18 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.

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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.

    Episode 16: Sara Watkins

    Episode 16: Sara Watkins

    Today on Inside the Musician’s Brain, Chris begins the episode by sharing his thoughts about music genres, why we have them, and why they don’t really matter. The episode continues with Chris talking with successful singer-songwriter Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek, I’m With Her) about creating her first concept album and how it came to be. Sara also shares the moment she realized at a young age that being a full time musician was a feasible career. Stick around to hear about Sara’s time with The Decemberists and how it changed her perception of performing live.


    Sara Watkins is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is best known for her solo work as well as being a founding member of well known bands Nickel Creek and I’m With Her. Check out Sara’s new album, Under the Pepper Tree, available now!
     
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    Inside the Musician’s Brain is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Chris Pandolfi. Production, Editing and Mixing by Chris Pandolfi. Mastered by Justin Thomas and Revoice Media. Executive Producers are Christina Collins and RJ Bee. Production assistance by Zach Brogan. Theme music by Chris Pandolfi. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com
     
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    Episode 15: Ronnie McCoury

    Episode 15: Ronnie McCoury

    In today’s episode of Inside the Musician’s Brain, Chris takes time to share his optimistic views and thoughts about the timeline for live music coming back this year. He also shares an interview with Ronnie McCoury (Del McCoury Band, The Travelin' McCourys) that he taped in May of 2020, two months into the pandemic. During their conversation, Chris and Ronnie discuss their individual realizations that touring and life as a whole were coming to a halt, and the sadness that comes along with it seeing musicians in their twilight years, like Ronnie’s father Del, being sidelined from the stage. They also talk about CDs, vinyl, Spotify and how the rapidly changing landscape of the music industry has affected their careers. Additionally, Ronnie shares some fantastic stories that you won’t want to miss, including his interactions with Jerry Garcia.


    Ronnie McCoury is a renowned mandolin player, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for being in popular groups such as Del McCoury Band and the Travelin' McCourys. Ronnie is the son of legendary bluegrass musician Del McCoury.
     
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    Inside the Musician’s Brain is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Chris Pandolfi. Executive Producers are Christina Collins and RJ Bee. Production, Editing and Mixing by Chris Pandolfi. Mastered by Matt Dwyer. Assistant Producer is Zach Brogan. Theme music by Chris Pandolfi. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com
     
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    Episode 14: Oteil Burbridge (Part 2)

    Episode 14: Oteil Burbridge (Part 2)

    Chris’ interview with Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Dead and Company) continues with more conversation about playing the banjo and the thrill of having a beginner’s mindset while learning a new instrument. Oteil also shares memories from his time with Col. Bruce Hampton in the popular band Aquarium Rescue Unit and how the Colonel helped him to see what lies underneath the music.


    Just Announced! Chris is joining the Oteil Burbridge Trio for two shows during their runs at the Boulder Theater (March 16th) and the Vilar Performing Arts Center (March 20th). For ticketing information, check out https://oteilburbridge.com/tour/.  


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    Inside the Musician’s Brain is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Chris Pandolfi. Executive Producers are Christina Collins and RJ Bee. Production, Editing and Mixing by Chris Pandolfi. Mastered by Matt Dwyer. Assistant Producer is Zach Brogan. Theme music by Chris Pandolfi. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com
     
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    Episode 13: Oteil Burbridge (Part 1)

    Episode 13: Oteil Burbridge (Part 1)

    Today, Chris talks with Oteil Burbridge, the legendary bass player and member of bands such as Dead and Company, The Allman Brothers Band, and Aquarium Rescue Unit. They dive deep into Oteil’s spiritual awakening, the importance of family in his life, and what he thinks the future of touring will look like in a post-pandemic world. Oteil also shares the story of how he got into playing the banjo and how he has come to love this long period away from the road.  


    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!


    Inside the Musician’s Brain is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Chris Pandolfi. Executive Producers are Christina Collins and RJ Bee. Production, Editing and Mixing by Chris Pandolfi. Mastered by Matt Dwyer. Assistant Producer is Zach Brogan. Theme music by Chris Pandolfi. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com
     
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    Episode 12: Sarah Jarosz

    Episode 12: Sarah Jarosz

    In today’s episode, Chris chats with acclaimed singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz about ways she has stayed creative during the pandemic, her newest album World on the Ground, her songwriting process, and much more. Chris also takes time to highlight some of his favorite livestream shows that he recommends to check out.


    Sarah Jarosz is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter originally from Wimberley, Texas. She is also a founding member of the progressive folk trio I’m With Her along with Sara Watkins and Aoife O'Donovan. 


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    Inside the Musician’s Brain is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Chris Pandolfi. Executive Producers are Christina Collins, RJ Bee. Production, Editing and Mixing by Chris Pandolfi and Matt Dwyer. Assistant Producer is Zach Brogan. Theme music by Chris Pandolfi. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com
     
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    Episode 11: Goose

    Episode 11: Goose

    Rick Mitarotonda and Peter Anspach are members of the popular indie-groove band Goose, whose fan base continues to grow even during this global pandemic. In today’s episode, Rick and Peter discuss the moment they knew they wanted to play music for a living and the origins of the band, Goose’s various virtual/socially distanced shows, their process of making an album, and more. 


    Goose is an American Indie-Groove band from Connecticut made up of Rick Mitarotonda, Peter Anspach, Trevor Bass, and Ben Atkind. 


    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!


    Inside the Musician’s Brain is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Chris Pandolfi. Executive Producers are Christina Collins, RJ Bee, and Zach Brogan. Production, Editing and Mixing by Chris Pandolfi and Matt Dwyer. Theme music by Chris Pandolfi. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out OsirisPod.com.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

Potluck Stringband ,

For anyone who loves music

Love what Panda is doing with his show. Great interviews and love the insight on the biz. The Ronnie McCourey interview rocks! That cat has sure seen and done a lot. Keep on keepin on!

Lord of Barbecue ,

Fantastic

I’ve been getting dusted since 2011 and I must say I’m shocked I just recently discovered Chris’s show. Binge listened every episode at work this week. Love it, love the dusters. Cheers.

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Love it!

Dusters are one of my favorite bands and it’s so neat to hear the backstory and details about life on the road. Panda also interviews some of my favorite artists. Can’t wait to hear the interviews he has in store for season 2!

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