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    Chris Pandolfi remembers Earl Scruggs

    March 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

    Read our own banjo picker, Chris Pandolfi’s thoughts and inspirations from the legacy that Earl Scruggs leaves behind.

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    The Festy Presents The Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Anniversary Experience

    March 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

    The Stringdusters are thrilled to be a part of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports’ 40th Anniversary celebration.  The May 12 event at The Charlottesville Pavilion benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Central Blue Ridge.  The Festy is working with both organizations to create a program to expose our community’s youth to outdoor experiences.  Admission will be a $2.50 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge which commemorates the 250th anniversary of the City of Charlottesville. If available, day-of-show tickets will be $5.00.

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    Silver Sky Tour Footage

    March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

    Hitchhiker recorded/filmed in Burlington, Vermont last week is up for your viewing plessure and there’s more to come from the first week of the Silver Sky Tour. . .

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    More Outdoor Store Performances

    March 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

    Just announced: Another visit to Half Moon Outfiters.  We’ll be in the Athens store on Friday, March 23 at 5pm for a fully acoustic performance before our show with Tea Leaf Green at The Georgia Theater.

    Also on in our tour routing are stops at The Great Outdoor Provision Co in Wilmington (March 21) and Charlotte (March 22), at 4pm.

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    ‘Silver Sky’ Released Today

    March 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

    Thank you Pledger friends.  We hope this release and tour is our best yet and we couldn’t have done it with out you.  Orders for ‘Silver Sky’ (digital, cd, signed cd, and vinyl) can still be made through PledgeMusic. You may stream ‘Silver Sky’ here as well.  We’ll be continuing to add exclusive content there through the spring.  We hope to see you at show very soon!

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    Silver Sky Tour Announced – New Dates Added

    March 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

    The Silver Sky Tour kicks off in March and is heading to a venue near you. We are amped to be returning to many of our favorite east coast spots this spring as we get the show on the road.  Check out the new show additions in April and May.





    3/13  Higher Ground                        Burlington, VT
    3/14  Empire                                      Portland, ME
    3/15  The Paradise                           Boston, MA
    3/16  The Bowery Ballroom            New York, NY
    3/17  The 930 Club                          Washington, DC
    3/20  Cat’s Cradle                             Carborro, NC
    3/21  The Soap Box                          Wilmington, NC
    3/22  The Visulite                              Charlotte, NC
    3/23  Georgia Theater                      Athens, GA
    3/24 – 25  Suwannee Spring Fest  Live Oak, FL
    4/12 Liberty Hall                                Lawrence, KS
    (supporting Leftover Salmon)
    4/13  The Bluebird Theater             Denver, CO
    4/14  Aggie Theatre                         Fort Collins, CO
    4/15  eTown at Boulder Theater    Boulder, CO
    4/17  Winston’s                                 San Diego, CA
    4/18  Saint Rocke                             Hermosa Beach, CA
    4/19  Moe’s Alley                              Santa Cruz, CA
    4/20  The Independent                    San Francisco, CO
    4/21 Wonder Ballroom                    Portland, OR
    4/22 Tractor Tavern                         Seattle, WA
    4/25 The Aquarium                          Fargo, ND
    4/26 The Cabooze                           Minneapolis, MN
    4/27 High Noon Saloon                  Madison, WI
    4/28 The Double Door                    Chicago, IL
    4/29 3rd & Lindsley                         Nashville, TN
    5/17 Groovin’ In The Garden         Richmond, VA
    5/18 The Orange Peel                    Asheville, NC
    5/19 The Masquerade                    Atlanta, GA
    5/20 The Pour House                     Charleston, SC
    5/23 Headliners Music Hall           Louisville, KY
    5/30 Beachland Ballroom              Cleveland, OH

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    Reviews of Yonder shows w/ The Stringdusters

    February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

    Photo by Rex Thomson

    The ‘Dusters are having such a blast on Yonder’s Cabin Fever Tour.  Some press folks have come out and taken notice of these special dates.

    Reviews of the first leg in Nashville, Atlanta, and Birmingham are up on Hidden Track and Honest Tune.

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    Free In-Store Performances This Week

    February 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

    We have slightly shorter set times supporting Yonder this week but we want to make sure you get your healthy dose of ‘Dusters. We’re collaborating with some very cool stores (and Mountain Khakis, who don’t come empty handed) to bring you fully acoustic and intimate performances this week. Please join us on…

    The Infamous Stringdusters Presented by Half-Moon Outfitters from PDA Video on Vimeo.

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    Founding Fathers (Andy Falco & Chris Pandolfi) support Rubblebucket & moe.

    February 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

    The Founding Fathers will be supporting Rubblebucket at The Southern Music Hall in Charlottesville for a Festy Presents show this Saturday, Feb 18. Buy tickets here.

    The duo will also be supporting moe. Saturday March 10 at Ram’s Head Live! presented by All Good Presents.  Buy tickets here.

    About The Founding Fathers

    In 2011, The Infamous Stringdusters transferred their homebase from Nashville, TN to Charlottesville, VA.   The Founding Fathers is the stage name for the members of The Stringdusters who live permanently in Charlottesville.  While the lineup may evolve, it currently consists of Andy Falco (guitar) and Chris Pandolfi (banjo).  Expect special guests, instrumentals, and vocal performances that may not otherwise be heard from on stage from The Stringdusters.


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    Travis ‘Rockets’ Pledge release

    February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

    Travis sings ‘Rockets’ in the greenroom, a taste of the exclusive Pledge updates.

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