• ‘Dusters close out 2012 tour

    We caught up with Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters in Roanoke this past Friday evening (11/16), just before soundcheck for the next-to-last show of their Fall 2012 tour. The lighting isn't ideal, but the guys share a

  • Free track from Chris Pandolfi

    Chris Pandolfi, intrepid banjo picker with The Infamous Stringdusters, has been a busy boy in his home studio of late. And not just musically. The budding filmmaker has also harnessed his passion for video, using cameras mounted on the headstocks of his

  • Banjo Stylin’ – Porchlight Sessions

    The producers of the upcoming Porchlight Sessions film have assembled this set of outtakes from the many hours of footage they shot as a tribute to Earl Scruggs. You'll see comments and music from Chris Pandolfi, Béla Fleck and Alison Brown

  • The New Founding Fathers

    We've mentioned side projects a few times recently, and Milo Farineau sent along some of yet another. The Founding Fathers are Chris Pandolfi and Andy Falco from The Infamous Stringdusters who, at present, are doing some shows primarily in the

  • Big 2012 for Infamous Stringdusters

    Milo Farineau had the opportunity to catch up with Chris Pandolfi and Andy Falco of the Infamous Stringdusters the week after their sold out New Year’s Eve Performance at The Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, VA. Chris lives in an apartment off of

  • Overview of three IBMA Keynotes

    Our friend Ted Lehmann has posted a nice overview of the Keynote presentations offered during the 2011 IBMA World of Bluegrass convention in Nashville. In a break from the past, IBMA hosted a trio of Keynotes this year instead of just

  • Chris Pandolfi’s IBMA Address

    Chris Pandolfi has posted video of the Keynote Address he delivered last Tuesday (9/27) at IBMA's 2011 World Of Bluegrass convention. After a brief introduction from Craig Havighurst, Chris launches into the thoughts behind the Bluegrass Manifesto which he published earlier this

  • Pandolfi: Quit Fighting, Start Playing

    Chris Pandolfi had some succinct advice for those on both sides of the “what is bluegrass” debate – stop picking fights and start picking. “We’re not trying to reposition old bluegrass fans,” the banjoman for the Infamous Stringdusters said in Tuesday’s

  • Death of Traditional Bluegrass?

    Change is inevitable. Innovations are unavoidable. Perhaps no greater example of this can be found than within musical art forms. Music is a living, breathing thing, involving many different people with many different ideas. It is foolish to think that