The INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS are excited to announce two special guests at their summer tour kick-off at Red Rocks on May 6: LEE ANN WOMACK and NICKI BLUHM

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The INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS are excited to announce two special guests at their summer tour kick-off at Red Rocks on May 6: LEE ANN WOMACK and NICKI BLUHM.  Both singers are featured on the acoustic five-piece’s new album Ladies & Gentlemen, which was released earlier this year (February 5, Compass Records) to much critical acclaim.
The modern bluegrass virtuosos–Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)–have been on the road in support of Ladies & Gentlemen non-stop since early February, and are taking a few weeks off before launching the summer tour in a big way at Red Rocks.  “Both Lee Ann and Nicki are premier singers, and having them join us for our Red Rocks show should make for an electric night!,” says Hall.
The Stringdusters‘ new album was cited by Rolling Stone as one of the “Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2016” and has been widely praised for the purity of their bluegrass and the talented female vocalists who’ve recorded with them:
“Infamous Stringdusters is a virtuoso five-man string band, rooted in bluegrass but ready to stretch…the songs are even better: ruminations on time, distance, mortality, purpose, shared humanity and long-term love. The women’s distinctive voices etch each one with the clarity it deserves.”  Jon Pareles, New York Times
“…album showcases not only the Stringdusters’ keen, constantly evolving craftsmanship, but some of the best singers in the game, all of whom happen to be women.”  Marissa Moss, Rolling
“…never a group to shy away from expanding its bluegrass boundaries, to infuse all the soul and emotion that such non-bluegrass singers as Joan Osborne, Joss Stone and others bring to an already strong batch of original tunes…Credit the five-piece for writing effortlessly melodic songs…that stretch the confines of their genre, specifically into a bluesier, more R&B approach that really connects.”  Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter
The 12-song collection of new INFAMOUS STRINDUSTERS songs features a who’s-who of singers including JOSS STONE, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, JOAN OSBORNE, SARA WATKINS, SARA JAROSZ and more (full track listing below).  Rolling Stone said, “But this is no novelty concept album. Instead, it’s the sound of a band expanding its reach with some of the best voices in the business.”  Check out the article here.  The magazine had previously debuted one of the tracks, “I Believe” featuring Ms. Womack, which you can hear here.  They described it as “a delicately solemn ballad in the key of country that’s like an Appalachian version of the Youngbloods’ ‘Get Together.'”
In other exciting news, Relix Magazine treated its readers to another exclusive song, “See How Far You’ve Come” featuring Sara Watkins.  Check out the new song here.  Meanwhile, debuted “Ladders In The Sky” featuring Claire Lynch, which you can find here.  And American Songwriter shared “Won’t Be Long” with Sarah Jarosz here.
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” summer 2016
Fri 5/6
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks
Sat 5/7
Boulder, CO
Fox Theatre
Fri 5/20 & Sat 5/21
Scranton, PA
Susquehanna Breakdown
Thur 5/26
Cumberland, MD
DelFest/Allegany County Fair
Fri 5/27
Cumberland, MD
DelFest/Allegany County Fair
Sat 5/28
Clarks Grove, MN
Revival Fest/Harmony Park
Fri 6/3
Minden, WV
Mountain Music Festival
Sat 6/4
Black Mountain, NC
Pisgah Brewing
Sun 6/5
Lexington, VA
Lime Kiln Theater
Fri 6/10 & Sat 6/11
Calpine, CA
Sierra Valley Lodge
Sun 6/12
Ontario, CA
Huck Finn Jubilee
Thu 6/16
Telluride, CO
Telluride Bluegrass
Fri 6/24
Owensboro, KY
ROMP Bluegrass Festival
Winnipeg, MAN
Winnipeg Folk Festival
Thur 7/14
North Plains, OR
Northwest String Summit
Fri 7/15
North Plains, OR
Northwest String Summit
Sat 7/16
Navarro, CA
Redwood Ramble
Sat 8/6
South Fork, CO
Rhythms on the Rio
Sat 9/17
North Adams, MA
FreshGrass Fest
Fri 9/23
Wilkesboro, NC
Carolina in the Fall Fest


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