By Sheena Barnett/NEMS Daily Journal
A little bit of recording, a lot of touring – that’s life for the Infamous Stringdusters. The bluegrass band is well-known for its live show, and that makes sense. The Infamous Stringdusters – Travis Book, Jesse Cobb, Andy Hall, Jeremy Garrett, Andy Falco and Chris Pandolf – often put on 150 shows a year.
“It’s a really good time,” said Book, the band’s bass player. “We do a lot of listening to each other, and and everything sounds new and different and fresh every night.”
One of those 150 shows is Thursday’s Down on Main concert at Fairpark, with Sardis singer-songwriter Sanders Bohlke opening.
‘Things That Fly’
Nashville’s Infamous Stringdusters is on the road to promote its third record, “Things That Fly,” which was released last fall.
“We finally were able to do what
we set out to do with a record,” Book said. “It takes a lot of energy
and time to arrange material to release a cohesive musical statement. …With this one, we finally had the time to spend to do exactly what we wanted.”
The group is at work on a new album, as well as prepping for The Festy, their own music festival.
Touring, though, is what the band enjoys most.
“We love getting out and playing,” Book said. “We’re constantly evolving.”
He invites all music fans to check out the band in Tupelo on Thursday.
“If you like music and you like to have a good time and you like to feel good about yourself and the world, you probably belong at a Stringdusters show,” he said. “We’re going to have a good time – we always have a good time when we play music together, and I think that’s rare. If you want to lighten your load a little bit, come on out to the show.”
HEY, TRAVIS BOOK OF INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS, WHAT’S ON YOUR IPOD?
“I’m actually really into Frank Zappa. I’ve been a fan for a long time. …You ask all the guys in the band that question, and you’ll get answers as strange and unexpected as that from everybody. Everybody listens to all kinds of stuff.”
Down on Main
– Who: Sanders Bohlke, Infamous Stringdusters
– When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
– Where: Fairpark
– Cost: Free
– Info: (662) 841-6598