The Infamous Stringdusters Honor More Of Their Heroes With New Album "A Tribute To Flatt & Scruggs"

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, April 21, 2023

Hot on the heels of yet another GRAMMY nomination—this time for their latest LP, Toward The Fray—prolific bluegrass quintet the Infamous Stringdusters are revisiting the forefathers of the genre with their brand new album, A Tribute To Flatt & Scruggs; in a way not too distant from their GRAMMY-nominated A Tribute to Bill Monroe. “The concept of paying tribute to the Grandfathers or originators of Bluegrass is one we bounced around for a while and after Bill Monroe, the most logical, I think any bluegrass musician would agree, are Flatt & Scruggs,” says Stringdusters bassist Travis Book. “They're legendary; without Earl's banjo, bluegrass just doesn't exist as we know it today.” And just like the bluegrass pioneers they’re paying tribute to, the band gathered in the studio and pressed record; all together, all at once.

Today, the Stringdusters released the six-song collection of their favorite tunes from Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’s catalog on their own record label, Americana Vibes, to the delight of fans and critics alike. A Tribute To Flatt & Scruggs can be streamed or purchased in its entirety at this link. Limited color vinyl and more Flatt & Scruggs-centric merch can be found right here.

A Tribute To Flatt & Scruggs Tracklist:

1. I’d Rather Be Alone

2. Will You Be Lonesome

3. Blue Ridge Cabin Home

4. Earl's Breakdown

5. Cabin on the Hill

6. Down the Road

The Stringdusters are in the middle of their 2023 Spring tour with the second of two shows in Crystal Bay, Nevada, taking place tonight. The rest of the Stringdusters’ schedule finds the band hitting festival-season staples like Telluride Bluegrass, ROMP Fest, High Sierra, and more throughout the summer. For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, please see below or visit

Catch The Infamous Stringdusters On Tour:

4/20 - Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

4/21 - Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

4/22 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall

4/23 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall

5/5-6 - Baltimore, MD - Charm City Bluegrass Festival

5/19-20 - Clive, IA - Greenbelt Music Festival

5/25-28 - Cumberland, MD - DelFest

5/26-29 - Greenfield, MA - Strange Creek Campout

6/1-3 - Oak Hill, WV - Mountain Music Festival

6/15-18 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Bluegrass Festival

6/21-24 - Owensboro, KY - ROMP Fest

6/22-24 - Eau Claire, WI - Blue Ox Festival

6/22-24 - Caneadea, NY - Estival Festival

6/29-7/2 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival

7/12-7/16 - Durham, NY - Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

7/15 - Charleston, SC - The Refinery

7/21-23 - Redmond, OR - Fairwell Festival

8/4 - Bellvue, CO - The Mishawaka

8/5 - Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheater

8/6 - South Fork, CO - Rhythms on the Rio

8/11 - Alta, WY - Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival

8/12-13 - Livingston, MT - Pine Creek Lodge

9/1 - Mill Springs, NC - Earl Scruggs Music Festival

9/2 - Brunswick, ME - Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival

9/15-17 - East Aurora, NY - Borderland Music Festival

10/8 - Monterey, CA - Rebels & Renegades Music Festival

10/6-8 - Pelham, TN - Cave Fest

12/6-10 - Puerto Morelos, Q.R. - Strings & Sol