Merlefest 2011 and Final Assessment
The blog post below is the final one of four containing my coverage of Merlefest. Please come to my blog to view the other three at www.tedlehmann.blogspot.com
The Infamous Stringdusters presented an extremely strong set that showed why they are spreading their wings way beyond the bluegrass festival circuit where they started only a few years ago. Their music, strongly rooted in bluegrass as well as expanding into the jam band world, has huge appeal to a variety of audiences. Their Watson stage show exemplified all the reasons they are being welcomed by new audiences and still treasured by their original ones.