Andy Falco, the Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter best known as one-fifth of The Infamous Stringdusters, is back this week with the release of his new solo album The Will of the Way via Americana Vibes.

The Will of the Way, which arrives on streaming platforms on Friday, July 16th, marks Falco’s first full-length solo effort since 2007’s Sentenced To Life With The Blues.

Today, Live For Live Music is thrilled to bring you the exclusive premiere stream of the new album from Andy Falco ahead of its official release on Friday.

The Will of the Way stems from a number of songs that Falco had already started prior to the pandemic, but much of it was written during what he refers to as “the great pause” of 2020. As Falco tells Live For Live Music, “The pandemic that forced most of us to pause our lives also allowed us the time and space to look inward, and to assess our lives as a whole. I spent a lot of time looking inward, and started diving deeper in songwriting, singing, and being more closely connected to my songs.”

In addition to playing multiple parts on several tracks and diving into the personal intentions and emotions imbued in his songwriting, Falco recruited a number of musicians from his native Long Island to write and record the new material. The Will of the Way features fellow Long Island natives like Falco’s brother, Patrick Falco (bass), as well as Jon Preddice, and Chris Marshak.

Related: The Infamous Stringdusters Perform Andy Falco’s “Sentenced To Life With The Blues” At Quarantine Comes Alive [Watch]

The album also features a slew of talented contributors from beyond Falco’s local scene including Massachusetts-based singer Erica Leigh on several songs as well as Guster’s Dave Butler (on “The Edge”), organist Damian Calcagne (on “The Edge”), The Travelin’ McCourys banjoist Cody Kilby (on “Wings Upon Our Feet”), drummer Joe Russo (on “Stones Unturned” and “Proof Is In The Pudding”), and hit-making vocalist Joss Stone (on “Proof Is In The Pudding”).

Below, you can listen to The Will of the Way, the new album from Andy Falco, in its entirety ahead of its official release. The Will of the Way arrives on all streaming platforms on Friday, July 16th. To pre-save the album on the platform of your choice, click here.

Andy Falco – The Will of the Way – Full Album

[Video: Americana Vibes]

Following the release of the new album, Falco will head out on an extensive summer/fall tour with The Infamous Stringdusters. He’ll also jump on a pair of August shows with Tony Trischka and Travis Book, respectively. For a full list of upcoming The Infamous Stringdusters and Andy Falco tour dates, click below. For more information and ticketing details, head here.

Andy Falco Tour Dates

8/7 – Weekend At Bertha’s Festival – Townsend, DE (12:30 p.m. – one 90 min set, appearing with Tony Trischka)
8/26 – Charleston Pourhouse Charleston, SC (7 p.m. Acoustic Jerry Garcia set with Travis Book)

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The Infamous Stringdusters 2021 Tour

7/17-18 – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA
7/20-21 – Horning’s Hideout – North Plains, OR
7/23 – Rockygrass Festival – Lyons, CO
7/24 – Dillon Amphitheater – Dillon, CO
7/30-31 – Pine Creek Lodge – Livingston, MT
8/19 – Blue Ox Music Festival – Eau Claire, WI
8/20 – Ravinia Festival – Highland Park, IL
8/21 – Riversedge Amphitheater – Hamilton, OH
9/16 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
9/17 – Watermelon Picker’s Festival – Berryville, VA
9/18 – ROMP Festival – Owensboro, KY
9/19 – Borderland Music Festival – East Aurora, NY
10/8 – Hillberry Festival – Eureka Springs, AR
10/9 – Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN
10/10 – Rooster Walk Festival – Axton, VA
10/13 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC
10/15 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
10/16 – Suwannee Roots Revival – Live Oak, FL
10/17 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/20 – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN w/We Banjo 3
10/21 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH w/We Banjo 3
10/22 – Express Live – Columbus, OH w/We Banjo 3
10/23 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI w/We Banjo 3
12/9-13 – Strings & Sol – Puerto Morelos, MX

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