The Insider’s Guide to Festy Five

As always, we put a ton of time and effort into bringing together all the music we love for the fifth installment of the Festy Experience, Oct 10-12 in Nelson County. Here are a few things that I am really looking forward to: Anders Osborne…

Summercamp

Eleven Madison Park is one of the best restaurants in the world, and it’s owned by my dear friend Will Guidara. My older brother Jono is a household name there, as he has designed and manufactured all the dinnerware. This was a special night and…

Let It Go

The Stringdusters just finished our new album, Let It Go. It’s our first in 2 years.

Trad+

Several years in the making, TRAD+ has finally arrived.

Rd to Boulder

Colorado has always been a home away from home for the Stringdusters. Now it really is home, so we recently teamed up with the amazing people at Oskar Blues to help front range flood relief. We just got home from the Rd to Boulder tour,…

Founding Fathers Live Tracks

We’ve been on tour–here are a few live cuts for your listening pleasure. More info at the Founding Fathers site.

Founding Fathers on the Road

We just set sail on a 9 show run, opening for Yonder Mountain String Band. Let the musical experiments begin. More info on the Fathers’ site.

American Rivers Tour 2013

Long before the Stringdusters, I worked as a fly fishing guide in Southwest Montana. Over time, music took over my life and outdoor pursuits faded into the background. Years later, as the Dusters business plan evolves to include the marketing reach and overlap of companies…

The Sounds of Festy Four

Festy number four is almost here. One of the most fun parts of the planning is putting together the lineup–a cross section of our extended musical family. It always starts with a list that’s way too big. Here are some of my highlights for the…

THE MUSIC IS IN OUR HANDS NOW

Big thanks to the Bluegrass Situation for inviting me to be a part of their growing musical world. The BGS is the brainchild of Ed Helms–banjo player and long time friend of acoustic music. For my first piece I jumped back into some of the…

Festy 2013

I remember the day, probably 5 or 6 years ago, when we decided we would actually throw our own festival. We were in a white van, making the usual 8 hour drive between 2 gigs that should have never been on 2 consecutive days, when…

Rockets to the Silver Sky

Here’s our first real music video offering that has transcended youtube’s orgy of content, residing now on a proper television set thanks to CMT. Produced by our amazing engineer, Billy Hume (both the music and the video), ‘Rockets’ is about optimism and change. As Travis…

Banjo at the Berklee College of Music

A few weeks ago I was up in Boston as a guest teacher at the Berklee College of Music, and I’m happy to report that the banjo is cool again. I was there for two days, working with students in the American Roots Music Program…

#GoPromusic

GoPro is getting in the music game, looking for the best creative pics on Instagram. We have been playing with these cameras for a while, so I grabbed some stills to throw my hat in the ring.  

Ski Tour 2013

I just rolled in from 2 of the most amazing weeks of my life, and I’m pretty sure I was at work the entire time. To most people, being in a band means white 15-passenger vans, sandwiches for dinner, endless days on the road and…