Author: chrispandolfi

Inside the Musician’s Brain

Big news friends, my new podcast, ‘Inside the Musician’s Brain,’ is live on Apple Podcasts! I’ve been working on this for a long time, and I’m really excited to finally share this with the world. ‘Inside the Musician’s Brain’ is a deep dive into everything that’s underneath the music and the artists that inspire us. I explore the Stringdusters world,… Read more →

Kitchen Dwellers New Album

I just finished producing the Kitchen Dwellers new album, Muir Maid. I love this band! They really have their own thing going on, and people are definitely starting to take notice. They have great original songs, and the show is loaded with infectious energy. We tracked everything in Denver earlier this year and the album is on the way. Don’t… Read more →

Grammy Nominated!!

Such an incredible honor to wake up this morning to the news that we are nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Bluegrass Album of the Year!’ by the Recording Academy for our latest album, ‘Laws of Gravity.’ We’ve been so committed to this band for so long, putting all our time, energy, heart and soul into making it go, and this still… Read more →

Two Worlds of Bluegrass (No Depression)

No Depression recently published a beautiful print issue focused entirely on bluegrass music. I was honored when they asked me to contribute. My piece focuses on the current state of bluegrass affairs and how things came to be the way they are. I look at the growing divide between the progressive world, which is flourishing, and the traditional world, which is not.… Read more →


TRAD-PLUS is my shadowy musical alter ego–a project that combines banjo, vinyl samples, beats, drums, synths, strings and much more. Interference, the debut album from TRAD+, features Nick Falk on drums and special guest Oteil Burbridge. With over 550 thousand international downloads on BitTorrent last fall, the word is getting out, and more music is on the way. Read more →

Denver Bluegrass Generals

The Denver Bluegrass Generals in something Andy Hall and I have been planning for quite some time, and we could not be more excited about how things kicked off last weekend. The idea has always been to bring a cross section of our favorite bluegrass musicians (younger, older, traditional, progressive, etc) here to the front range of Colorado for a… Read more →


  TRAD+ is making moves and a debut album is now on the way. I wrote almost all the music in the last year (probably half of it in the 2 weeks leading up to the sessions), but the studio experimentation process has been all day, every day for a long time now. The addition of Nick Falk on drums… Read more →


As always, we put a ton of time and effort into bringing together all the music we love for the fifth installment of the Festy Experience, Oct 10-12 in Nelson County. Here are a few things that I am really looking forward to: Anders Osborne There’s been a lot of buzz around Anders Osborne these last few years, and for… Read more →


Eleven Madison Park is one of the best restaurants in the world, and it’s owned by my dear friend Will Guidara. My older brother Jono is a household name there, as he has designed and manufactured all the dinnerware. This was a special night and it’s also the new video for a song that Travis and I wrote from our… Read more →