Grammy award winning bluegrass quintet, The Infamous Stringdusters, will return to Montana for two shows in 2021: first at The ELM on Friday, November 19th then at The Wilma on Saturday, November 20th. They’ll be supported by Boulder-based bluegrass trio, The Sweet Lillies.
The Infamous Stringdusters released their latest album, A Tribute to Bill Monroe, earlier this year. As the name suggests, the 7-track project was an ode to Monroe, who was a great influence on many bluegrass acts, especially the Dusters. FolkAlley.com said The Infamous Strindusters “steer the songs on A Tribute to Bill Monroe with fearless abandon and deep affection, delivering a joyous homage to Mr. Monroe.”
Last time The Dusters played in Missoula, we had the pleasure of listening to them perform a pre-show Trail Live Session, which you can listen to below. Every time the Dusters come to town, they put on a fantastic performance. They’re about as tight of a band as you can be. Check out some of the old photo galleries here.
PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets for both shows will be available online only from 10am to 10pm (or while supplies last), Thur, Aug. 19th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public Fri, Aug. 20th at 10:00am, and will be available at the Top Hat in Missoula, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
About The Infamous Stringdusters
The Infamous Stringdusters dig deep into their bluegrass roots for their eleventh full-length record A Tribute to Bill Monroe, made available on Americana Vibes. For this album – which pays homage to the Father of Bluegrass includes songs that shaped them individually, and as a band, and recorded them each remotely from their home studios.
“Bill Monroe was, as far as I can remember, the first bluegrass music I owned,” shared Andy Hall. I asked my uncle for a Bill Monroe CD box set and got it as a birthday present when I turned 18. The sound coming out of my speakers blew my mind, almost like ancient acoustic heavy metal. But then a song like ‘A Voice From On High’ would come on, and even though it was slow, it had this captivating power. The ancient tones.”
The GRAMMY® Award-winning quintet—Andy Falco [guitar], Chris Pandolfi [banjo], Andy Hall [dobro], Jeremy Garrett [fiddle], and Travis Book [double bass]—have musical influences that truly run the gamut, but their common denominator is certainly bluegrass — the sound that has in essence defined the course of their career. Continue reading…