The Infamous Stringdusters Visit Boone
This past Wednesday, January 21st, the Infamous Stringdusters paid a visit to Legends of Boone. Going to the show, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I knew they were a bluegrass band, but I thought they’d be like every other bluegrass band I grew up listening to. Boy, was I wrong!
Walking into Legends, students crowded around the tables while dedicated fans crowded at the front of the stage. I found one of the only open tables and waited for the show to start. The lights went dim as I heard people begin to cheer, so I ran to the stage to claim my spot. Five men came out on stage and picked up their instruments- a guitar, a double bass, a fiddle, a dobro, and a banjo.
Soon, the sound of bluegrass filled my ears and my heart. I’ve never been a huge fan of bluegrass, but I really enjoyed the Stringdusters. When your heart starts racing and you can’t help but dance and it becomes impossible to keep a smile off of your face, that’s how you know the music is good.
The Infamous Stringdusters played an exhilarating two-hour set, ending the encore with a cover of “Wake Me Up” by Avicii, which was demanded by the crowd by the sound of cheering, clapping, and stomping. I was honored to be able to experience their show, as so many bluegrass fans recognize their name. I expected the usual bluegrass sound, but what I graciously received was an electric performance by five passionate and talented musicians.