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LISTEN: The Infamous Stringdusters, “I’d Rather Be Alone”

Feb 10, 2023

LISTEN: The Infamous Stringdusters,

Artist: The Infamous Stringdusters
Song: “I’d Rather Be Alone”
Album: A Tribute to Flatt & Scruggs
Release Date: April 21, 2023
Label: Americana Vibes

In Their Words: “The concept of paying tribute to the grandfathers or originators of bluegrass is one we bounced around for a while and after Bill Monroe, the most logical, I think any bluegrass musician would agree, is Flatt & Scruggs. They’re legendary and without Earl’s banjo, bluegrass just doesn’t exist the way we know it today. For the album, each of us brought a song to the table that we wanted to sing and that had meaning to us. I reached out to my friend Jon Weisberger and asked him if he’d suggest a song that he thought hadn’t been overdone and would suit my voice. I was thrilled when he suggested ‘I’d Rather Be Alone’ because I was familiar with it but hadn’t really played it much or learned the lyrics and it was a perfect fit. It’s a lament and it’s a sad song but it’s so beautiful. The way the melody hangs the line out there — ‘You say you’re sorry that you went awaaaaay’ — it’s just classic Flatt & Scruggs!” — Travis Book, The Infamous Stringdusters

Photo Credit: Greg Grogan

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