Bluegrass virtuosos THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS are announcing the release of Laws Of Gravity: Live, a 13-track collection featuring live renditions of songs included on their acclaimed, #1 Billboard Bluegrass album Laws Of Gravity, which was released January 13 on Compass Records. Laws Of Gravity: Liveavailable digitally this Friday, June 16–was recorded on the road between January and April at various venues along the band’s hectic tour schedule.

This new release comes after 52 shows already this year and as the group is in the midst of an extensive touring schedule (see routing below), and arrives just in time for THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS‘ June 20 show with Ryan Adams at Denver’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater. In addition to capturing live audio throughout the last tour, the band also filmed and live streamed video of select tour stops for Facebook Live and online archives. Fans at the March 17 show in Chicago were treated to a special performance of “Jessica” by The Allman Brothers Band, and the band recently teamed up with Relix magazine to release this video, which sadly now stands as a tribute to late Gregg Allman who just passed away May 27; watch it here.

For Laws Of Gravity: Live, the Grammy-nominated acoustic five-pieceAndy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) and Travis Book (upright bass)–took production duties into their own hands as Falco and Pandolfi teamed up to produce the record and Falco put the finishing touches on with the mixing process.

“One of the best things about making a new album is the infusion of new material in the live show,” says Pandolfi. “As Laws Of Gravity was about to drop, we were adapting all the songs for the show, trying different arrangements and seeing which ones would lend themselves to extended improvisation, transitions, teases, etc. Unlike some previous albums, all the songs have found a meaningful place in the live repertoire, some evolving significantly from their original iterations on the album. Laws Of Gravity: Live will give everyone a chance to hear that evolution, and to enjoy the great energy that the fans brought to our album release tour.

Laws Of Gravity: Live track listing:

  1. Freedom – Boise, Idaho 3/24/2017
  2. Gravity – Washington, DC 1/27/2017
  3. A Hard Life Makes A Good Song – Boise, Idaho 3/24/2017
  4. Vertigo – Washington, DC 1/27/2017
  5. Maxwell – Boise, Idaho 3/24/2017
  6. Black Elk – Eugene, Oregon 4/5/2017
  7. This Ol’ Building – Eugene, Oregon 4/5/2017
  8. Soul Searching – Eugene, Oregon 4/5/2017
  9. 1901: A Canyon Odyssey – Washington, DC 1/27/2017
  10. Sirens – Eugene, Oregon 4/5/2017
  11. Back Home – Washington, DC 1/27/2017
  12. Let Me Know – Boise, Idaho 3/24/2017
  13. I Run To You – Portland, Maine 1/20/2017

THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Tour Dates:
6/9* Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Music Festival
6/10* Haugan, MT – Silver Cloud Campout
6/16* Bend, OR – 4 Peaks Music Festival
6/18* Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam Festival
6/20 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/ Ryan Adams)
6/25 Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
7/1 Cincinnati, OH – Paradise On The Point
7/2 Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
7/13 Oak Hill, NY – Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
7/14 Beverly, MA – Cabot Theatre
7/15* Jay, VT – Jeezum Crow Festival
7/16* Greenfield, MA – Green River Festival
7/20 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
7/21 Lexington, VA – Lime Kiln Theater
7/22 Richmond, VA – Maymont Park
7/28* Lyons, CO – RockyGrass Festival
8/10* Darrington, WA – Summer Meltdown Festival
8/11* Alta, WY – Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival
8/13* Fort Collins, CO – Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest
8/18* Schwenksville, PA – Philadelphia Folk Festival
8/19* Cockeysville, MD – Hot August Music Festival
8/20 Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork
8/26* Asheville, NC – Jam In The Trees
9/3* Tuolumne, CA – Strawberry Music Festival
9/14 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
9/15* Bristol, VA – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
9/16 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
9/29* Raleigh, NC – Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
9/30 Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
10/13* Eureka Springs, AR – Hillberry Music Festival The Harvest Moon Festival
12/15 Hickory, NC – Music In The Mill

*Festival appearances

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