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First Tracks: The Infamous Stringdusters Search for Truth in “I Didn’t Know”

The Infamous Stringdusters latest album, “Toward the Fray,” was released in February, and now the Grammy-winning innovative bluegrass outfit has revealed a video for the standout track “I Didn’t Know.” The dynamic visual premieres today at Blue Ridge Outdoors

Photo credit: Brett Villena

“I Didn’t Know” blends an upbeat country-rock progression with nuanced acoustic picking, but the song carries a serious underlying message about the mental toll of searching for the truth among widespread divisiveness and societal upheaval. Reinforcing the sentiment, the video features an artistic depiction of a man wandering through a city experiencing a chaotic downfall. 

“This song is a message about being informed, but sometimes not being able to see all the details of the bigger picture depending on your life’s circumstances and where you come from,” said singer and fiddle player Jeremy Garrett. “Once we do find out the truth of a matter, it’s up to us as to how we engage with that truth and if you believe in truth and justice and allow yourself to be educated and grow, you can’t ignore those things that were once illusive to you any longer.”

The band is touring heavily in support of “Toward the Fray,” with plenty of dates around the Blue Ridge region this summer and fall. The ‘Dusters will perform at FloydFest in Virginia on July 30, the Salvage Station in Asheville, N.C., on September 30, and at Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Roseland, Va., on October 8. 

Cover photo by Brett Villena

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