Where in the world can you go to sit back, relax, leave your worries at the gate, enjoy the campground atmosphere and participate in campfire jamming? Where can you go to experience the most exciting, thoroughly entertaining bunch of pickers and singers ever assembled in the most laid-back atmosphere in the country?
It’s 10:27 pm at The 8th Annual Festy Experience and I am sitting under the stage, directly beneath Mike Cooley’s feet (of Drive-By Truckers), hacking away at my typewriter. The rain is falling, not strong but steady, and I need somewhere dry to write. The music is flowing through me, his boot bottoms stomping out a beat inches from my head.
Amid a non-stop touring schedule, The Infamous Stringdusters are announcing the release of their second covers EP; Undercover Vol. 2, an eclectic 5-track collection, will drop Friday, October 27 via Lumenhouse Recordings. The project pays homage to some of the band's favorite artists, including The Allman Brothers Band ("Jessica"), My Morning Jacket ("Golden"), Daft Punk ("Get Lucky"), Marvin Gaye ("What's Going On") and The Cure ("Just Like Heaven"), and continues in the spirit of honoring the music that has influenced them.