Chris Pandolfi Dives Back “Inside the Musician’s Brain” With Season Two of His Successful Music and Culture Podcast

Article Contributed by The Regime | Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

On the heels of announcing his forthcoming solo record, Trance Banjo, Chris Pandolfi, banjo player, singer and songwriter for The Infamous Stringdusters, is back with the second season of his popular podcast Inside the Musicians Brain. Along with more insight into the Stringdusters’ world, episodes this season will also feature interviews with a number of prominent contemporary musicians, including Peter & Rick (Goose), Sarah Jarosz, Oteil Burbridge (Dead and Co, Allman Brothers), Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek, I'm with Her), Ronnie McCoury (Del McCoury Band), and more to come. Past guests have included the likes of Billy Strings, Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass), Holly Bowling and more.

The Grammy-award winning artist/producer and member of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) board of directors has found much insight in talking with fellow artists during these unprecedented times.

"What a time to be a musician! Most of last year was a much needed break from all the hustle, but I got really inspired a few months ago to get season two of Inside the Musician’s Brain going,” shared Chris. “There are so many challenges and new perspectives/innovations happening in the music world right now, and it’s been so interesting hearing about all that from my guests. I’ve been lucky to connect with some amazing humans already for season two, and I can’t wait to share their knowledge with the world."

As previously announced, Chris' upcoming release, Trance Banjo, delivers a unique combination of modern, melodic banjo compositions, along with lush, symphonic vinyl samples, beats, futuristic software instruments, strings, analog synths and more. Chris produced, performed, engineered and mixed all the music over the last three years at his studio in Denver, CO, with the exception of 2 guest spots: the luminary fiddle playing of Stuart Duncan as well as previous TRAD PLUS collaborator Nick Falk (drums) on select tracks.

Trance Banjo and exclusive merchandise are now available for pre-save and pre-order. Its first single, “Astral Plane,” is out now, while the second, “Wallfacer” is forthcoming. Additional details here ->