Stringdusters Announce New Year's Shows


Submitted by -RECKONING PR Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:37 am

Jamgrass stalwarts THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS will wrap up a busy 2017 with special New Year's shows in Berkeley, CA and Aspen, CO.  The band will perform two co-headlining shows at UC Berkeley with Keller Williams and Grateful Grass (12/28) and Leftover Salmon (12/29).  They'll then head to Aspen for a special "evening with" NYE performance to ring in 2018.  Doors open at 7:45 PM with an open bar (wine and beer) as well as light appetizers until the concert starts at 9:30 PM. A midnight complimentary champagne toast during the ball drop will follow the concert.
In a recent live review, No Depression hailed their "stunning display of thoughtful musicianship" and said, "This band represents the pinnacle of jamgrass today, and the level of detail put into their 90-minute set was astounding."  Of the California concerts, the band's Jeremy Garrett says, "So stoked for the Berkeley shows! The birthplace of my 103-year-old fiddle and my own home birth state. I know there is going to be some special picking energy in the air because of that.  I've had the chance to sit in with Salmon a bit over the last few months and they are killing what they do harder than ever before. They are all playing at the top of their game and a fantastic crew of good people as well. The Dusters have played with Keller many times now and the Grateful Grass is always a treat. I know we are all looking forward to these shows and hope you can join us!"
The Grammy-nominated INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS--Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)-have released two albums this year: the #1 Billboard Bluegrass Album (January 13) Laws Of Gravity and Laws Of Gravity: Live!on June 16 (both on Compass Records).  Of their previous record, the New York Times' Jon Pareles said "Infamous Stringdusters is a virtuoso five-man string band, rooted in bluegrass but ready to stretch...the songs are even better: ruminations on time, distance, mortality, purpose, shared humanity and long-term love."
The band has been on the road essentially non-stop since the January release of Laws Of Gravity.  They've performed over 70 shows so far this year, and are booked up until New Year's.  Highlights include headlining shows plus many of the mainstream and bluegrass festivals, and the band is looking forward to performing with the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh at his Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, CA September 1 plus two special Halloween shows on their own in Denver.
New Year's shows:
Thur 12/28
Berkeley, CA
UC Theatre
w/ Keller Williams & Grateful Grass
Fri 12/29
Berkeley, CA
UC Theatre
Leftover Salmon
Sun 12/31
Aspen, CO
Wheeler Opera House
an evening with
Ticket links here:
12/31  A limited number of fan club tickets can be purchased here:  Tickets go on sale to the general public 9/5.