Andy Falco, GRAMMY Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and one fifth of the Infamous Stringdusters, has announced The Will of the Way, his first solo album since 2007. The album is due out on July 16 exclusively on Americana Vibes.
Along with the announcement of the new album, we are pleased to share its first single, “Stones Unturned.” The Dead/Dylan-inspired song is a reflection of not being a little kid anymore, and getting to keep "doing it" for so many years. It's a realization for how important learning from lessons is, regardless of age, and to acknowledge that you don't have to have all the answers. To put it simply, there are many stones that remain unturned. The music video for "Stones Unturned" may be found HERE.
The Will of the Way, stems from a number of songs that [Falco] had for a while, but much of it was written during what he refers to as “the great pause” of 2020.
“Being grounded from the road due to the pandemic, I’ve uncovered time to truly dive into songwriting in a way I never had before,” shared Falco. “It was a very emotional time (for me), and it led me to ask myself a lot of questions internally like ‘why am I writing this song,’ what am I really trying to say?’ I became only interested in recording songs that I felt a deep personal connection to, and the result was this album.
The Will of the Way features musicians from Long Island including his brother Patrick (on bass) and others from the local scene including Jon Preddice and Chris Marshak. The album also features a great Massachusetts-based singer, Erica Leigh, as well as Dave Butler (Guster), Damian Calcagne, Cody Kilby (The Travelin’ McCourys), Joe Russo on drums on a few songs, and Joss Stone on one.
The complete 11-song album track list is as follows:
Through the Floor
The Will of the Way
The Proof is in the Pudding
Wings Upon Our Feet
You are Everything
Robert’s Last Dance
Pre-order for limited edition vinyl, CD and merch is available at https://fanlink.to/AF_WOTW
Andy will be taking the show on the road for select Northeast dates in support of The Will of the Way. These tour dates are all on sale now.
June 11 - Telluride Transfer Warehouse Stage - Telluride, CO
June 12 - Telluride Transfer Warehouse - Telluride, CO (playing the music of Jerry Garcia with Travis Book)
June 14 - Relix Studio Livestream - NY, NY
June 30 - 118 North - Wayne, PA
July 1 - Blue Point Brewery - Patchogue, NY
July 2 - Levon Helm Studios - Woodstock, NY
August 7 - Weekend At Bertha’s Festival Townsend, DE (with Tony Trischka)