Sugar Hill has announced June 10 as the release date for the new project from The Infamous Stringdusters. The CD was produced by Tim O’Brien, and contains 13 tracks, most of them written within the band, including three hot instrumentals.
Oddly enough for a sophomore effort, the new release will be self-titled, and we asked banjo picker Chris Pandolfi what was up with that.
“Our first record, Fork in The Road, came together before we were really a band. We were getting things rolling but had not toured or even worked much on music as a group. more than anything, we were excited about starting the Stringdusters, but in some ways the band didn’t quite exist yet. This second record is the product of over two years of playing together. We’ve learned a lot about how to make music as a group, and we feel like this new record reflects that sound.”
I had a chance for a quick listen to the new CD this afternoon, and think that ‘Dusters fans will find much to their liking on this one. The singing and the songwriting come across as more mature – as you would expect – and the sound of the album is gorgeous as well.
I’m sure that we’ll have a lot more to say about The Infamous Stringdusters between now and the June release date.