sarah Siskind, and Jeremy and Connie Garrett. The family theme continued as the Garrett clan circled the mics on stage and treated the audience to some good ol’ fashion shape note harmonizing. Of course, no musical family affair at The Festy would be complete without a full-on dusting, so The ‘Duster “brothers” hopped on stage and finished out the Gospel Hour with Let It Go and One More Bridge.
Before Railroad Earth closed out the festival on Sunday, Andy Falco and Chris Pandolfi rocked The Southern Stage as Founding Fathers. Everywhere these guys go, they’ve been wowing audiences with their unique beats, samples and shreds. The constant evolution of their sound makes every Founding Fathers set a unique dub grassy-rock odyssey, and their Sunday performance was no different. Andy Hall even sat in on the lap steel, cranking the shred level to 11.
It seems like every year The Festy Experience gets better and better—and, in spite of the rain, this year was no different. Though the rain was falling, the grounds were still alight with bright smiling faces, crackling campfires, and hot tunes. A big thanks to everyone who shared their Columbus Day weekend with us—friends, family and Jamily from near and far. We all made memories that will last a lifetime, and we look forward to doing it all again next year.
September 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
By now, you’ve probably seen photos and footage of the devastating floods that are sweeping through Colorado. Our thoughts are with all of those that have been affected. Cuasing seemingly-countless acts of destruction, the beautiful town of Lyons, CO is nearly completely submerged under fast moving-water. Tomorrow night, the same night we’re playing Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, our friends Town Mountain were set to play the stages at Planet Bluegrass, which has also fallen victim to the floods. We and Cervantes have invited the band to come to Denver to play an evening of music with us in the adjoining music hall, Cervantes’ Other Side. Coral Creek String Band will still be pickin’ in the Other Side, too!
PURCHASE TICKETS NOW
Tickets (regardless of when they’re purchased) will include admission to both Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom and the Other Side. Additionally, $2 from every ticket will go to Lyons, CO relief! Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of the show. That means at midnight Mountain Time tonight, the ticket price goes up to $30—so get it while you can and help us donate relief to the Planet Bluegrass ranch!
May 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
This summer you’ll find the ‘Dusters in the mountains and by the sea.
We’re excited to announce our 2013 American Rivers Tour. In August we’ll be traversing the Rockies to play shows in many of the great river towns of the Mountain West. We’ll start at the Depot in Salt Lake City and move through Colorado, Washington, Idaho, and Montana before finishing at the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Wyoming. Highlights include a two-night run at the State Bridge in Bond, CO. The entire run will celebrate the 40th anniversary of American Rivers, a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams.
But before we head to the mountains, though, you can catch us at the beach. Our six-show Atlantic Beach Tour moves up the Eastern Seaboard from Charleston to Asbury Park in July.