The Infamous Stringdusters are musicians first, but they also realize the importance of giving back.
The band brings their Road to Boulder Tour to Chattanooga’s Track 29 Thursday, Dec. 12.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 on the day of the show. Click here for ordering information.
Proceeds from the show benefit the Oskar Blues Brewery Can’d Aid Foundation. The foundation is raising money for flood relief in the Colorado Front Range, which was devastated in September 2013.
Stringdusters’ Dobro player, Andy Hall, was personally affected by the floods. His hometown of Lyons, Colo., was one of the hardest-hit areas.
The band will donate $1 of every ticket sold during the tour to relief. Additionally, 100 percent of every purchase of the band’s new EP “Road to Boulder” or the single “Road to Boulder” featuring Bruce Hornsby will benefit the Oskar Blues Can’d Aid Foundation for flood relief.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How much: $15 in advance, $17 day of show
For tickets: Click here
The other three tracks on the EP are live tracks recorded at Bluegrass Underground in McMinnville, Tenn.
Considered a “pop bluegrass band,” the Infamous Stringdusters travel the globe bringing upbeat bluegrass music to the masses. They blend a traditional bluegrass sound (a nod to Bill Monroe, etc.) with a more modern, newgrass approach. For example, don’t be surprised to hear songs by U2, Prince, Bob Dylan and The Band mixed in with original songs.
“Our energy is really great right now,” said Jeremy Garrett, fiddler for the band.
The Stringdusters are coming off an extended break, some of which was spent working on new music in a studio.
Garrett said the band was excited to have an opportunity to give back.
“We’re excited to be back out on the road, to get out there with a nice purpose and to give back to all the fans. It just perpetuates yourself,” he said. “You start doing some good things for the community, and it builds a natural traction.”
With three dates left on the current tour, the band will take a week off before embarking on a small New Year’s Eve Tour and then a much larger Ski Tour.
The band’s latest album is “Silver Sky.”
In addition to the concert at Track 29, the band will host a preshow happy hour at The Flying Squirrel from 5 to 7 p.m.
Paper Bird will open the show.