Infamous Stringdusters Perform Live At B Chord Brewing Company
The Infamous Stringdusters delivered a concert at B Chord Brewing on a chilly Friday in Round Hill, Virginia. The quintet offered up a healthy collection of originals along with covers of the Grateful Dead, Merle Haggard, Daft Punk and more.
The Dusters — dobro player Andy Hall, banjoist Chris Pandolfi, bassist Travis Book, fiddler Jeremy Garrett and guitarist Andy Falco — kicked things off with a pair of originals in “Light & Love” and “If You’re Gonna Love Someone” from their albums Let It Go (2014) and Rise Sun (2019) respectively. “Light & Love” featured Book, Hall and Garrett delivering their characteristically tight harmonies. The band then offered a fitting cover for the brewery crowd of Merle Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” followed by the John Hartford bluegrass standard “Steam Powered Aero Plane.” The band then took a moment to address the crowd and expressed their elation at being in front of a live audience again.
Hall then led the band through “Let Me Know” ahead of Falco reeling off some runs before taking his turn on lead vocals for “This Ol’ Building.” It was Garrett’s turn next on lead vocal duties for “A Hard Life Makes A Good Song,” which also featured Hall on a hot dobro solo in the chilly air followed by a killer labyrinthian excursion from Panda. “All That I Can Take” came next ahead of first set closer, The Dusters’ choice cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”
The second set got underway with the title track from Rise Sun. Book led a handclap to kick off the uplifting number. Garrett took a rocking fiddle run before the band dropped back into the chorus. The band stuck to original material to follow including “1901: A Canyon Odyssey,’ a well jammed “Well, Well” and “Long Time Going” ahead of a cover of U2’s “In God’s Country” which is tailor-made for bluegrass. The band offered a build before Garrett led the way on the Joshua Tree cut with Book and Hall joining him on the chorus.
Next up, “Get It While You Can” came before the Grateful Dead’s “New Minglewood Blues,” another tune that begs a bluegrass rendition. Hall sang lead on the Dead classic before passing the solos around, each one expert. The stellar instrumental “Sirens” from the band’s 2017 LP Laws Of Gravity followed ahead of the title track to Let It Go. A segment of “Long Lonesome Day” and “Gettin’ Down The Road” served as the second set closer. The Dusters would retake the stage for an apt encore performance of the bluegrass standard “Going Back To The Blue Ridge Mountains” for the Appalachian audience.
Watch both The Infamous Stringdusters sets from B Chord Brewing below via the Jambase Live Video Archive:
The Infamous Stringdusters at B Chord Brewing Company
- Light & Love
- If You're Gonna Love Someone
- I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
- Steam Powered Aereo Plane
- Let Me Know
- This Ol' Building
- A Hard Life Makes a Good Song
- All That I Can Take
- Get Lucky
- Rise Sun
- 1901: A Canyon Odyssey
- Well, Well
- Long Time Going
- In God's Country
- Get It While You Can
- New Minglewood Blues
- Let It Go
- Long Lonesome Day
- Gettin' Down the Road
- Going Back To The Blue Ridge Mountains