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Still from “Gravity” music video
Earlier this year bluegrass virtuosos THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS released their latest album Laws Of Gravity (January 13 on Compass Records). The 13-track collection debuted #1 on Billboard‘s Bluegrass Albums chart and celebrates a return to form for the Grammy-nominated acoustic five-piece.
The band is now partnering with CMT for the exclusive premiere of the music video for “Gravity,” the latest single off of Laws Of Gravity; watch now on and in rotation on CMT’s TV broadcast channel.
“Gravity” was written by bassist Travis Book and his wife, singer/songwriter Sarah Siskind. Travis had the idea for some time and sat down with Sarah to finish it. “It’s kind of a straight forward love song,” Book explains. “In a lot of ways, it encapsulates the vibe around our relationship and our marriage. The lyric goes, ‘We thought the race was a long run, we didn’t know that we’d win it.’ When you’re in the middle of it you don’t necessarily realize this is it. You think there’s some trajectory but this is what it’s like to be in a relationship. And then hoping that gravity doesn’t let go, the forces that hold the earth together don’t just end and you all just sort of go floating off into space.”
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.”
Always ones to extend beyond existing boundaries and challenge norms, the progressive bluegrass group has embraced innovative live video streaming. On their latest tour, fans from all over the world had the opportunity to experience the live show from a unique on-stage perspective thanks to custom on-board instrument cameras. The audio was drawn direct from the soundboard to guarantee a high-quality, unmatched live streaming concert experience. The performances are streamed live on the band’s Facebook page and are archived online as well. It’s a completely new way to experience live acoustic music and the band plans to do more video streaming throughout the summer (live tour dates below).
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS on the road in support of Laws Of Gravity:
Sat 5/6
New Orleans, LA
Orpheum Theater
Sun 5/7
Pensacola, FL
Vinyl Music Hall
Fri 5/12
Aiken, SC
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
Sat 5/13
Huntersville, NC
North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival
Fri 5/19
Kansas City, MO
Bluegrass In The Bottoms
Sat 5/20
Grand Junction, CO
Grand Juntion Off-Road & Downtown Music Festival
Sat 5/27
Chillicothe, IL
Summer Camp Music Festival
Sun 5/28
Cumberland, MD
Fri 6/9
Eau Claire, WI
Blue Ox Music Festival
Sat 6/10
Haugan, MT
Silver Cloud Campout
Fri 6/16
Bend, OR
4 Peaks Music Festival
Sun 6/18
Hunter, NY
Mountain Jam Festival
Tue 6/20
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Thu-Sun 6/22-6/25
Rothbury, MI
Electric Forest Festival
Sat 7/1
Cincinnati, OH
Paradise on the Point
Thu-Sun 6/29-7/2
Rothbury, MI
Electric Forest Festival
Thu 7/13
Oak Hill, NY
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Tue 7/14
Beverly, MA
Cabot Theatre
Sat 7/15
Jay, VT
Jay Peak Resort
Sun 7/16
Greenfield, MA
Green River Festival
Thu 7/20
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
Fri 7/21
Lexington, VA
Lime Kiln Theater
Sun 7/22
Richmond, VA
Maymont Park
Fri 7/28
Lyons, CO
RockyGrass Festival
Thu-Sun 8/10-8/13
Darrington, WA
Summer Meltdown Festival
Fri 8/11
Alta, WY
Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival
Sat 8/19
Cockeysville, MD
Hot August Music Festival
Sat 8/26
Asheville, NC
Jam in the Trees
Thu-Mon 8/31-9/4
Tuolumne, CA
Strawberry Music Festival
Thu-Sun 10/12-10/15
Eureka Springs, AR
Hillberry, The Harvest Moon Festival
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