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The Infamous Stringdusters Release New Full-Length Album ‘Laws Of Gravity’

Progressive Bluegrass virtuosos THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS have returned with Laws Of Gravity, a new full-length album out today, January 13, on Compass Records. The 13-track collection celebrates a return to form for the Grammy-nominated acoustic five-piece, whose widely acclaimed 2016 album Ladies & Gentlemen featured all female singers (such as Joss Stone, Lee Ann Womack, Nicki Bluhm, etc).

Stream Laws Of Gravity now on Spotify and watch the music video for the album’s focus track “Gravity,” which offers a look into the band recording in studio.

THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERSAndy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)–recorded Laws Of Gravity 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.”

Book adds, “A return to form is one way to put it. We’re returning to the starting point but the starting point has really shifted. In a lot of ways, more experiences together, traveling, touring for a decade and also this last phase of Ladies & Gentlemen and all the collaborations have opened new ways of approaching the music so it feels like the band is still really moving forward.”

The band–hailed for their incomparably tight yet improvisation-infused live shows–are poised to build on their growing fan base and momentum.  They have won four International Bluegrass Music Association awards, earned a “Best Country Instrumental” Grammy nomination in 2011 and garnered widespread critical acclaim.

2016 was filled with several unique and notable highlights in the band’s 10+ year career. At their first-ever headlining show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the band was joined by special guests Lee Ann Womack and Nicki Bluhm. Rolling Stone debuted a performance video of “Run To Heaven;” check it out here. Additionally, the Stringdusters were invited to back Ryan Adams at both the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the Newport Folk Festival, where, with Nicki Bluhm, they all jammed a cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver” (watch it here) and again for a performance of Adams’ classic “Oh My Sweet Carolina” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Watch here. Another 2016 milestone was sharing 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.

With no signs of slowing, 2017 is on track to be their busiest year yet. THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS kicked off their “Laws Of Gravity” national headlining tour last night in Raleigh, NC and will take the stage tonight in Asheville, NC. The extensive tour will keep the band out on the road through April and will include several festival appearances including Gem & Jam Festival, Winter WonderGrass and the Treefort Music Festival, as well as Mountain Jam, Electric Forest, and others to be announced, for this summer. See below for a list of all “Laws Of Gravity” tour dates.

“The Laws Of Gravity Tour:”

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

Thu 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

Thu 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

Thu 2/16

Sacramento, CA

Harlow’s

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

Thu 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

Thu 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

Thu 3/23

Park City, UT

Park City Live

Fri 3/24

Boise, ID

Treefort Music Festival

Sat 3/25

Missoula, MT

The Wilma

Sun 3/26

Whitefish, MT

The Great Northern

Sun 4/2

Arcata, CA

Humbrew’s

Tue 4/4

Bend, OR

Domino Room

Wed 4/5

Eugene, OR

HiFi Music Hall

Thu 4/6

Portland, OR

Wonder Ballroom

Fri 4/7

Portland, OR

Wonder Ballroom

Sat 4/8

Seattle, WA

Neumos

Laws Of Gravity track list:

  1. Freedom

  2. Gravity

  3. A Hard Life Makes A Good Song

  4. Vertigo

  5. Maxwell

  6. Black Elk

  7. This Ol’ Building

  8. Soul Searching

  9. 1901: A Canyon Odyssey

  10. Sirens

  11. Back Home

  12. Let Me Know

  13. I Run To You

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