The Infamous Stringdusters are the hosts of The Festy Experience (Columbus Day weekend) in Nelson County. Last year’s CD, Ladies and Gentlemen, allowed them to team up with the some of the best female voices of folk and country. The ladies took the lead vocals while the ‘Dusters played the role of houseband. This time around, Laws of Gravity, is all about their ‘force of nature’ as a band of singers, songwriters and players. The song, “Gravity,” highlights their talents in vocal harmonies. Others show the lightning speed of the picking along with their musicality that we have come to expect over the last decade.
Travis Linville is the “godfather of modern Oklahoma folk.” He helped put together the first John Fullbright album, taught the then 9 year old Parker Millsap guitar, and has been Hayes Carll’s sideman. It is time that this talented musician step forward. He gets come help on Up Ahead from Flaming Lips drummer, Matt Duckworth. “Wishes” has I-hope-for-you-the-best list with some great sounding guitar.
Between 2002 and 2012 Rose Cousins toured constantly, so by the time she was done touring for We Have Made a Spark, she wanted to take a break. She took her creative energy and applied it to her interest in photography. Her return the life of a singer-songwriter is called In Conclusion. WNRN is playing “Freedom.” (Photo: Vanessa Heins)