Andy Falco, GRAMMY Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and one fifth of the Infamous Stringdusters, is pleased to release The Will of the Way, his first full-length solo album since 2007. The album is available exclusively on Americana Vibes.
"The album stems from a number of songs that I've had for a while, but much of it was written during what I refer to as 'the great pause' of 2020," shared Falco.
As a songwriter, Andy’s approach is simple. “I simply sit and observe what I see in the world around me, and try to put it to music. Especially lately, I’ve gravitated towards certain observations that I hope others might relate to as well.”
“Being grounded from the road due to the pandemic, I’ve uncovered time to truly dive into songwriting in a way I never had before. It was a very emotional time (for me), and it led me to ask myself a lot of questions internally like ‘why am I writing this song,’ what am I really trying to say?’ I became only interested in recording songs that I felt a deep personal connection to, and the result was this album.
The Will of the Way features musicians from Long Island including his brother Patrick (on bass) and others from the local scene including Jon Preddice and Chris Marshak. The album also features a great Massachusetts-based singer, Erica Leigh, as well as Dave Butler (Guster), Damian Calcagne, Cody Kilby (The Travelin’ McCourys), Joe Russo on drums on a few songs, and Joss Stone on one.
The complete 11-song album track list is as follows:
Stones Unturned ft. Joe Russo
Through the Floor
The Will of the Way
The Proof is in the Pudding ft. Joss Stone and Joe Russo
Wings Upon Our Feet ft. Cody Kilby
You are Everything
Robert’s Last Dance
The album available to stream now https://fanlink.to/AF_WOTW.
In addition to select solo dates, Andy will be out with the Infamous Stringdusters for select dates this summer and a full fall tour including stops at:
7/17-18 - Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, CA
7/20-21 - Horning’s Hideout - North Plains, OR
7/23 - Rockygrass Festival - Lyons, CO
7/24 - Dillon Amphitheater - Dillon, CO
7/30-31 - Pine Creek Lodge - Livingston, MT
8/19 - Blue Ox Music Festival - Eau Claire, WI
8/20 - Ravinia Festival - Highland Park, IL
8/21 - Riversedge Amphitheater - Hamilton, OH
9/11 - Candler Park Music Festival - Atlanta, GA
9/12 - Salvage Station - Asheville, NC
9/16 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
9/17 - Watermelon Picker's Festival - Berryville, VA
9/18 - ROMP Festival - Owensboro, KY
9/19 - Borderland Music Festival - East Aurora, NY
10/8 - Hillberry Festival - Eureka Springs, AR
10/9 - Brooklyn Bowl - Nashville, TN
10/10 - Rooster Walk Festival - Axton, VA
10/13 - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater - Wilmington, NC
10/15 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
10/16 - Suwannee Roots Revival - Live Oak, FL
10/17 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
10/20 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN w/We Banjo 3
10/21 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH w/We Banjo 3
10/22 - Express Live - Columbus, OH w/We Banjo 3
10/23 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI w/We Banjo 3
12/9-13 - Strings & Sol - Puerto Morelos, MX