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Contest: Win Free Tickets to Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass on 4/20

April 19th, 2017

“Take my fascination with Grateful Dead songs and mix it together with my love of psychedelic improvisational bluegrass music and out burps this project,” says Keller Williams. So he’s hit the road with Jeff Austin, Danton Boller, Andy Hall and Jeremy Garrett. And this projectKeller Williams’ Grateful Grass, loose bluegrass takes on Dead tunes—comes to the Capitol Theatre tomorrow night. To make things even better, we’re giving away two tickets. To enter, fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, 4/20) and a brief message explaining why you’ve got to be there. The winner will be notified by tomorrow.

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The Infamous Stringdusters – The Bowery Ballroom – March 31, 2016

April 1st, 2016

The Infamous Stringdusters featuring Nicki Bluhm - The Bowery Ballroom - March 31, 2016

Photos courtesy of Marc Millman Photography | www.marcmillmanphotos.com/music

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Two Nights of the Infamous Stringdusters with Nicki Bluhm This Week

March 30th, 2016

The Infamous Stringdusters, those noted purveyors of groove-friendly bluegrass, formed in 2006. According to PopMatters, they “take traditional bluegrass and old-timey music and use it as a launching pad to explore other, more improvisational, free-flowing forms.” And while the band’s lineup hasn’t been exactly free flowing, there have been a few personnel changes over the ensuing years: Guitarist Andy Falco joined when Chris Eldridge departed to join Punch Brothers, and several years later, the man on the mandolin, Jesse Cobb, left the band. But Travis Book (upright bass), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), Andy Hall (dobro) and Chris Pandolfi (banjo) have all been around since the start. Their newest studio album, Ladies & Gentlemen (stream it below), arrived last month, and it finds the five-piece backing a variety of women singers. “The concept of male artists or bands who record albums with a variety of female singers isn’t new or unique,” opined American Songwriter. “But that doesn’t mean it’s played out or hackneyed either, especially when it’s delivered with as much class, restraint and enthusiasm as it is here…. The end product feels natural, unforced and even at times humble, making this appropriately titled sixth Stringdusters album yet another successful effort that moves the act beyond its string roots while keeping their collective feet planted in them.” One of the LP’s guests, acclaimed singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm, joins the Stringdusters (above, performing “Still the One” live at Jam in the Van’s Los Angeles headquarters) on tour, and they come to New York City for a pair of dates, tonight and tomorrow at The Bowery Ballroom.

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Infamous Stringdusters Celebrate New Album at The Bowery Ballroom

March 25th, 2014

The Infamous Stringdusters, those noted purveyors of groove-friendly bluegrass, formed in Nashville in 2006. According to PopMatters, they “take traditional bluegrass and old-timey music and use it as a launching pad to explore other, more improvisational, free-flowing forms.” And while the band’s lineup hasn’t been exactly free flowing, there have been a few personnel changes over the ensuing years: Guitarist Andy Falco joined when Chris Eldridge departed to join Punch Brothers, and several years later, the man on the mandolin, Jesse Cobb, left the band. But Travis Book (upright bass), Jeremy Garrett (Fiddle), Andy Hall (dobro) and Chris Pandolfi (banjo) have all been around since the start. And together, they’ve put out five albums (one of them a live LP), the last of which, Silver Sky (stream it below), came out in 2012. But their newest full-length, the highly anticipated Let It Go, arrives next Tuesday. And the Infamous Stringdusters (above, performing “Let It Go” and, below, covering Lorde’s “Royals”) are already out on the road in support of it. Their tour brings them to New York City to play The Bowery Ballroom on Thursday night.