42 episodes

Inside the Musician’s Brain is a deep dive into everything that’s underneath the music and the artists that inspire us. Join Grammy Award winning artist and producer Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters, as he explores life as a musician, and sits down with other influential artists to discuss inspiration, creativity, and the many facets of bringing a musical vision to life.

Inside the Musician's Brain Osiris Media

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    • 4.9 • 246 Ratings

Inside the Musician’s Brain is a deep dive into everything that’s underneath the music and the artists that inspire us. Join Grammy Award winning artist and producer Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters, as he explores life as a musician, and sits down with other influential artists to discuss inspiration, creativity, and the many facets of bringing a musical vision to life.

    Daniel Donato

    Daniel Donato

    On this week's episode, Chris chats with Daniel Donato. The guitarist from Nashville is taking the world by storm with his Cosmic Country, and just released his latest single "Hi-Country," produced by Vance Powell. This is a fantastic conversation with an up and coming artist.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 39: The Milk Carton Kids

    Episode 39: The Milk Carton Kids

    On today's episode, Chris is joined by The Milk Carton Kids - a successful duo with a sound and energy that's all their own. Much of the conversation revolves around the making of their brilliant new album, I Only See the Moon. After completing an initial version of the album, the band made the decision to scrap much of what they had and dig deeper to create something more powerful. Kenneth and Joey describe how that journey unfolded - an inspiring story about what makes any form of expression truly meaningful. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mike Gordon

    Mike Gordon

    Today Chris is joined by the one and only Mike Gordon - bassist, singer & songwriter for the legendary rock band Phish. Mike goes deep into his musical journey, his peak experiences on and off stage and the making of his excellent new solo album, Flying Games. He also gives us an inside look at how Phish stays synchronous and continues to evolve after 40 years as one of the most influential bands in music history. This is an expansive interview that’s packed with inspiring experiences and advice for musicians and non musicians alike!
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Alison Brown

    Alison Brown

    Alison Brown is a world-class banjoist, record label owner, and all around trailblazer in the music industry. Her performing/recording career has produced numerous amazing albums, collaborations, appearances and accolades. She's also created a successful record label (Compass Records) and become a leader in the music industry. Alison's excellent new solo album 'On Banjo' features an all star cast of musicians including the legendary Steve Martin, and covers a wide range of musical styles with ease and conviction. She covers it all in this great talk!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sam Bush

    Sam Bush

    Sam Bush is one of the all-time legends of acoustic music. From his work with New Grass Revival, to Strength in Numbers and his prolific solo career, Sam has set the standard for mandolin in modern day roots music. He's also a gifted singer and writer as well, with a long and storied career that intersects with so many titans of music. Chris talks to Sam about the different phases of his career, his impressions of where acoustic music is headed, the key to an authentic performance and so much more in this episode of Inside the Musician's Brain. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Lindsay Lou

    Lindsay Lou

    Lindsay Lou is one of the hottest up-and-comers on the roots music scene. She's a powerhouse singer who covers a wide range of styles and has performed with countless artists as a special guest in recent years. Her new album, Queen of Time, puts her in the spotlight as a singer and as a songwriter as well. The record has a beautiful concept, incorporating recordings of conversations with her grandmother, all of which Lindsay unpacks in detail during this conversation. She also discusses her development as an artist and producer, and the reality that stepping up in big moments is simply a decision you make, rather than some elusive magic that you don't control. Lots to learn here!
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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

elisedub ,

Best podcast

This podcast is my ultimate favorite. As someone who is not a musician but fascinated by those who are, I am really drawn to the interviews, which are always entertaining and informative.

DWCann ,

Always worth the time to listen!

Not only is Chris a member of one of my favorite bands, he brings in a wide range of musicians from various genres. His podcast is a great way to expand musical horizons and to go deeper in Americana and roots music.

Saaaammmmm BUSSSHHH!!! ,

Inside Sam Bush’s brain

Love your podcasts Panda! Yours are the only ones I listen to! The one with Sam Bush was especially great for me personally. He and New Grass Revival got me hooked on bluegrass the first time I saw them in Telluride in 1976, new to Colorado and totally new to the festival scene. I had NO idea that it would set me on a lifelong path, but it did, and one I’m still on. You are so right, Sam and his peers did set the gold standard for musicians like YOU! And you have made them beyond proud. Sam is not only an amazing musician, but he is a super nice human, goofy, lovable, and REAL. Loved seeing him as a General back at the Boogie at the Broadmoor! He and Lynn have been so kind to me over the years. Sam called me after my husband died in 2011. We talked a long time and he invited me to be his guest at an upcoming show in Durango. He dedicated Circles Around Me to Dan and me and I will never forget that. He is truly a living legend!

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