The Place That I Call Home

Here’s the latest music video offering from the Stringdusters, shot right here in our hometown of Charlottesville, VA. Resident ‘Duster cinematographer Tom Daly shot everything, and I did the editing. I should have taken the band aid off my finger before the banjo solo close-ups.

GoPro LIVE in St. Louis

Here’s the start to last Friday’s show in St. Louis. We’re live with 8 GoPro cameras on stage, and a house full of amazing fans.

GoPro at the Electric Forest

Here’s some of the first footage we captured with the new GoPro video rig, live from the Electric Forest in MI. We are gearing up to do this at most, if not every stop on the fall tour. Electric Forest was one of the first…

Grand Targhee in Pictures

We had a blast at Grand Targhee this year. I got a bunch of pics on stage using our new GoPro wireless setup, as well as a few shots of the Tetons. That view never gets old. Enjoy!  

Stringdusters Fall Tour

We just announced a big fall run of dates that takes us from The Festy Experience up to the Northeast, out to Cali, back across the country to the Carolinas and everywhere in between. We’re planning to bring a bigger, better experience to the people,…

Don’t Mean Nothin (new music video)

Time for some new videos. Thanks to our creative ally Tom Daly for the amazing camera action (edited by yours truly), and to Paste for spreading the world. We set out to do something creative at the “Malick” hour (a reference to one of my favorite directors and his…

DEFENDERS

Here’s some new original music I recorded in my studio over the last few days. I have a bunch of new cameras on hand, so I have been mixing in some creative live filming while tracking. Thanks to GoPro for the amazing gear. If you…

The New Ambassador of the Banjo

Mainstream attention to bluegrass is picking up as the music evolves, reaching new listeners who are drawn to its depth and beauty. The emergence of a handful of high profile supporters/players is an undeniable factor in this recent growth spurt. Celebrities like Ed Helms and…

Festy 2012 Lineup Announcement!

I had some fun with this–you may see these ‘founding fathers’ again. We are so pumped about this lineup! Amazing music and amazing people in a truly amazing place. Join us for three days of music at this year’s Festy Experience.

The Porchlight Sessions

In the unruly sea of kickstarter projects, here is one that’s definitely worth funding. Producer/director Anna Schwaber logged a bunch of time with just about every prominent voice in acoustic music (including the Stringdusters) to reflect on the history and tradition that make our music…

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…