The Infamous Stringdusters’ Andy Hall Confirms New Solo Album ‘Squareneck Soul’ & Shares Single

Listen to lead single “Up In Bighfoot Coutry” featuring Andy’s Dusters bandmate Travis Book, mandolinist Sierra Hull and more.

By Nate Todd May 3, 2023 1:55 pm PDT

The Infamous Stringdusters dobroist Andy Hall announced a new solo album, Squareneck Soul, due out via Americana Vibes on June 23. Hall also shared the single, “Up In Bigfoot Country,” featuring an all-star cast of bluegrass musicians.

The follow-up to Hall’s 2021 ambient album A Universe Within, Squareneck Soul — a “squareneck” is a type of resonator guitar — is comprised of 10 original instrumental tracks built for bluegrass improvisation.

Squareneck Soul is truly a project from my heart and my soul,” Andy said of the new LP. “A slide guitar record 15 years in the making. It’s a collection of original instrumental tunes designed as a template for bluegrass improvisation. I think of it as a musical playground for some world-class pickers!”

Speaking of world-class pickers, Squareneck Soul sees a guest spot from guitarist Billy Strings. The lead single, “Up In Bigfoot Country,” boasts contributions from a bluegrass star-studded band featuring Sierra Hull on mandolin, Bryan Sutton on guitar, Wes Corbett on banjo and Andy’s Dusters bandmate Travis Book on bass.

Preview Squareneck Soul with “Up In Bigfoot Country” below:

Also, watch a play-along clip highlighting Andy’s virtuosity on the dobro:

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