Let the purists debate how to define the music of The Infamous Stringdusters, but whether bluegrass, newgrass or
Americana, the Stringdusters are six talented musicians who could probably play whatever music they set their minds
Cross-trained in classical, jazz, hard rock and country in addition to traditional bluegrass, the Nash-ville-based
sextet will play Thursday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The band, which formed just more
than three years ago, includes youngsters Andy Falco on guitar, Andy Hall on dobro, Chris Pandolfi on banjo, fiddler
Jeremy Garrett, Jesse Cobb on mandolin and onetime Durango resident Travis Book on upright bass.
The band's 2007 debut, Fork in the Road," swept the International Bluegrass Music Association awards for album and
song of the year, and The Infamous Stringdusters also were named Best Emerging Artist that year. Since bursting onto
the scene, the Stringdusters have toured regularly and gained an impressive following.
It will be Book's third Durango performance this month, playing earlier with his wife, Sarah Siskind, at the Henry
Strater Theatre, as well as a part of the March 8 benefit concert for Benny Burle" Galloway at the Smiley
Book's local ties go a long way toward explaining why Lonesome Stew, a band of local bluegrass heroes, will open
Thursday's show. Lonesome Stew is Pat Dressen on mandolin and vocals, bassist Jimmy Largent, banjoist Hap Purcell and
the dual guitar and vocals of Robin Davis and David Smith, each of whom has shared a tune or two with Book over the