The Stringdusters "tweeted" today that they have received a nomination from the International Bluegrass Music Association for Instrumental Group of the Year. In case you weren't here, we had the privilege of hosting the Stringdusters at Black Butte Ranch on July 17 as a benefit for the Americana Project and they were outstanding!
In addition to the band's nomination, one of their members, Andy Hall was nominated for best Dobro Player of the Year. Congrats guys, well done! If you are not a musician you may ask yourself what is a dobro? The image to the left is a dobro or more commonly known as a resonator guitar (photo courtesy of About.com). A dobro is an acoustic guitar with a metal resonator built into its body. This resonator serves as an amplifier. The dobro was invented in the early 1930's by John Dopyera. Dopyera and his brother were trying to create a louder guitar. They named their invention dobro, which meant "good" in their native language. The dobro's sound is more like that of a banjo than a guitar. So there you have it - tuck that away in your brain for your next game of Trivial Pursuit. To find out more about The Infamous Stringdusters, click here.
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