“Silver Sky” is CD number five for the Grammy- nominated , Charlottesville, Virginia- based quintet .
While some people think of them as a bluegrass band because of their acoustic instruments, these days the Stringdusters describe their sound as “high country.”
What is that?
I'm not exactly sure,
so let's just say that it's a mix of all things progressive: bluegrass, rock and country.
While all five members of the band are accomplished musicians, make no mistake—this is a real group, not just five guys trying to show who can play the fastest or the most notes.
The song “Rockets” does a good job of showcasing how the individual sounds weave into one.
The Infamous Stringdusters took a step outside of the box when it came time to find a producer for “Silver Sky.”
Instead of going for someone who's gained notoriety in the bluegrass or American books, they turned to hip-hop, choosing to work with Atlanta- based producer Billy Hume.
While Hume's best known for working with rappers like David Banner, Bonecrusher and Ludacris,
his background also includes time spent doing regular singer-songwriter gigs at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and playing mandolin in a southern rock band.
In other words, he was an inspired, and unexpected, choice.
Which is also a good description of the Stringdusters distinctly non-bluegrass cover of the Police hit “Walking On The Moon.”
这也是Stringdusters乐队由“警察”创作的主打歌曲《Walking On The Moon（在月球上行走）》封面明显区别于蓝草风格的很好写照。
The Stringdusters' creativity isn't confined to their choice of songs or producers.
They're now touring with a light show, but still keep their onstage performances loose enough to break away from an arrangement and into a jam when it's appropriate.
There are two versions of “Silver Sky” available.
One is the standard 12-track disc,
the other is a double-set that features a previously unreleased cover of The Grateful Dead's “He's Gone.”
另一种是双盘,而且附带以前未曾公开的The Grateful Dead（感恩而死）乐队的名曲《He's Gone》的封面。
It also adds a copy of the Stringdusters 2011 live recording “We'll Do It Live.”
而且还增加Stringdusters乐队2011年《We'll Do It Live》的实况录音。
It opens with “Fork In The Road,” the title track of The Infamous Stringdusters' 2007 debut.
《银色天空》以《Fork In The Road》，这首Stringdusters乐队2007年的处女作主打歌开始。
I nominate Bill for the club president.
The Woodwind Quintet was one of the best turns in the show.
A teacher can't give individual attention to each pupil if his class is large.
His daring escape from prison gained him a certain notoriety.
He introduced to us the symmetrical arrangement of the garden.