Meadow Mountain feat. Chris Pandolfi (The Infamous Stringdusters) w/ Grass Fed Mule, The Lonesome Days

Meadow Mountain

Denver Bluegrass and New Acoustic. Winners of the 2017 Rockygrass band competition. Winners of the 2017 UllrGrass band competition. 3rd Place finalists of the 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition.

Chris Pandolfi

My name is Chris Pandolfi, aka TRAD+. I’m a full time musician, producer and all-around creative based in Denver, Colorado.

Music was all around me growing up. My grandparents, Frank and Carmela Pandolfi, started the Connecticut Opera Association in 1942. I never met my grandfather, but my grandmother got us playing piano at a really young age. I loved every sound I heard. Ultimately inspired by my older brother Jono’s musical tastes and exploits, I got my first banjo in the summer of 1997. The next ten or so years flew by. During that time I got my undergrad degree at Dartmouth College and then went on to be the first ever banjo principal at the Berklee College of Music before moving to Nashville, TN in 2004. Along the way I was lucky to work with many amazing people, but ultimately I started a band with great musicians who are also my great friends–The Infamous Stringdusters. We have been touring for about 9 years, have a bunch of albums, a Grammy nomination and our own festival. We strive to make good original music, explore the world and enjoy life.

I have a few banjo-centric solo albums that I wrote and produced (Looking Glass and the Handoff), that feature some of my favorite acoustic players. I do session work in Denver and work as a producer for other artists/bands, helping them craft their music, a job I absolutely love to do. While my solo side of things focused on the banjo for a long time, lately I have been on a newer, broader musical journey: TRAD+. It’s a landscape of sounds–electronic, acoustic, vinyl sampling, live drums, deep textures, live jams and more. , Founding Fathers.

Music has always been my passion, but I also love to write and create short motion pictures. I started working on video around 2007, filming the ‘Dusters hijinx, documentary style. Since then I have enjoyed finding more and more creative ways to use the camera/editing software, from stop-motion to performance to ski vids. My writing focuses mostly on our adventures and our musical scene, a subject that’s always interested me along my journey from the Northeast to Nashville, Virginia and now Colorado. Bluegrass is its own world, filled with incredible musicianship and a short but vibrant history of crazy characters, trends and changes. A few of my pieces about the current state of the bluegrass world reached a big audience. In the wake of that attention the International Bluegrass Music Association asked me to deliver a keynote address at the 2011 World of Bluegrass in Nashville, TN (their annual business conference), giving some real recognition to a new vision of a bigger, more connected acoustic world. We are excited to be a part of whatever comes next for bluegrass.

I moved to Denver, CO in 2013, a place that has always been an unofficial home for the Stringdusters. It’s full of great people, great music and great living, and I’m excited to call it home.

Grass Fed Mule

Meet Grass Fed Mule... the psychedelic infused bluegrass outfit from St. Louis MO.

Drawing energy from their river town roots in bluegrass, old-time, blues, the band’s upbeat shows flood the ears with strong vocal harmonies and instrumental finesse, featuring sounds of fiddle, harmonica & mandolin.

Established in 2015, Grass Fed Mule has hit the ground running, playing festivals, touring the midwest, and releasing their debut album “Hay Is For Horses”. With a rotating cast of musicians, don’t be surprised if they gather some of the most prolific pickers around to entertain your ears—GFM has shared the stage with members of Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Travelin McCourys & many more!

"If you like your bluegrass in a jam, Grass Fed Mule should be sweet to your ears." - Columbia Daily Tribune 2016

The Lonesome Days

From The Lonesome Days' beginning in 2014, the band has evolved into a tight-knit 4 piece ensemble with a common vision to create great original music mixed in with timeless classics. Their authentic song writing and musicianship brings emotion, power and soul to the music that makes it seem familiar, yet fresh and new. From intimate venues to Colorado festivals, they are having a blast playing for audiences all over. The band was awarded 2nd place at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, 1st place at the 2016 UllrGrass festival, and is rolling full steam ahead! Come out and catch a show, or get in touch if you'd like to book the band.

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