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Focus On: The Infamous Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters is more than a band - it is magical alchemy born under just the right alignment of stars. Andy H., Jeremy and Jesse were in Ronnie Bowman's band (The Committee). Andy H. visits his alma mater (the Berklee School of Music) and meets Chris - the first student accepted to the school with banjo as his primary instrument. They pulled Travis (a jamgrasser) from an audition and found Andy F. through their network of friends. Like many bluegrass bands, skill and desire of the individuals involved played as important a role in the birth of The Infamous Stringdusters as the initial concept of creating a band of their own.

The mix has already proven its success early in the band's history. Along with being named 2007 Emerging Artist of the Year in the International Bluegrass Music Association's prestigious awards contest, their first major release, Fork in the Road on Sugar Hill, tied for Album of the Year with JD Crowe's latest. The line-up that performed at Happy Days includes Andy Hall (Resonator Guitar), Travis Book (upright bass), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jesse Cobb (mandolin), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Andy Falco (guitar).

The Infamous Stringdusters were recorded live at Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Peninsula, Ohio in January, 2008 by contributing producer Cousin Jimmie Wilson.

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Fork in the Road
  (2007, Sugar Hill)

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