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,…

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…

Stringdusters visit New Belgium

Just another day in Ft. Collins, CO. Thanks to the good people at New Belgium–that place is amazing. They love beer, maybe more than we do.

GoPro Virtual Tour (Parts 2-3)

We captured the Stringdusters monster fall tour with a bag full of awesome GoPro gear. Part 1 took you backstage (previous post), while parts 2-3 bring you a bunch of music as well as some excellent outdoor adventures. Can’t wait to get back on the…

Enterprise, OR

This was a beautiful ride, until the freezing rain came down the valley and destroyed us for about 5 bone chilling miles.  

Thank you, Festy family

I’m finally pulling out of my post-Festy fog, just days removed from the biggest weekend of the Stringduster year. It was everything we hoped it would be and more, thanks to the hard work of many wonderful people, and the participation of our amazing family…

Thank you, Earl Scruggs

Just like that, Earl has moved on. As the music world (from NPR to Pitchfork) commemorates the endless accomplishments of this rare genius, it’s clear that we’ve lost a ‘once in a lifetime’ musical figure, and there is so much to be in awe of….

Music for the great outdoors

This was the best in-store yet. Mid day on the second day of two sold out shows with Yonder at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. We were late and about 250 people were waiting for us. Thanks to everyone at Mast General, where fans…

Putting the ‘Ski’ back in Ski Tour

I’m home in one piece, but part of me remains in the magical western US, where the Stringdusters just wrapped up our annual Ski Tour. Huge thanks to all the amazing people who came to see us. It was 3 weeks of pure bliss–14 packed…

Up next, 2012

2011 was a crazy and amazing year for the Infamous Stringdusters. But it’s over, and the door to 2012 is flying open right in front of our eyes. Incredible things are happening. Here’s a bit about what’s up next, and why. We are a five…

In Memory of Pete Soukas

I got some sad news last week when I learned that my friend and musical inspiration Pete Soukas passed away on Nov 13th after a long battle with cancer. Pete was a significant musician (born 8.19.1933), performing with the best regional bands in New England…

San Francisco (Outside Lands!)

San Francisco will always feel like a second home to me after living there for almost a year in 1999. It’s an amazing display of progressive arts/culture/energy, combined with a natural beauty that is as inspiring as any. I took a year off from Dartmouth…

Grand Targhee

Thank you good people of the 24th annual Grand Targhee Music Festival! After 4 days of teaching (camp was excellent) we were ready for the stage, and last Friday’s closing spot was extra memorable. The crowd swelled with noisy anticipation before we even played our…

The West is Best

It’s a fact of Stringduster life: when we load up and travel West, good things happen. It’s a time when we can blur the lines between work and play, do the things we love, truly embrace the day-to-day ride. And when we are in our…