That same year they won the International Bluegrass Music Association Emerging Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and, in 2011, went on to win Entertainer of the Year from the IBMA as well as a Grammy nod. Awards only go so far, but it was emblematic of the band as well as the audience. The Stringdusters brought a very urban, polished and pop-oriented sound that was embraced by everyone who heard them.
The line-up has changed a bit since then, most notably the loss of Chris Eldridge to the Punch Brothers, though the project remains the same: to present a young, fresh, polished sound that appeals to a very wide audience.
There have been some very good years since that first one for the Stringdusters, and this one, if the indications are to be trusted, will prove to be one of them. Their new album, "Let It Go," will be released next week, and is already getting a lot of positive attention. In this Live at KDHX session, they presented their signature sound, as well as a performance of the first single from the new release, "Let it Go."