RD TO BOULDER

Colorado has always been a home away from home for the Stringdusters. Now it really is home, so we recently teamed up with the amazing people at Oskar Blues to help front range flood relief. We just got home from the Rd to Boulder tour,…

BANJO AT THE BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

A few weeks ago I was up in Boston as a guest teacher at the Berklee College of Music, and I’m happy to report that the banjo is cool again. I was there for two days, working with students in the American Roots Music Program…

Putting the ‘Ski’ back in Ski Tour

I’m home in one piece, but part of me remains in the magical western US, where the Stringdusters just wrapped up our annual Ski Tour. Huge thanks to all the amazing people who came to see us. It was 3 weeks of pure bliss–14 packed…

Up next, 2012

2011 was a crazy and amazing year for the Infamous Stringdusters. But it’s over, and the door to 2012 is flying open right in front of our eyes. Incredible things are happening. Here’s a bit about what’s up next, and why. We are a five…

‘Chris Pandolfi and the Bluegrass Dilemma’

Thanks to Joe Kendrick for having me on WNCW to talk about Bluegrass, the Stringdusters, etc. The program, What It Is Radio, just went up on-line. Check out the stream here. Joe has other noteworthy endeavors that you should check out, including Lingua Musica Live,…

IBMA Keynote Address

Here’s the full length video of the keynote address I gave at the 2011 IBMA business conference in Nashville, TN. And I got out alive! Big thanks to my main man Drew Becker for the video work. He’s the best in the business people.

WE’LL DO IT LIVE

Our new album is done: WE’LL DO IT LIVE. It’s our first independent release. Get it here. Name your own price, download, pre-order, CD, vinyl, etc

That 1 Guy (making of)

I just spent 3 days working on some conceptual music videos with That 1 Guy. Then we played a gig together–very creative times. I feel lucky to be working with such a talented and humble dude. Can’t wait to edit the videos…

Spotify…

Spotify seems like a glipse into the future, and it’s already here. Check out this great article about the growing service. App-based computing simple/functional enough that people will pay, and artist compensation based on number of plays. Label cooperation? Sounds too good to be true….

Video Autograph

Bring me a camera and I’ll film a song for you–it’s the Stringduster video autograph. Your camera goes right on one of the instruments, and you get a song (maybe two) from our perspective. Unedited, unfiltered live action. It’s yours–show your friends, show the world….

New tour, new video rig

Another Stringduster adventure plays out over the next three weeks. This time it’s a little bit of everything–clubs, rehearsing/writing, recording, the Tetons, NorCal and three of the nastiest festivals of the summer: Telluride, High Sierra and Electric Forest. I put together a new video rig…

The Meaning of McCoury

Festival season is officially underway. The Stringdusters just spent two days at the 4th annual DelFest, and we are already on the road to hit two more this weekend. The festival circuit is a migrating community of musicians and fans, a seasonal melting pot of…

BG blog/Encore

Controversy sells. But seriously, thanks to the Bluegrass Blog for posting a few paragraphs I wrote about reactions to my recent Bluegrass Manifesto, which went out today in the Celebrity Access Encore Newsletter.

Boston: the Acoustic Youth Movement

Two shows down, three to go on the We’ll Do It Live Tour. Next stop: Boston, MA. I can think of no better place for a big show than in the middle of my old hometown with our family of Northeastern friends. Boston has been…