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, which raised a bunch of money for OB’s new Can’d Aid Foundation. We also donated… Read more →

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. https://soundcloud.com/foundingfathersmusic/guitar-hero2-mp3 https://soundcloud.com/foundingfathersmusic/underwater-canyon-mp3 https://soundcloud.com/foundingfathersmusic/listen-mp3 https://soundcloud.com/foundingfathersmusic/iceman-mp3 Read more →

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 like Patagonia and Klean Kanteen, we are finding our way back to the great outdoors.… Read more →

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 coming year:   John Scofield Uberjam: I’ve been a Scofield fan from before I took… Read more →

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 bigger bluegrass issues but in a context I had never really considered. Things are changing… Read more →

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 rationale is impaired but enthusiasm is the only thing that’s getting you through. We directed… Read more →

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 said in reference to the song, “this is our time, our opportunity to do great… Read more →

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 on everything from right-hand techniques to strategies for young professional musicians. Compared to my time… Read more →

#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. [flagallery gid=8 name=Gallery]   Read more →

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. embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt To most people, being in a band means white 15-passenger vans, sandwiches for dinner, endless days on the road and an endless dream of big stages and bright lights. That’s… Read more →

NY Times

We had a great night at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC to kick off our recent 2012 NYE run. The New York Times was on hand and a great article showed up in the next day’s paper. This excerpt does a good job of summing it all up: “What sounds casual and good-timey — handoffs from player to player, solos… Read more →