The Infamous Stringdusters Announce New Album ‘Laws Of Gravity’ Out January 13

Bluegrass virtuosos THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS have announced details about their upcoming new album and an extensive supporting tour.  As first revealed on Rolling Stone Country, the new album LAWS OF GRAVITY is set for release January 13, 2017, and marks a return to form for the Grammy-nominated acoustic five-piece, whose widely acclaimed 2016 album Ladies & Gentlemen featured all female singers (like Joss Stone, Lee Ann Womack, Nicki Bluhm, etc).  Laws Of Gravity (Compass Records) is all new original Dusters music–perhaps the most Infamous record they’ve done in their decade together. The first new music from the 13-track collection, “This Ol’ Building,” is available now to those that pre-order the album at iTunes.

Stream “This Ol’ Building” here.  Songwriter/guitarist Andy Falco shares, “I wrote ‘This Ol’ Building’ in the middle of what turned out to be the most polarizing and divisive presidential election of my time.  It seems now to be a warning to come together.  We must be united and try to understand each other.  We must respect each other, listen to each other and help each other.  Whether you see it as the country or the planet, ‘This Ol’ Building’ that we all love has a lot of life left in her, but we must live and let live and look out for each other.  Then, and only then, it won’t come crumbling down.”

The Infamous StringdustersAndy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)–recorded the album in Nashville and co-produced it with Billy Hume (Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins).  “This is an important record for us, coming off the Ladies & Gentlemen project,” says Falco.  “That album exposed us to a lot of new fans and we toured so hard this year, it really feels like a great time in the history of the band.  We think Laws Of Gravity is a quintessential Stringdusters record, and that all facets of the group are represented on the album in a cohesive way.”

Laws Of Gravity is true Infamous Stringdusters at their finest, with honest songs and a fresh yet familiar bluegrass/Americana/progressive feel.  “You write what you know,” says Falco.  “We’re on the road all the time and there’s always gravity that’s keeping you grounded, and pulling you home.  The themes on this album stem from things that happen out on the road, and the freedom we have to make music.  There’s nothing freer than being on stage and making music.  We’re telling these stories of musical nomads, all the stuff we like to do.”  Of the recording process, Pandolfi adds, “We had a lot of good energy stored up as we were getting into production, as well as a few more years of experience with the studio.  We had much more of a vision for how we wanted this album to come together than we did with past projects.  We know that capturing the live, collective sound always opens a door for the listeners, as opposed to building and crafting something that you can only make in the studio.  We are a band.  We play live, together, and more than any one song or achievement, this is what we do.  Now we have an album that captures that.”

The Infamous Stringdusters 2016 tour dates:

Fri 11/18

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bowl

Sat 11/19

Baltimore, MD

Ram’s Head Live

Fri 12/9 > Tue 12/13

Cancun, MEX

Now Sapphire Resort & Spa

Fri 12/30

Richmond, VA

The National

Sat 12/31

Richmond, VA

The National

“The Laws Of Gravity Tour:”


Thur 1/12

Raleigh, NC

Lincoln Theatre

Fri 1/13

Asheville, NC

The Orange Peel

Sat 1/14

Athens, GA

Georgia Theatre

Sun 1/15

Abingdon, VA

Historic Barter Theatre

Wed 1/18

Pawling, NY

Daryl’s House

Thur 1/19

Plymouth, NH

Flying Monkey

Fri 1/20

Portland, ME

Port City Music Hall

Sat 1/21

Boston, MA

Paradise Rock Club

Sun 1/22

Hartford, CT

Infinity Hall

Tue 1/24

Columbus, OH

Park Street Saloon

Wed 1/25

Rocky Mount, VA

Harvester Performance Center

Thur 1/26

Charlotte, NC

Visulite Theatre

Fri 1/27

Washington, DC

9:30 Club

Sat 1/28

Philadelphia, PA

World Cafe Live

Fri 2/3 > Sun 2/5

Tucson, AZ

Gem & Jam Festival

Thur 2/16

Sacramento, CA


Fri 2/17

San Francisco, CA

The Fillmore

Sat 2/18

Los Angeles, CA

The Troubadour

Sun 2/19

Solana Beach, CA

Belly Up Tavern

Mon 2/20

Las Vegas, NV

Brooklyn Bowl

Wed 2/22

Telluride, CO

Sheridan Opera House

Thur 2/23

Telluride, CO

Sheridan Opera House

Fri 2/24

Aspen, CO

Belly Up

Sat 2/25

Steamboat Springs, CO

Winter WonderGrass

Sun 2/26

Steamboat Springs, CO

Winter WonderGrass

Wed 3/15

Cleveland, OH

Beachland Ballroom

Thur 3/16

Indianapolis, IN

The Vogue

Fri 3/17

Chicago, IL

Park West

Sat 3/18

St. Joseph, MN

College of St. Benedict

Sun 3/19

Omaha, NE

Waiting Room

Tue 3/21

Jackson, WY

Pink Garter

Wed 3/22

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming

Thur 3/23

Park City, UT

Park City Live

Sat 3/25

Missoula, MT

The Wilma

Sun 3/26

Whitefish, MT

The Great Northern

Sun 4/2

Arcata, CA


Tue 4/4

Bend, OR

Domino Room

Wed 4/5

Eugene, OR

HiFi Music Hall

Thur 4/6

Portland, OR

Wonder Ballroom

Fri 4/7

Portland, OR

Wonder Ballroom

Sat 4/8

Seattle, WA


Laws Of Gravity track list:



A Hard Life Makes A Good Song



Black Elk

This Ol’ Building

Soul Searching

1901: A Canyon Odyssey


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