The Infamous Stringdusters revisit their bluegrass roots and pay homage to their musical forebearers on the band’s new album, A Tribute To Flatt & Scruggs.

Honoring Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, whose distinctive styles of singing and banjo playing helped birth the bluegrass sound, the album follows in the footsteps of The Infamous Stringdusters’ Grammy-nominated A Tribute to Bill Monroe, which likewise celebrated the Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe.

“The concept of paying tribute to the Grandfathers or originators of Bluegrass is one we bounced around for a while and after Bill Monroe, the most logical, I think any bluegrass musician would agree, are Flatt & Scruggs,” said Stringdusters bassist Travis Book. “They’re legendary; without Earl’s banjo, bluegrass just doesn’t exist as we know it today.”

Released via the band’s own Americana Vibes label, A Tribute To Flatt & Scruggs includes six songs from Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’s catalog recorded the old fashioned way, live in studio with all of the band members playing together in one room. The album is available now on all streaming platforms. Listen via Soundcloud in the player below, and click below to watch behind the song videos for three tracks from the album. Limited color vinyl and more Flatt & Scruggs-centric merch is available here.

A Tribute To Flatt & Scruggs Tracklist:

1. I’d Rather Be Alone

2. Will You Be Lonesome

3. Blue Ridge Cabin Home

4. Earl’s Breakdown

5. Cabin on the Hill

6. Down the Road

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The Infamous Stringdusters – “Will You Be Lonesome” (Behind The Song)

The Infamous Stringdusters – “I’d Rather Be Alone” (Behind The Song)

The Infamous Stringdusters – “Down The Road” (Behind The Song)

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The Stringdusters are currently in the midst of their 2023 Spring tour with a show tonight at Felton Music Hall in Felton, CA. The band has headline dates and upcoming appearances at Telluride Bluegrass, High Sierra, DelFest, Strings & Sol, and more throughout the summer. For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, click below or visit the band’s website.

The Infamous Stringdusters On Tour:

4/20 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

4/21 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

4/22 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall

4/23 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall

5/5-6 – Baltimore, MD – Charm City Bluegrass Festival

5/19-20 – Clive, IA – Greenbelt Music Festival

5/25-28 – Cumberland, MD – DelFest

5/26-29 – Greenfield, MA – Strange Creek Campout

6/1-3 – Oak Hill, WV – Mountain Music Festival

6/15-18 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival

6/21-24 – Owensboro, KY – ROMP Fest

6/22-24 – Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Festival

6/22-24 – Caneadea, NY – Estival Festival

6/29-7/2 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival

7/12-7/16 – Durham, NY – Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

7/15 – Charleston, SC – The Refinery

7/21-23 – Redmond, OR – Fairwell Festival

8/4 – Bellvue, CO – The Mishawaka

8/5 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater

8/6 – South Fork, CO – Rhythms on the Rio

8/11 – Alta, WY – Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival

8/12-13 – Livingston, MT – Pine Creek Lodge

9/1 – Mill Springs, NC – Earl Scruggs Music Festival

9/2 – Brunswick, ME – Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival

9/15-17 – East Aurora, NY – Borderland Music Festival

10/8 – Monterey, CA – Rebels & Renegades Music Festival

10/6-8 – Pelham, TN – Cave Fest

12/6-10 – Puerto Morelos, Q.R. – Strings & Sol

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