The Infamous Stringdusters Share Bill Monroe Cover ‘Sitting Alone In The Moonlight’
The Infamous Stringdusters shared a cover of Bill Monroe’s “Sitting Alone In The Moonlight.” The song will appear on the jamgrass quintet’s upcoming homage album to the “Father Of Bluegrass,” A Tribute To Bill Monroe, due out on May 28 via Americana Vibes.
The Dusters announced A Tribute To Bill Monroe earlier this month and shared the classic “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling.” The album also contains beloved Monroe tunes like “Travelin’ Down This Lonesome Road,” “Toy Heart” and more.
The Infamous Stringdusters’ fiddler Jeremy Garrett spoke about the magnitude of Monore’s influence in a statement. Read his words below:
Bill Monroe means a lot to a lot of musicians and is credited with creating his own genre of music that we know as bluegrass. To me, one of the things I respect the most about his music was that he was an innovator. The Dusters have looked to take a page out of his book so to speak and have followed our own path to be innovators in the music that we’ve created together, along with exploiting the bluegrass foundation that we all share.
A contemplative tale of lost love, Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys originally released “Sitting Alone In The Moonlight” in 1956. Listen to The Infamous Stringdusters’ interpretation of the tune below: