[click "Play", Susan talks to dobro player, Andy Hall]
The Infamous Stringdusters visit Telluride so often, the progressive acoustic group is starting look like the boys next door. They return after their last visit in March, when they performed at the historic Sheridan Opera House, to perform on the Main Stage at Telluride Bluegrass, Friday, June 17.
“The young Nashville bluegrass sextet continues to evolve their sound from Nashville bluegrass to a bigger music targeted at larger rock clubs,” explained Planet Bluegrass’s Brian Eyster. “And for trivia buffs, bassist Travis Book lived in Durango before joining the band in 2005.”
The Dusters first performed in town at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. That was four years ago, in 2007, with the release of their now acclaimed first album, “Fork in the Road,” on Sugar Hill. The collection earned the newbies three top awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Emerging Artist of the Year, not bad in an industry that generally forces anyone wet behind the ears to pay big dues before commanding the limelight.
To a man, the Stringdusters are acoustic hotshots who more than live up to their name: their formidable, original sound and instrumental dexterity blow the dust right off any available strings.
To listen to an earlier interview with Travis Book, follow this link.
To hear what dobro player Andy Hall has to say, click the “play” button and listen to his interview.