Grateful Music took in the Infamous Stringdusters Future is Now Tour as it touched down at Cincinnati’s Bogart’s on Friday night. The Valentine’s Day show featured a first set loaded front-to-back with “Love” songs, including the Marvin Gaye (or Jerry Garcia Band?) hit How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You) and Bob Marley’s One Love.
As bassist Travis Book noted early in the night, Friday’s show took place just over the Ohio River from the setting for their latest live release- Live From Covington– released in November of last year and highlighting their July 2019 street show in the Kentucky neighborhood across from downtown Cincinnati. The band captured that magic once again with tight romps through beloved originals and several covers, opening set 2 with After Midnight (JJ Cale), once again nodding to V-day with a Daft Punk Get Lucky cover, running through two Bob Dylan tunes before an epic 2001 (Phish) > Mountain Town closed the set.
If the future is now, then this summer is… well, also the future. And it’s a busy one for the progressive bluegrass band that has been burning up the road and tearing down venues in recent tours. The quintet headlines Terrapin Hill Farm’s (Harrodsburg, KY) all-bluegrass springtime throwdown Cabin Fever Reliever (April 16-19) that will be an absolute DO NOT MISS for bluegrass fans as they share the bill with the Lil’ Smokies, Horseshoes & Hand Grenade, Kyle Tuttle, and many more. They also join The Wood Brothers and Lettuce atop West Virginia’s Mountain Music Festival lineup at the pristine Ace Adventure Resort in the New River Gorge. And you can find them with sets at just about every other major summer festival across the country as well.
The Future is Now Tour finishes the eastern leg in Athens, GA, tonight and Tampa on Sunday, but picks right up in March with sure to be heaters in Texas, Utah, California, Colorado and more.
Light and Love
If Yer Gonna Love >
Truth and Love
How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You)
Cabin of Love
Lovin’ You >
Your Love is Like
Another One Like You>
Don’t Think Twice
Long Time Goin >
Sittin’ on Top of the World (with members of Way Down Wanderers)
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