While you’re leafing (or scrolling) through the June Relix issue check out their review of ‘Silver Sky’. They say ” this is not the bluegrass of yesteryear, but rather one which honors the past, while boldly looking toward the future”.
In other exciting press, LastFm compiled a list of the most influential festivals for exposing and growing new artists. Electric Forest is noted in the US and The ‘Dusters are the fastest growing band performing there. Statistics can be tough on bands considering most bands break up, but these are pretty sweet.
How A Great Artist Can Change A Life: Doc Watson, Rest In Peace
By Andy Falco
My parents are music lovers, and music was and still is a big part of our family. Growing up, there was always really great music playing somewhere in our home. Records or the radio were always playing somewhere in the house, seemingly at all times. Radio was permanently on in the car. Classical radio was always the soundtrack on our Sunday drives to my grandparent’s in NYC.
My parents are what I would consider model record buyers. If they hear something they like on the radio or television, they buy the record the next day. And their taste is eclectic, ranging from The Beatles to Sonny Rollins to the Doors to Johnny Cash to Mozart to Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry to Broadway Show Soundtracks to Herb Albert to Judy Collins to The Band to Simon and Garfunkel to Modern Jazz Quartet to Willie Nelson and and so on. Read more
Have y’all heard YMSB is heading back to Planet Bluegrass for their Kinfolk Celebration? Home of one of the best festival grounds in the universe, Yonder will call it their own for a couple days and nights in August. They’ve asked our own Andy Hall to join their sets for some dobro flavor. More info here and here.
Friends, we’re close to publishing up our new and improved webstore. We’ll let y’all know as soon as it’s up. In the short term, you can procure our new album, Silver Sky, (or any former albums) here via digital download. If you’d like a hard copy cd of ‘Silver Sky’ or ‘We’ll Do It Live’, email stringdusters at theartistfarm dot com. Domestic orders (for single discs) may be shipped for $17 including shipping. International order prices will very.