When the Infamous Stringdusters take the stage, they have a good time, and they want you to join in the fun.

The bluegrass act and opening band Old Time Travelers play Track 29 tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

If you go

What:Infamous Stringdusters and Old Time Travelersconcert

When:Friday, March 8, 8 p.m.

Where:Track 29, located at 1400 Market St.

How much:$15 in advance, $18 at the door

“People should expect to have a good time. It’s that simple,” said guitarist Andy Falco. “It’s like our bassist, Travis [Book] says, ‘It’s your show. Do whatever.'”

The Infamous Stringdusters have a piece of what bluegrass torchbearers like Alison Krauss and Union Station keep alive: a vivid and accessible connection to a music rooted in Americana.

The five-piece band plays traditional instruments-including the upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, Dobro and banjo-and turn out such enchantingly charming melodies, harmonies and lyrical stories that the technical proficiency and authenticity of bluegrass as a tradition is almost easy to overlook, if only briefly.

Falco explained that the group formed seven years ago when friends-who had previously played as side musicians for other acts-found themselves fitting together nicely at one of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s jam sessions.


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