INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS

THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS
TO RELEASE ALL-STAR ALBUM

LADIES & GENTLEMEN
FEATURING SOME OF THE TOP FEMALE VOCALISTS
IN MUSIC TODAY 

ROLLINGSTONE.COM PREMIERES
“I BELIEVE” FEATURING LEE ANN WOMACK TODAY

 COMPASS RECORDS TO RELEASE
CD ON FEBRUARY 5

GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass/country/improvisational outfit THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS will release their new full-length album of original songs–featuring some of the best female vocalists around—on February 5th (Compass Records). Appropriately titled LADIES & GENTLEMEN, the 12-song collection features a who’s-who of singers including JOSS STONE, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, LEE ANN WOMACK, JOAN OSBORNE and more (full track listing below).

Today, ROLLINGSTONE.COM debuts “I Believe,” featuring Lee Ann Womack, which you can check out here.

This marks the sixth full-length studio album from the American five-piece, who have earned a GRAMMY nomination as well as won multiple International Bluegrass Association Awards since releasing their debut album in 2007.

The band–Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (bass)–released an acclaimed EP of fan-favorite cover songs (Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, the Highwaymen) in October, and toured throughout November. The “Ladies & Gentlemen” tour will kick off February 8 in Colorado and run through April 10 in Connecticut. They also have two shows in December of 2015: Denver, CO on the 12th (available for video-stream at www.thestringdusters.com) and Baltimore, MD on New Year’s Eve (full concert itinerary below).

Equal parts old school cats and modern operators, the Stringdusters’ latest album, Ladies & Gentlemen highlights the group’s instrumental and compositional prowess. The new set opens up fresh spaces including the drum-boosted contemporary country bounce of “Listen” with airwave vet Joan Osborne, the classic Dolly Parton feel “See How Far” with Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek, Watkins Family Hour), the slow jam slink of “Have A Little Faith” with nu-soul belter Joss Stone, and the contemporary folk breeze of “I Believe” with Lee Ann Womack. Elsewhere Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jennifer Hartswick, Aofie O’Donovan (Crooked Still, Sometymes Why, The Goat Rodeo Sessions), Celia Woodsmith (Della Mae), Sarah Jarosz, Nicki Bluhm, Claire Lynch, and Abigail Washburn weave their voices into one of the group’s strongest song cycles to date.

LADIES & GENTLEMEN track listing
Listen (Joan Osborne)
I Believe (Lee Ann Womack)
Won’t Be Long (Sara Jarosz)
Have A Little Faith (Joss Stone)
See How Far You’ve Come (Sara Watkins)
Old Whiskey Bottle (Celia Woodsmith)
Still The One (Nicki Bluhm)
Ladders In The Sky (Claire Lynch)
Coming Back To You (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Run To Heaven (Aofie O’Donovan)
Rock And Roll (Abigail Washburn)
Hazosphere (Jennifer Hartswick)

“The Ladies & Gentlemen Tour” 2016

Mon 2/8 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House
Tue 2/9 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House
Wed 2/10 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Thur 2/11 Jackson Hole, WY Pink Garter Theatre
Fri 2/12 Jackson Hole, WY Pink Garter Theatre
Sat 2/13 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Sun 2/14 Park City, UT Park City Live
Tue 2/16 Whitefish, MT The Great Northern
Wed 2/17 Missoula, MT Top Hat Lounge
Thur 2/18 Seattle, WA The Showbox
Fri 2/19 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Sat 2/20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Sun 2/21 Incline Village Crystal Bay, NV Crystal Bay Club Casino
Tue 2/23 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
Thur 2/25
  1. Hollywood, CA
Troubadour
Fri 2/26 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
Sat 2/27 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Wed 3/9 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Thur 3/10 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
Fri 3/11 Chicago, IL Park West
Sat 3/12 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Sun 3/13 Iowa City, IA Englert Theatre
Tue 3/15 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Wed 3/16 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
Thur 3/17 Nashville, TN Exit In
Fri 3/18 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Wed 3/30 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Thur 3/31 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri 4/1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat 4/2 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sun 4/3 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Tue 4/5 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester PAC
Wed 4/6 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
Thur 4/7 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
Fri 4/8 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Sat 4/9 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Sun 4/10 Hartford, CT Infinity Hall Hartford

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THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS:
GRAMMY-NOMINATED BLUEGRASS ROCKERS
SET TO RELEASE “UNDERCOVER” EP
ALBUM CELEBRATES FAN FAVORITE COVERS OF

PINK FLOYD, TOM PETTY, JOHNNY CASH
BOB DYLAN AND THE HIGHWAYMEN 

ROLLING STONE DEBUTS COVER OF “AMERICAN GIRL” 

FALL TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 29
WITH TWO NIGHTS AT BROOKLYN BOWL

 Grammy-nominated bluegrass stalwarts THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS are excited to announce the release of Undercover, an EP featuring five fan-favorite cover songs the group has performed on the road since they formed in 2006. A recent recording session in their Colorado home base yielded a strong collection of tracks including Pink Floyd’s “Fearless,” Tom Petty’s “American Girl,” Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice” and “Highwayman” from the Highwaymen (Cash, Jennings, Nelson, Kristofferson). The EP will be in stores October 9. Rolling Stone.com has exclusively premiered “American Girl,” which you can check out here.

The band–Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)–will hit the road to support the EP October 29 with a quick 15-date tour, highlighted by two shows in NYC at Brooklyn Bowl.

The Infamous Stringdusters have released four highly-acclaimed studio albums since forming in Colorado, and wanted to mix things up a little for this new release. “We had a great summer touring and wanted to get right into the studio,” says Hall. “But we didn’t want to get into a cycle of tour-write-record-tour, so we sat down to capture some of the energy of songs that get the biggest reaction live.” The songs on Undercover were all recorded live in the studio, with all five Stringdusters jamming in the same room. “It was organic,” says Falco, who mixed the album. “We didn’t have an agenda. If we didn’t nail it after three takes, we moved on to another song. I think you can hear and feel the relaxed atmosphere in the music.”

Equally well-rehearsed and improvisational, the Stringdusters have drawn acclaim and awards for their unique style, with a common denominator of love for bluegrass and country. But their music is more than that, incorporating each of the five members’ eclectic influences. The band has won three International Bluegrass Music Association Awards and received a “Best Country Instrumental” Grammy nomination in 2011. In a 2012 review, the New York Times’ Jon Pareles said the Stringdusters “have ignored purism, applied their virtuosity to untraditional tunes and structures and found a wider audience along the jam-band circuit… 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.”

Here’s the tracklisting for Undercover:

Highwayman – Jimmy Webb (made famous by The Highwaymen: Cash, Jennings, Nelson, Kristofferson)
Fearless – Pink Floyd
Big River – Johnny Cash
American Girl – Tom Petty
Don’t Think Twice – Bob Dylan

Fall 2015 tour:

Thur 10/29 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Fri 10/30 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Sat 10/31 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Sun 11/1 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
Tue 11/3 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater
Wed 11/4 State College, PA The State Theater
Thur 11/5 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
Fri 11/6 Columbus, OH Park Street Saloon
Sat 11/7 Kalamazoo, MI Beer Garden
Sun 11/8 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
Tue 11/10 Louisville, KY Headliners
Wed 11/11 Nashville, TN Music City Roots
Thur 11/12 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
Fri 11/13 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
Sat 11/14 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

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