LONGMONT, CO—Oskar Blues Brewery announced plans early this week to team up with nationally-touring bluegrass/high country band, The Infamous Stringdusters (http://thestringdusters.com/
The Grammy-nominated band known for adding a philanthropic touch to their tours chose to partner up with the Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation (https://foundation.
Andy Hall, the band’s dobro player, is a resident of Lyons, CO—a town of just over 2,000 people that remained shut down for over a month due to damage (estimated at $1 billion) caused by the overflowing waters of the banks of the St. Vrain Creek. Hall recounts his decision to move to Boulder, CO over Charlottesville, VA in the first single the band has released in nearly two years, “The Road To Boulder”, featuring Bruce Hornsby on accordion. The single will be released as part of an EP that will also feature 3 other tracks recorded during the band’s live performance at the Bluegrass Underground. (Preview the EP at (https://soundcloud.com/
To help a community that embraced the ‘Dusters music from the beginning, the band has committed to donate $1 from every ticket sold to their December Road To Boulder tour and their February Ski Tour to the CAN’d Aid Foundation’s Colorado Flood Relief Fund. (For a list of tour dates:http://thestringdusters.com/
The band will also donate all proceeds from sales of the single “The Road To Boulder” to the CAN’d Aid Foundation.
Fans of both Oskar Blues Brewery and The Infamous Stringdusters will have the opportunity to raise a glass together during pre-show events hosted by the brewery at venues along the tour. Updates on Oskar Blues & ‘Duster pre-show events can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 as a brewpub and grill, Oskar Blues Brewery launched its beer canning operations in 2002 in Lyons, ColoRADo. It was the first American craft brewery to brew and hand-can its beer. Today there are more than 250 craft breweries canning beer. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 59,000 bbls in 2011 and grew to 85,750 bbls. in 2012. The brewery also opened a facility in Brevard, North Carolina, in December 2012.
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