Inside the Musician’s Brain

Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters dives in deeply with artists from bluegrass and beyond, to discover what happens in the minds of your favorite musicians.

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  • Episode 7: Paul Hoffman (part 2) and Trout Steak Revival

    This episode features two interviews. The first is part 2 of the interview with Paul Hoffman, the mandolin player and lead singer/songwriter for the jamgrass juggernaut Greensky Bluegrass. The second interview is with Trout Steak Revival, a Colorado-based string band with great songwriting chops and a dynamic, modern sound that is drawing much attention.Inside the Musician’s…

  • Episode 6: Holly Bowling

    Holly Bowling is a classically trained piano player who made a name for herself crafting and performing impeccable transcriptions of the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead. These days she is a member of the up and coming rock band Ghost Light, a highly innovative group that mixes heavy grooves and ethereal textures on a growing…

  • Episode 5: Bill Nershi

    This episode features an interview with Bill Nershi, a founding member of the jam world juggernaut, the String Cheese Incident.String Cheese Incident have been breaking down musical barriers for 25 years, blending bluegrass, jazz, rock, latin, electronic, etc, and have built a huge grassroots following in the process. Bill and Chris get deep into musical…

  • Episode 5: Bill Nershi part 1

    This episode features an interview with Bill Nershi, a founding member of the jam world juggernaut, the String Cheese Incident.String Cheese Incident have been breaking down musical barriers for 25 years, blending bluegrass, jazz, rock, latin, electronic, etc, and have built a huge grassroots following in the process. Bill and Chris get deep into musical…

  • Episode 4: Jon Stickley & Kitchen Dwellers

    Episode 4 features interviews with 2 notable artists. First up, the Kitchen Dwellers are a young jamgrass band from Montana with a vibrant new record of original music that has just come out—Muir Maid (produced by host, Chris Pandolfi), and a growing fanbase who love their raw power and catchy songs. Our next guest, Jon Stickley,…

  • Episode 3: Sierra Hull

    Sierra Hull is a mandolin virtuoso, and a gifted singer/songwriter who is on the cutting edge of modern acoustic music. Her career started as a child prodigy in the bluegrass world, but Sierra is already evolving into an amazingly versatile artist with her own distinctive voice. She gets into Béla Fleck’s advice as a producer, the…

  • Episode 2: Billy Strings

    Billy Strings is a rising young star in the bluegrass world. He and his band have made a serious impact in recent years, touring across the country, selling out shows, and bringing many new ears to acoustic music. With recent wins at the International Bluegrass Music Association for ‘Guitar Player of the Year,’ and ‘New…

  • Episode 1: Paul Hoffman part 1

    Paul Hoffman is the lead singer and mandolin player with Greensky Bluegrass, one of the most prominent bands on today’s live music scene. His powerful songwriting, combined with the band’s unique approach to stringband music, has created a broad appeal that’s opened the door to music fans of all different genres. Greensky has been around for…

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