We heard recently from Chris Pandolfi, banjoist with The Infamous Stringdusters. He confirmed that their debut on Sugar Hill, Fork In The Road, is still set for release in February, 2007. The CD was produced by Tim Stafford, who has shared his enthusiasm for this project – and this band – with me several times.
Chris told us that they have a five song EP/CD available now in limited release. Only a relatively small number were manufactured, and they will not be reprinted when this supply is exhausted. Two of these five songs will also be on the new Sugar Hill project, including the title track.
Audio samples for several songs can be found on the band’s MySpace page, as can a track listing for the EP and a video clip of a tune from a recent live show.
The EP is only available directly from the band, and can be ordered from their web site.
Chris also mentioned that he has been taking advantage of some time off the road writing with an eye towards another solo project before too long. His CD, The Handoff, showcases both his inventive banjo playing, and his skills as a composer.
Let’s hope he finds time for a follow-up project soon.