Recorded from their respective homes while in quarantine, Grammy-award winning bluegrass quintet the Infamous Stringdusters deliver A Tribute To Bill Monroe.
As the title suggests, the album pays tribute to the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, with some of the songs being directly tied to the music that shaped the careers of the members of the Stringdusters. And given the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the album was recorded at each band member’s home studio independent of other band members’ physical presence, much like their 2020 holiday record, Dust The Halls: An Acoustic Christmas Holiday.
Dobro player Andy Hall explains why now was the right time for this tribute - “Bill Monroe was, as far as I can remember, the first bluegrass music I owned. I asked my uncle for a Bill Monroe CD box set and got it as a birthday present when I turned 18. The sound coming out of my speakers blew my mind. It sounded like ancient acoustic heavy metal.”