The Infamous Stringdusters Release New Full-Length Album 'Laws Of Gravity'

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Progressive Bluegrass virtuosos THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS have returned with Laws Of Gravity, a new full-length album out January 13, on Compass Records. The 13-track collection celebrates a return to form for the Grammy-nominated acoustic five-piece, whose widely acclaimed 2016 album Ladies & Gentlemen featured all female singers (such as Joss Stone, Lee Ann Womack, Nicki Bluhm, etc).

Stream Laws Of Gravity now on Spotify and watch the music video for the album's focus track "Gravity," which offers a look into the band recording in studio.
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS--Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)--recordedLaws Of Gravity in Nashville and co-produced it with Billy Hume (Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins). "This is an important record for us, coming off the Ladies & Gentlemenproject," says Falco. "That album exposed us to a lot of new fans and we toured so hard this year, it really feels like a great time in the history of the band. We think Laws Of Gravity is a quintessential Stringdusters record, and that all facets of the group are represented on the album in a cohesive way."
Book adds, "A return to form is one way to put it. We're returning to the starting point but the starting point has really shifted. In a lot of ways, more experiences together, traveling, touring for a decade and also this last phase of Ladies & Gentlemen and all the collaborations have opened new ways of approaching the music so it feels like the band is still really moving forward."
The band--hailed for their incomparably tight yet improvisation-infused live shows--are poised to build on their growing fan base and momentum. They have won fourInternational Bluegrass Music Association awards, earned a "Best Country Instrumental" Grammy nomination in 2011 and garnered widespread critical acclaim.
2016 was filled with several unique and notable highlights in the band's 10+ year career. At their first-ever headlining show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the band was joined by special guests Lee Ann Womack and Nicki Bluhm. Rolling Stone debuted a performance video of "Run To Heaven;" check it out here. Additionally, the Stringdusters were invited to back Ryan Adams at both theTelluride Bluegrass Festival and the Newport Folk Festival, where, with Nicki Bluhm, they all jammed a cover of Dio's "Holy Diver" (watch it here) and again for a performance of Adams' classic "Oh My Sweet Carolina" on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Watch here. Another 2016 milestone was sharing the stage withGrateful Dead's Phil Lesh as part of his Phil & Friends set at the Lockn' Festival, where they jammed with Anders Osborne, Joe Russo, Phish's Jon Fishman and Page McConnell as well as Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.
With no signs of slowing, 2017 is on track to be their busiest year yet. THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS kicked off their "Laws Of Gravity" national headlining tour last night in Raleigh, NC and will take the stage tonight in Asheville, NC. The extensive tour will keep the band out on the road through April and will include several festival appearances including Gem & Jam Festival, Winter WonderGrass and the Treefort Music Festival, as well as Mountain Jam, Electric Forest, and others to be announced, for this summer. See below for a list of all "Laws Of Gravity" tour dates.
"The Laws Of Gravity Tour:"
Fri 1/13 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Sat 1/14 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Sun 1/15 Abingdon, VA Historic Barter Theatre
Wed 1/18 Pawling, NY Daryl's House
Thu 1/19 Plymouth, NH Flying Monkey
Fri 1/20 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
Sat 1/21 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Sun 1/22 Hartford, CT Infinity Hall
Tue 1/24 Columbus, OH Park Street Saloon
Wed 1/25 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester Performance Center
Thu 1/26 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
Fri 1/27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat 1/28 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Fri 2/3 > Sun 2/5 Tucson, AZ Gem & Jam Festival
Thu 2/16 Sacramento, CA Harlow's
Fri 2/17 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Sat 2/18 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
Sun 2/19 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Mon 2/20 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Wed 2/22 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House
Thu 2/23 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House
Fri 2/24 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Sat 2/25 Steamboat Springs, CO Winter WonderGrass
Sun 2/26 Steamboat Springs, CO Winter WonderGrass
Wed 3/15 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Thu 3/16 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Fri 3/17 Chicago, IL Park West
Sat 3/18 St. Joseph, MN College of St. Benedict
Sun 3/19 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
Tue 3/21 Jackson, WY Pink Garter
Wed 3/22 Laramie, WY University of Wyoming
Thu 3/23 Park City, UT Park City Live
Fri 3/24 Boise, ID Treefort Music Festival
Sat 3/25 Missoula, MT The Wilma
Sun 3/26 Whitefish, MT The Great Northern
Sun 4/2 Arcata, CA Humbrew's
Tue 4/4 Bend, OR Domino Room
Wed 4/5 Eugene, OR HiFi Music Hall
Thu 4/6 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Fri 4/7 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Sat 4/8 Seattle, WA Neumos
Laws Of Gravity track list:
  1. Freedom
  2. Gravity
  3. A Hard Life Makes A Good Song
  4. Vertigo
  5. Maxwell
  6. Black Elk
  7. This Ol' Building
  8. Soul Searching
  9. 1901: A Canyon Odyssey
  10. Sirens
  11. Back Home
  12. Let Me Know
  13. I Run To You

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