Infamous Stringdusters: Things That Fly

Infamous Stringdusters began their career as a super group of Nashville pickers that blew away fans and critics with their caliber of songs and jaw-dropping instrumental skills which transformed into an impressive live act.  On their latest release, Things that Fly, they had the privilege to record at Dave Matthews’ Haunted Hollow studios in Charlottesville, Virginia and enlisted renowned producer Gary Paczosa. 

Things that Fly captures their growth as a band emphasizing more on melodies and songwriting along with some fast picking thrown in there for good measure (they are the “Stringdusters” for a reason).  "All the Same" and "It’ll be Alright" showcases the vocals of Travis Book and his ability to capture the listener with his heartfelt lyrics and irresistible hooks.  Tracks such as Andy Hall’s spiritual-inspired, "Those Who’ve Gone On" and the uplifting, "Love One Another" reflect their softer side and show their progression as songwriters.  They do throw some curveballs in such as a reverb soaked cover of U2’s "In God’s Country" and country music star, Dierks Bentley lends his vocals to the poor man’s anthem, "17 Cents."  Throw in some refreshing instrumentals like "Magic #9" and "The Deputy" and you have a release that will compete for best bluegrass album of the year.

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