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    New Song & Video by Chris Pandolfi

    February 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

    Banjo master, ‘Duster videographer, and electronic explorer Chris Pandolfi just published a new song and video.  You can check it out on his blog and download the tune on his Bandcamp Page.

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    Andy Falco releases Digital 45

    February 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

    Hot from Cresty’s Place:

    I can remember the tail end of the era when vinyl was the main music medium in record stores. Often times as a kid with limited funds, I would buy 45 rpm records (for about 99¢). They usually had the hit on side A with a more obscure B side and sometimes even had special artwork on the sleeve, unique to the 45 release. My ‘Digital 45′ series is a tribute to those little records, and this is the first of hopefully many more to come. Enjoy!  http://andyfalco.bandcamp.com
    -Andy Falco 

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    Ski Tour Hotel & Ticket Packages

    January 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

    Joining The ‘Dusters in Boulder, CO or Jackson, WY? Get your show tickets and hotel room all set right now! The Show Sherpa’s got your one and two night Stringdusters’ Ski Tour hotel and show ticket packages below.

     
    Boulder Package

    All accommodations are located at The Quality Inn of Boulder about a mile away for The Fox Theatre.

     

    Jackson Package

    All accommodations are located at The Antler Inn of Jackson a few blocks away for The Pink Garter.

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    2013 Ski Tour Partners

    January 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

    We have some amazing partners along for this year’s Ski Tour.

     

    Oskar Blues Brewery - Oskar Blues Brewery – The music-loving folks at Oskar Blues are way-down with the Dusters! They’ll be around at almost all the shows, with their classic Dale’s Pale Ale on hand at the venue, or maybe at a pre-party before the show. They’re bringing a pair of their awesome, custom Icelantic Skis that we’ll raffle off during the tour (all to raise money for Protect Our Winters), and stay tuned for info on a special day on the mountain with the band between Boulder shows. www.oskarblues.com/

     
    Protect Our Winters - It wouldn’t be Ski Tour without Winter, right!?!? Protect Our Winters is not only one of our favorite acronyms: POW! They’re a great organization who is bringing climate change issues to the front for the snowsports industry. Founded by pro freerider Jeremy Jones after witnessing the changes on his favorite mountains firsthand, Protect Our Winters plans to educate and mobilize fans on the slopes and at the shows. Check out our merch table for more info on POW, and make sure you get a couple of raffle tickets for the Oskar Blues/Icelantic Skis, whose proceeds are going straight to Protect Our Winterswww.protectourwinters.org/

     

    Mountain Khakis - Mountain Khakis are helping get folks out to see the Dusters with a big contest we just wrapped up for a trip to Jackson with hotel, meals, and tickets to the Dusters shows, along with great gear from Mountain Khakis and other brands. Congrats to Leslie in Sheridan, Wyoming on winning that prize! There’s still more: now through February 4th, at select MK retailers, anyone who tries on or purchases a Mountain Khakis product can register to win a pair of tickets to that town’s show. Check out the list below to visit your closest shop for a chance to win:

     

    Durango – Pine Needle Mountaineering
    Aspen – Ute Mountaineer
    Boulder – Neptune Mountaineering
    Park City – Park City Clothing
    Jackson – Jack Dennis Sports & Skinny Skis

     

    Icelantic Skis - What better fit for the Stringdusters and Ski Tour than cutting-edge skis, made right in Colorado?  Icelantic makes an amazing product, and you just might catch some Dusters out on their skis between shows. Check out the Icelantic-made, Oskar Blues-branded skis that we’re raffling off at the merch table, and stay tuned for more opps on connecting with Icelantic and the band throughout the tour.  www.icelanticskis.com/

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    With a Little Help from Our Friends

    January 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

    The Ski Tour is one of the true Stringdusters traditions. And what good are traditions unless they can be shared with great friends. Of course, we invite our most coveted friends (you, the fans) to every event we do. But this Ski Tour we decided to open each night with some old friends from the hood.
     
    We’re stoked to have Booksy’s friends and former bandmates Jon Stickley and Robin Davis opening our Colorado Ski Tour Shows. The three of them were in a band called Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band with Anders Beck (Greensky) and Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon) from 2003-2005. If you haven’t heard them, Robin’s band Waiting on Trial is a dirty desert bluegrass band with a penchant for whiskey and Martin D-21′s. Jon Stickley Trio is a free exploration of the gray area between jazz and bluegrass, smiles guaranteed. Both bands are awesome and we’re thrilled to turn our fans on to these bands that are both truly part of the family.
     
    Jon Stickley Trio (Durango, Aspen, Boulder)

    Waiting on Trial (Durango, Boulder)

    Benyaro (Jackson)

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    ‘Dusters in DC, Richmond & Delaware

    January 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

    Tickets are now available for our headlining show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC! We’ll be there on March 29th, the same weekend as the Craft Brewers Conference so be sure to get your tickets in advance since we’ll be the Friday night entertainment for festival goers.

     

    We also have some great shows lined up around that weekend starting at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington, DE on the 28th and moving on to The National in Richmond, VA on the 30th.

     

    Thursday, March 28th – Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live @ The Queen
    Friday, March 29th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
    Saturday, March 30th – Richmond, VA – The National

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    The New York Times reviews The ‘Dusters at The Bowery Ballroom

    January 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

    We’re so pleased that The New York Times came out to see The Stringdusters play at one of our favorite venues, The Bowery Ballroom. And for publishing an awesome photo of the show. (Thanks to our lighting engineer, Brett, for his help with that too).

    “What sounds casual and good-timey — handoffs from player to player, solos that turn into intertwined duets — is intricately plotted and arranged, attentive to the textures of each voice and string. The Infamous Stringdusters don’t leave bluegrass behind; they’re stretching it from within.”

     

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    New Years Eve Cup Program

    December 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

    We had great success at The Festy Experience this year keeping thousands of cups out of the landfill and maintaining clean concert grounds so we’re doing it again to celebrate New Years. Bring your empty steel pint cup (from The Festy, Floyd Fest, etc.) to our New Years Eve show and The Jefferson Theater will fill up your cup for $1 off draught beers.

    Additionally all VIP ticket holders will receive a Kleen Kanteen steel pint cup and koozie in their package.

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    The ‘Dusters are going Underground

    December 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

    We’re very excited to be featured on the PBS Bluegrass Underground TV Series.  The 3rd season of Bluegrass Underground will be filmed from March 8-10, 2013 in Cumberland Caverns, TN.
    The lineup will include:
    - The Infamous Stringdusters
    - Leon Russell
    - The Wood Brothers
    - Andrew Bird
    - Old Crow Medicine Show
    - North Mississippi Allstars
    - Yonder Mountain String Band
    - Ben Sollee…and More!
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    Virtual GoPro Video Tour

    December 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

    Each week from now until December 18th we’ll be posting an exclusive GoPro video on a different online location.

     

    Week 1: Relix – “He’s Gone”

    Week 2: American Songwriter

    Week 3: Elevation Outdoors

     

    Visit Elevation Outdoors to check out the final stop on the Virtual GoPro Video Tour:

     

    Visit American Songwriter to check out the second stop on the Virtual GoPro Video Tour:

     

    Visit Relix to check out the first stop on the Virtual GoPro Video Tour:

     

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