The Infamous Stringdusters at The Basement

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From the November 15, 2012 edition

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to traditional music, but The Infamous Stringdusters are a credit to their genre. The Nashville-based bluegrass greats kick up a storm, firmly planted in genre tradition but unafraid to innovate the sound in stirring, rock-driven directions. It’s thinking-man’s hoedown music, smart but never short of rambunctious.

Plus local super-group The Middle Rats (Joey Hebdo, Mike James, The Floorwalkers’ Jonathan Elliott and Max Power’s Jesse Michael Barr) will open the show. The band’s self-titled debut, the product of a cabin getaway, shows how much fun it can be when talented people goof off with creative juices flowing.