Video Premiere: The Infamous Stringdusters “Truth and Love”

June 20, 2019
Video Premiere: The Infamous Stringdusters “Truth and Love”

The Infamous Stringdusters released Rise Sun, their latest studio effort earlier this year. At that time, dobroist Andy Hall told Relix, “Rise Sun is an album that we needed to make to re-affirm and solidify something we’d been feeling for some time: the desire for togetherness, the desire for hope, the desire for love. These songs represent our best effort at capturing not only those feelings of positivity, but the energy of our live show on a record as well. Those two things together are what make this album unique. We’ve put all our energy of hopeful intention into this project and we hope you can feel it!”

Today we premiere the band’s official video for “Truth and Love” from the new record, which was directed by photographer Jay Strausser. The group’s guitar player Andy Falco, notes, “We’ve always admired his work and when the opportunity arose to bring him out on the road we naturally jumped on it.  He is able to deliver a visual narrative of our shows and somehow capture the energy of the band and audience in pictures which is a crucial part of telling our story to the world. He created this video for ‘Truth and Love’ using clusters of still photos from the road and achieved a fantastically unique looking video that also showcases the amazing work out our lighting director Jason Gutworth. We look forward to bringing him back out on fall tour, and we’re so psyched to stretch the new songs from ‘Rise Sun’ out to see what musical journey’s will come with exploring their live possibilities.”

Strausser adds,  “Much like every Dusters show I attend, the process on this project was a unique, emotional, and fulfilling experience for me. All of this video was created using still photos. Creating more video over the last year has been a fun new creative space, but at times I do miss the flexibility on things like dynamic range and color when editing video vs photo. Some of the time lapse work on previous videos I made started some of the thought for this, and the faster shooting capability on my Sony led me to spend more time researching if something like this could work. When I realized the potential, I was encouraged that this team embraced a different approach… and were willing to put up with my machine gun shutter firing off in their face all last tour!

“Like creating a time-lapse, but this work was unique in the sense that these frames were captured over a shorter time period and were animated closer to real time. I was limited to 8 seconds to capture about 80 pictures for each scene used. There was about 10,000 photos processed to start to evaluate footage and piece this together! Some of the processing used to normalize the speed and bring this closer to the ‘flow’ of regular video had its limitations, but the artifacts left from this processing was fun to use creatively through the video.

“The song ‘Truth And Love’ immediately spoke to me the first time I heard it. Such a great closer on the new album, and after witnessing the first live performances, I knew I wanted to use it in a video. While on this spring tour I had some heavy news in my personal life, news that really gave these lyrics a whole new light for me. Listening to this frequently provided a lot of comfort and helped through some difficult decisions that had to be made. The dynamics and musical space throughout this song really made for a great soundtrack to edit to. Even after all the times I’ve watched it, I still find parts of different scenes that sync up so well with all the subtle sounds on this. Hope everyone enjoys this as much as I did working on it.”

The Infamous Stringdusters have just announced fall tour dates in support of Rise Sun, with the group’s complete itinerary listed beneath the video.

The Infamous Stringdusters Tour Dates

Jul 11  4848 Festival Snowshoe, WV

Jul 12 Park Point Concerts in the square Rochester, NY

Jul 13 Paradise Music and Beer Festival Covington, KY

Jul 18 Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael, CA

Jul 19 Redwood Ramble Navarro, CA

Jul 20 – Jul 21 Northwest String Summit North Plains, OR

Jul 26 Peach Music Festival Scranton, PA

Jul 28 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI

Aug 9 Yarmony Music Festival Bond, CO

Aug 10 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival Alta, WY

Aug 15 The Rustic Dallas, TX

Aug 16 Mohawk Austin, TX

Aug 17 Mohawk Austin, TX

Aug 18 Last Concert Café Houston, TX

Sep 13 The NorVa Norfolk, VA

Sep 14 Sony Hall New York, NY

Sep 18 Strand Center for the Arts Plattsburgh, NY

Sep 19 Center for the arts of Homer Homer, NY

Sep 21 – Sep 22 Borderland Music + Arts Festival East Aurora, NY

Oct 18 The Caverns Pelham, TN

Oct 19 The Wander Down Music Festival Makanda, IL

Oct 31 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

Nov 3 Wall Street Theatre Norwalk Norwalk, CT

Nov 6 The State Theatre Greenville, NC

Nov 7 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC

Nov 8 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC

Nov 9 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC

Nov 10 Highlands Food & Wine Festival Highlands, NC

Dec 12 – Dec 16 Strings & Sol Puerto Morelos, Mexico ��