Grammy-winning bluegrass band struts its stuff

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The Infamous Stringdusters is coming to St. Cecilia Music Center for its first appearance in West Michigan.

The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band brings a unique style of bluegrass rock that has propelled its members to success over the past decade.

“We are thrilled to bring The Infamous Stringdusters live in concert for their first appearance in West Michigan,” said St. Cecilia Music Center Executive Director Cathy Holbrook. “With this band’s amazing presence, powerful and meaningful messages and one-of-a-kind bluegrass blend, we are looking forward to hosting an amazing show at SCMC.”

Band members include Andy Falco, guitar; Chris Pandolfi, banjo; Andy Hall, dobro; Jeremy Garrett, fiddle; and Travis Book, double bass.

The band began its journey more than 10 years ago and was recognized when it won the International Bluegrass Music Awards Album of the Year for “Fork in the Road” in 2007. With more albums, more touring and a Grammy nomination in 2011 for Best Country Instrumental Performance with “Magic No. 9” from the album “Things That Fly,” The Infamous Stringdusters continued to grow and evolve.

In 2018, the band won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album with “Laws of Gravity.” Over the past two years, the band has continued to tour and released its ninth full-length record entitled “Rise Sun” in spring 2019.

“‘Rise Sun’ was sparked by the feeling of wanting something better for the world — more love, more awareness and more compassion,” Hall said. “It’s a message of taking care of each other, our planet and ourselves. We all shared this feeling as evidenced by the songs we brought to the project. It’s the feeling of a rising sun as opposed to a dark night. Sometimes a message of hope is less popular than one of despair, but it’s much-needed nevertheless.”

Tickets are available online for the performance at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 6. St. Cecilia Music Center is located at 24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.

Infamous Stringdusters Fiddler Jeremy Garrett. Photo via Facebook.com

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