The White Torpedo streaked across the shallow south last weekend with stops in Chattanooga, Greenville and Blowing Rock. The last two nights were especially memorable as the band developed a new style/flow for the shows that feels like the missing piece. The Packway Handle Band opened for us in Greenville and they absolutely blew our minds. We're hoping to get these guys on board for more shows and as an essential piece of the greater State of Bluegrass mission. Saturday we drove through intense fog to Blowing Rock and the legendary venue The Canyons. We absolutely packed the place and it just about exploded. An attendee had this to say, "I'm not sure how to express this so that you'll understand its full magnitude, but I just left THE BEST CONCERT I have ever seen! The Stringdusters were practically sitting on our laps. But who was sitting, right? I couldn't even stand still!" Big thanks to Henri Deschamps from the Bluegrass Legacy who put us up at the amazing Mast Farm Inn. Sunday we were racing home through the rain at 80 mph, trying to get home before the epic playoff games, one of our trailer wheels sheared right of the axle. It was awesome!
When you drive as far and as fast as we do, these things are innevitable, but it's always a bummer when the shit hits the fan. Still made it home in time for the second half of the first game.
This Wednesday is the last of our month long Station Inn Residency. We knew it'd be fun, but we had no idea how interesting and musical it would be. This week we're debuting the new record then inviting a handful of guests up to share the stage second set.
February 4th we launch on our Ski Tour 2010. Big Sky, Steamboat Springs, Park City and more before we arrive at Wintergrass at the midway point. All the info you need can be found in Tour Dates. Be sure to get on the website to upload your photos and videos after the shows.