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THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS’ Epic Summer with Ryan Adams, Phil Lesh, Nicki Bluhm & More

The INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS are on pace to have the busiest year in their 10-year career, and they’re having a blast doing it.  They’ve been on tour non-stop since the February release of their highly acclaimed Ladies & Gentlemen album and are excited to return to the studio in September to record a new album of Stringdusters music.

This summer has been filled with several unique and notable highlights. Aside from their first-ever headlining show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the progressive bluegrass virtuosos were invited to back Ryan Adams at both the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the Newport Folk Festival, and performed with Adams on the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”  And the Stringdusters also shared the stage with Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh as part of his Phil & Friends set at the Lockn’ Festival, where they jammed with Anders Osborne, Joe Russo, Phish’s Jon Fishman and Page McConnell as well as Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.

The Stringdusters’ banjo player Chris Pandolfi raved about the recent shows, saying “This past summer has been amazing for us, with more cool musical opportunities than we could have ever expected. We played a handful of shows with honorary Stringduster Nicki Bluhm, featuring the music from our recent album, Ladies & Gentlemen, at some of our favorite festivals and venues across the country. Ryan (Adams) was amazing, gracious and inspiring to work with, always giving us room to make our mark on his incredible songs, and introducing us to so many of his amazing fans. As for the show with Grateful Dead bassist and all around musical giant Phil Lesh:  we got a lot of work done on the musical bucket list in one 90-minute set!  Phil has been such a great friend and ally over the years, and this show felt like a culmination of all that time together.  We can’t thank him enough. So, needless to say it’s been a very memorable summer!  All of these amazing artists helped bring our music to a new level, inspiring us to do better as we move forward toward a new Stringduster album and some big shows this fall winter. We can’t wait for Festy, Fillmore Halloween, Richmond NYE and everything in between.”

At the band’s first-ever Red Rocks headlining show, the band was joined by special guests Lee Ann Womack and Nicki Bluhm.  Rolling Stone debuted a performance video for “Run To Heaven;” check it out here.

At the Newport Folk Festival’s NPR Stage with Bob Boilen, they jammed with Ryan Adams and Nicki Bluhm on a cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver.”  Watch it here.

The Stingdusters again joined Adams and Bluhm for a new rendition of his classic “Oh My Sweet Carolina” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Watch here.

The band also stopped by The Onion’s “AV Club” for a spirited performance of The Killers’ “When We Were Young.”  Watch it here.

The Grammy-nominated acoustic five-piece–Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)–are touring in support of their widely acclaimed Ladies & Gentlemen album, which features all original Stringdusters songs with an array of standout female singers like Lee Ann Womack, Nicki Bluhm, Joss Stone and more.

The Stringdusters have dates booked through mid-December and will announce details about their forthcoming album soon.


Fri 9/16

S. Burlington, VT

Higher Ground

Sat 9/17

North Adams, MA

FreshGrass Fest

Sun 9/18

Canton, MA

Festy Experience

Wed 9/21

Nashville, TN

Americana Music Fest

Thur 9/22

Madisonville, TN

Hiwassee PAC

Fri 9/23

Wilkesboro, NC

Carolina in the Fall Fest

Sat 9/24

Winona, MN

Boats & Bluegrass Fest

Sat 10/1

San Rafael, CA

Terrapin Crossroads

Sun 10/2

San Francisco, CA

Hardly Strictly Festival

Fri 10/7

Arrington, VA

Festy Experience

Sat 10/8

Arrington, VA

Festy Experience

Sat 10/15

St. Augustine, FL

Magnolia Music Festival

Sun 10/16

Eureka Springs, AR

Harvest Moon Festival

Sat 10/22

Placerville, CA

Hangtown Halloween Ball

Sun 10/23

Placerville, CA

Hangtown Halloween Ball

Fri 10/28

Denver, CO

Fillmore Auditorium

Sat 10/29

Denver, CO

Fillmore Auditorium

Wed 11/16

Ithaca, NY

The Haunt

Thur 11/17

Jim Thorpe, PA

Mauch Chunk Opera House

Fri 11/18

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bowl

Sat 11/19

Baltimore, MD

Rams Head Live

Fri 12/9-Tue 12/13

Cancun, MEX

Strings & Sol Festival






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