The Infamous Stringdusters “I’d Rather Be Alone” – even today?

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Well, The Infamous Stringbusters make a mighty claim, singing that “I’d rather be alone, have you dream of me only / than to be in your arms but never in your heart” on this new song which takes its inspiration not from an incurably broken heart but rather from the musical inspiration of those progenitors of Bluegrass Flatt & Scruggs.

I’d Rather Be Alone‘ comes from the band’s new album ‘A Tribute To Flatt & Scruggs‘ which is due out April 21st.  It follows on from their previous release ‘A Tribute to Bill Monroe.’  Stringdusters bassist Travis Book explained that “The concept of paying tribute to the Grandfathers or originators of Bluegrass is one we bounced around for awhile 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.”  We may not say it often, but “Amen” to that.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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