Infamous Stringdusters – Free Concert
The Infamous Stringdusters are a pop bluegrass band. The band emerged in 2007 with the acclaimed album Fork in the Road on Sugar Hill Records. The band’s current line-up features Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass). The band has become known for a complex, distinctive, and groove-friendly sound along with a bluegrass theme. Falco is the newest permanent member, filling the role vacated by guitarist Chris Eldridge(son of Ben Eldridge and later a touring partner with Chris Thile). Jesse Cobb (mandolin) announced his departure Oct 5, 2011; Dominick Leslie was announced as the mandolin player for the tour that followed but the band has not replaced Cobb and is now touring and recording as a five-piece ensemble.
The Infamous Stringdusters won three awards at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Ceremony in October 2007: Emerging Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Fork in the Road (in a tie with J.D. Crowe & the New South‘s albumLefty’s Old Guitar), and Song of the Year for the album’s title cut. The band was also nominated for 2011 Entertainer of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Their “Magic No. 9″ (from Things That Fly) was nominated for a 2011 Grammy award for “Best Country Instrumental”.