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For Stringdusters, Night of the Living Dead is cause for celebration

Thursday, August 14, 2014 – The Infamous Stringdusters will play two special Halloween shows in New York City.

The Grammy-nominated bluegrass-rock band will play the Highline Ballroom on Oct. 30 and 31. On the first night, the Stringdusters will celebrate the music of The Grateful Dead with a special performance, "Night of The Living Dead." The band will be joined by special guest Keller Williams, and the show will get started with an opening set from rising acoustic group Cabinet. Halloween night will be an early Evening with The Infamous Stringdusters.

Prior to that, Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) and Travis Book (upright bass) will play a special show for the recovering town of Lyons, Col. on Sept. 13.

Viva Lyons will be an event of remembrance, marking the one-year anniversary of the flooding that caused great damage throughout the Colorado Front Range and the rebuildingof towns. Col. Gov. John Hickenlooper, who will attend Viva Lyons, declared Sept. 13 a statewide day of service. At the end of the day volunteers will congregate in Lyons' Bohn Park for a performance by The Infamous Stringdusters.

Other upcoming tour dates are:
Aug. 15 - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ
Aug. 16 - The Peach Music Festival - Scranton, PA
Aug. 17 - RCA Summer Music Festival - Rowayton, CT
Sept. 6 - Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival - Harrodsburg, KY
Sept. 7 - Crossroads KC - Kansas City, KS w/ Joss Stone
Sept. 13 - Viva Lyons at Bohn Park - Lyons, CO
Sept. 19 - St. Johnsbury Academy Fuller Hall - St. Johnsbury, VT
Sept. 20 - Freshgrass at Mass Moca - North Adams, MA
Oct. 9-12 - The Festy Experience - Roseland, VA
Oct. 30-31 - Highline Ballroom - New York

The Festy Experience is the band's own festival, which also features Williams, Steep Canyon Rangers, Noam Pikelny + Stuart Duncan and Marc Broussard.

The Infamous Stringdusters will release its latest album, "Let It Go," on vinyl on Oct. 28.

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Concert Review: Evans brings the cheer – What's a country song without drinking? Morgan Evans seems to have gotten the missive loud and clear as a good chunk of his songs incorporate libations into the mix. And when the Australian-bred singer isn't confronting drinking, he's dealing with matters of the heart, but in keeping with the positive attitude he purveyed, love is most... »»»
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