LP edition on 140 gram vinyl with MP3 download
Featuring Lee Ann Womack, Joan Osbourne, Sara Watkins, Abigail Washburn, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sarah Jarosz, and others!
“…the Grammy-nominated quintet’s sixth studio album showcases not only the Stringdusters’ keen, constantly evolving craftsmanship, but some of the best singers in the game, all of whom happen to be women.”
–Rolling Stone Country
“The roster is impressive—it includes Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Osborne, Joss Stone, Lee Ann Womack, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins—and the songs are even better.” —The New York Times
“Ladies & Gentlemen ought to merit a sequel, especially after this fine introduction.” —No Depression
Standing at the crossroads of modern bluegrass and newgrass, The Infamous Stringdusters are a band that is “stretching [bluegrass] from within” (New York Times). For their sixth studio album, Ladies & Gentlemen, the band invited a dozen of their favorite female singers to join them. The list of featured guests includes some of the most dynamic and innovative artists from across the roots music, Americana and country worlds: Nicki Bluhm, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jennifer Hartswick, Sarah Jarosz, Claire Lynch, Aoife O’Donovan,Joan Osborne, Joss Stone, Sara Watkins, Abigail Washburn, Lee Ann Womackand Celia Woodsmith. Each artist guested on a different original song or tune written by the members of the band specifically for this project.
Ladies & Gentlemen was produced by GRAMMY-winner Chris Goldsmith and shows the breadth of The Infamous Stringdusters’ musical vision and talents. Band members Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo),Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass), play alongside the vocalists with the circuital unity of the seasoned bluegrass band that they are. Big harmonies and exploratory compositions, along with the band’s profound commitment to presentation, seem bound to inspire traditionalists and newcomers to stomp their feet on common ground. With a new voice for every song, world-class instrumental backing, captivating song structure and unexpected combinations, Ladies & Gentlemen is sure to please at every turn.
The Infamous Stringdusters’ resume includes five studio albums, three International Bluegrass Music Association awards and a GRAMMY nomination.
This LP is available for pre-order and will ship on or by its release date (May 3, 2016).