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4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

BillyHume ,

Amazing!!!!

This is certainly one of THE best bands EVER!

Souerpow ,

Stringdusters Need to be Found

I'm not a country or bluegrass fan particularly, but I saw these guys live and really loved them. Have a bunch of their songs now. There is a lot of current fuss about Mumford and Sons, and not to be overly bullish but Stringdusters are as good (or better) in my view. I hope these guys get a big break and go big. All five are very talented and they sound great together. The vocals have a CSN vibe. Some songs are also not bluegrass at all but have a rock/jazz feel. Good luck to them!!

ADiss79 ,

Something missing...

I've been a fan of The Stringdusters for a few years now, and I'm always eager to hear whatever they've cooked up, and never miss a live show when they come to my area. With Silver Sky, The Stringdusters once again show off their superior chops. Among other 'similar' bands in their generation such as Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled by Turtles, and many of the other bands you can find making the yearly festival circuit, I've always found The Infamous Stringdusters are vastly superior when it comes to musicianship, vocal skill, and song writing. Sadly though, I think the departure of mando player Jesse Cobb leaves a major void in The Stringdusters sound, and it shows in Silver Sky. To the newcomer Stringdusters fan, this may not matter, but for someone who has been listening to them for a while, most of the tracks on Silver Sky seem to have a fair amount of empty space that should be filled by the sound of the mandolin. Certainly, the departure of Cobb serves as an opportunity for all the other amazing musicians in the band to take a bigger piece of the musical pie, but texture and background provided by Cobbs mando are irreplaceable. For someone who is a Phish fan, to me it's almost like listening to Phish without Page McConnells baby grand. I'll still remain a fan of the band, and I'm sure their live jams will be just as impressive, but without Cobb (or someone of equal skill to replace him), The Stringdusters have definitely lost a step.

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