Label: High Country Recordings
Release date: Oct. 9, 2015
Grammy-nominated bluegrass stalwarts The Infamous Stringdusters have announced the release of Undercover, an EP featuring five fan-favorite cover songs the group has performed on the road since they formed in 2006. A recent recording session in their Colorado home base yielded a strong collection of tracks including Pink Floyd's "Fearless," Tom Petty's "American Girl," Johnny Cash's "Big River," Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice" and "Highwayman" from the Highwaymen (Cash, Jennings, Nelson, Kristofferson).
The Infamous Stringdusters have released four highly-acclaimed studio albums since forming in Colorado, and wanted to mix things up a little for this new release. "We had a great summer touring and wanted to get right into the studio," says dobro-player Andy Hall. "But we didn't want to get into a cycle of tour-write-record-tour, so we sat down to capture some of the energy of songs that get the biggest reaction live." The songs on Undercover were all recorded live in the studio, with all five Stringdusters jamming in the same room. "It was organic," says guitarist Andy Falco, who mixed the album. "We didn't have an agenda. If we didn't nail it after three takes, we moved on to another song. I think you can hear and feel the relaxed atmosphere in the music."
1. Highwayman - Jimmy Webb (made famous by The Highwaymen: Cash, Jennings, Nelson, Kristofferson)
2. Fearless - Pink Floyd
3. Big|Brave River - Johnny Cash
4. American Girl - Tom Petty
5. Don't Think Twice - Bob Dylan