Two Worlds of Bluegrass (No Depression)

No Depression recently published a beautiful print issue focused entirely on bluegrass music. I was honored when they asked me to contribute. My piece focusesย on the current state of bluegrass affairs and how things came to be the way they are. I look atย the growing…

INTERFERENCE

TRAD-PLUS is my shadowy musical alter ego–a project that combines banjo, vinyl samples, beats, drums, synths, strings and much more. Interference, the debut album from TRAD+, features Nick Falk on drums and special guest Oteil Burbridge. With over 550 thousand international downloads on BitTorrent last…

Trout Steak Revival, ‘Brighter Every Day’

This post is a few weeks overdue, but it’s never too late to learn about a great young band. Last year I produced Trout Steak Revival’s new album, ‘Brighter Every Day,’ and we are all excited about the results. The album is out now, along…

Denver Bluegrass Generals

The Denver Bluegrass Generals in something Andy Hall and I have been planning for quite some time, and we could not be more excited about how things kicked off last weekend. The idea has always been to bring a cross section of our favorite bluegrass…

Balcony Jam

When you play a hundred shows a year you have to mix it up. So we fired up the GoPros and took to the balconies for the first installment of what should be much more show experimentation coming soon.

INTERFERENCE

  TRAD+ is making moves and a debut album is now on the way. I wrote almost all the music in the last year (probably half of it in the 2 weeks leading up to the sessions), but the studio experimentation process has been all…

TRAD+ LIVE IN DENVER

Gearing up to play this Friday at the One Up in Denver with my man Nick Falk on drums, then head right into the studio to make the first TRAD+ album. Here are some samples. Exciting times, thanks for tuning in.

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+

New sounds, new music, working toward something..

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,…

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 TOUR

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…