Stringdusters form label, sign Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Friday, January 26, 2018
– The Infamous Stringdusters announced the formation of its label, Tape Time Records and signed bluegrass band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.
"It's a natural progression for us," said Jeremy Garrett, fiddler for The Infamous Stringdusters. "We've been with different labels and had an array of experiences, and just thought that a record company by and for musicians is the way to go. We want to put out the best music possible - of ours and our friends - and do it with full control over all aspects."
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades' Adam Greuel said, "We have long admired the Stringdusters - their ability to hone their craft to something that's unique to themselves is admirable. I think they also see that in young bands, and they've been consistently encouraging of us through the years. We're super proud of the energy in this record and it's a joy for it to be the first release of the new label."
The Stringdusters - Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Travis Book (upright bass) and Garrett - will take a quick break from their current "Across The Great Divide" national tour and are all headed to New York City for this weekend's Grammy Awards, where they are up for "Best Bluegrass Album" for 2017's "Laws Of Gravity" record.
After a week off, the band will return to tour (with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades) on Feb. 7 in Louisville, Ky.
\Wisconsin-based Horseshoes & Hand Grenades will release its fourth album, "The Ode" on Feb. 16, via Tape Time Records / Amplified, with the new single "Steer True" available Feb. 2.
The quintet consists of David C. Lynch (harmonica, accordion, spoons, vocals), Collin Mettelka (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Russell Pedersen (banjo, fiddle, vocals), Greuel (guitar, Dobro, vocals), and Samual Odin (bass).
Tour dates for Horshoes & Hand Grenades are:
Jan. 23 Northampton, MA Pearl Street - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Jan. 24 Portland, ME Aura - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Jan. 25 Rochester, NH Rochester Opera House - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Jan. 26 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Jan. 27 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb. 7 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb. 8 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb. 9 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb. 10 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb. 11 Knoxville, TN International - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb. 13 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb. 14 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall - w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb. 15 Peoria, IL Kenny's
Feb. 16 La Crosse, WI Leo and Leona's (2 shows)
Feb. 17 Stevens Point, WI Central Waters Brewery
Feb. 23-24 Steamboat Springs, CO Winter WonderGrass
March 15 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
March 16 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5
March 17 Asheville, NC Asheville Music Hall
March 18 Charleston, SC Pour House
March 21 Cincinnati, OH Madison Live
Thur 3/22 Grand Rapids, MI Founders Brewing Co
March 23 Iowa City, IA The Mill
March 24 Chicago, IL Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest
April 6-8 Squaw Valley, CA Winter WonderGrass
May 25-27 Chillicothe, IL SummerCamp Music Fest
May 30- June 2 Bean Blossom, IN John Hartford Memorial Fest
June 14-16 Eau Claire, WI Blue Ox Music Fest
July 25-29 Floyd, VA FloydFest
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