Previously published at the DailyCamera.com
By Alan Crandall
It was like a whirlwind, a fun time that is now up in smoke. The Colorado favorite Infamous Stringdusters landed in Boulder to celebrate their 4/20 shows this year. After several recent visits to Colorado ski towns the and even a mid Boulder Theater show run excursion up to Breckenridge, the band ended this leg of their Colorado shows on Monday, April 20th at the Boulder Theater.
In their eighth year the Stringdusters are riding on a high wave of success filling theaters, music halls and featured at many festivals across the country.
From a recent press release: “When The Infamous Stringdusters first emerged eight years ago, the band was immediately branded fast-picking Nashville wunderkinds, a new-generation super group built to revive the high lonesome sound. Then came immediate accolades—IBMA awards, a chart-topping self-titled album for Sugar Hill Records and a Grammy nomination for “Best Country Instrumental” (for “Magic No. 9″ from the 2010 album Things That Fly). Incendiary chops, complete with undeniable instrumental virtuosity and heartfelt harmonies, immediately positioned the band to be longstanding bluegrass torchbearers.”
The band members Travis Book on bass, Andy Falco on guitar, Jeremy Garrett on fiddle, Andy Hall on dobro and Chris Pandolfi on banjo have found their stride, sticking with a more traditional bluegrass stage the band is anything but traditional, mixing in wild covers with original tunes in a very high energy performance.
The band surprised a couple of hundred fans on Monday, April 20th by performing a free show on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder starting promptly at 4:20pm.
The Infamous Stringdusters are continuing on their national tour including many festival apperances. Colorado can look forward to seeing them again this summer at RockyGrass in Lyons, Co. Here are some photos and videos from their recent visit. For Tour information visit TheStringdusters.com.
Trout Steak Revival open the Boulder Theater Show on Saturday.
“Get it While You Can” Saturday at the Boulder Theater
The 4/20 free show on Pearl St. Mall at 4:20 pm, Monday.