Latest Chris Pandolfi Articles
Bill Nershi of The String Cheese Incident talks shop with The Infamous Stringdusters’ Chris Pandolfi on the latest episode of Osiris’ ‘Inside The Musician’s Brain’ podcast.
The String Cheese Incident welcomed members of The Infamous Stringdusters at the two-night opener at the Mission Ballroom in Denver.
Rooster Walk 12 organizers revealed the “early bird band lineup” for the 2020 music festival, which includes The Infamous Stringdusters, Melvin Seals & JGB, Fruition and more.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Blackberry Smoke, The Infamous Stringdusters, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, DJ Shadow and The Band
Jamgrass quintet The Infamous Stringdusters loaded their second set in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday night with songs from the Grateful Dead’s live repertoire.
JamBase contributor Sarah Hagerman shares her take on the all-star “What The Night Brings” tribute to Jeff Austin that took place on Monday night at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
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About Chris Pandolfi
My grandparents, Frank and Carmela Pandolfi, started the Connecticut Opera Association in 1942. I never met my grandfather, but my grandmother lived next door as we grew up (my brothers and I slept under the grand piano that took up her whole living room when our parents were gone). She got us started with music at a pretty young age. Ultimately inspired by my older brother Jonos musical tastes and exploits, I got my first banjo in the summer of 1997. The next ten or so years flew by. During that time I got my undergrad degree at Dartmouth College and then went on to be the first ever banjo principal at the Berklee College of Music before moving to Nashville, TN in 2004. Along the way I was lucky to work with many amazing people, but ultimately I moved to Nashville and started a band with some friends, The Infamous Stringdusters. We have been touring for 7 years, have 5 albums, a Grammy nomination and our own festival. We strive to make good original music, explore the world and enjoy life.
Most people know me as a banjo player, but over the past few years I have been discovering many new influential things: people, art, music, writing, video, etc. These days I am producing my own music using any combination of real instruments (drums, electric guitars, banjos, etc) and software to create something unique. Its music to listen to, music for film/TV, performance, whatever. Falco and I have a side project that we are both excited aboutFounding Fathers. The Fathers explore these new musical worlds, mixing electronic and electric with songs, singing and playing. I am also into video editing, stop-motion animation and conceptual film stuff in general. I started filming the Dusters hijinx a few years ago, documentary style. Since then I have enjoyed finding more and more creative ways to use the camera/editing software. I started writing about all these things (music, art, life) earlier this year, and a few of my pieces about the current state of the bluegrass world reached a big audience. In the wake of that attention the International Bluegrass Music Association asked me to deliver a keynote address at the 2011 World of Bluegrass in Nashville, TN (their annual business conference), giving some real recognition to a new vision of a bigger, more connected acoustic world. We are excited to be a part of whatever comes next for bluegrass.
Dark Star Orchestra will focus on the Southeast over the course of their 2020 spring tour.
The Flaming Lips confirmed a batch of West Coast tour dates taking place in spring 2020.
Vida Blue — consisting of Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge and funky METERS drummer Russell Batiste Jr. — confirmed a pair of Spring 2020 concerts.
Alison Krauss will embark on a five-week tour in Spring 2020.
John Kadlecik has joined Melvin Seals & JGB just in time for the band’s extensive Early-2020 Tour.