Two Nights of Assembly of Dust Is Twice as Nice

December 28th, 2011

Frontman Reid Genauer, previously of Strangefolk, formed Assembly of Dust in 2002 while still studying for his MBA at Cornell University. The first album, a self-titled affair, was essentially a solo album but Genauer (vocals-guitar) gathered Andy Herrick (drums), John Leccese (bass), Adam Terrell (lead guitar) and Nate Wilson (keys) to flesh out the new tunes when played live. Since then the R&B-and-blues based group has earned a sizable traveling fan base and a reputation as a good-times band while playing sets at festivals like Bonnaroo, Langerado and the Newport Folk Festival. The quintet’s most recent disc, Found Sound, is a live album covering some of last year’s New Year’s Eve show, which, perhaps you can relive when Assembly of Dust (above, playing “Harrower”) rings in the New Year with a double dip at Mercury Lounge, performing on Friday and Saturday.