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Stringdusters announce summer star

Thursday, April 14, 2016 – The Infamous Stringdusters announced a summer tour today, which will include a kick-off at Red Rocks in Colorado.

Lee Ann Womack and Nicki Bluhm, who both appeared on the band's new Ladies & Gentlemen" CD,, will play Red Rocks. Bluhm also has appeared on recent tour dates with the band.

Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) and Travis Book (upright bass) are taking time off before launching the summer tour. "Both Lee Ann and Nicki are premier singers, and having them join us for our Red Rocks show should make for an electric night," said Hall.

Summer tour dates are:
May 6 Morrison, CO Red Rocks
May 7 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
May 20-21 Scranton, PA Susquehanna Breakdown
May 26-27 Cumberland, MD DelFest/Allegany County Fair
May 28 Clarks Grove, MN Revival Fest/Harmony Park
June 3 Minden, WV Mountain Music Festival
June 4 Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewing
June 5 Lexington, VA Lime Kiln Theater
June 10-11 Calpine, CA Sierra Valley Lodge
June 12 Ontario, CA Huck Finn Jubilee
June 16 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass
June 24 Owensboro, KY ROMP Bluegrass Festival
July 8-10 Winnipeg, MAN Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 14-15 North Plains, OR Northwest String Summit
July 16 Navarro, CA Redwood Ramble
Aug. 6 South Fork, CO Rhythms on the Rio
Sept. 17 North Adams, MA FreshGrass Fest
Sept. 23 Wilkesboro, NC Carolina in the Fall Fest

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