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The Infamous Stringdusters banjoist Chris Pandolfi has a new solo project

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Banjo player Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters. Photographed March 18, 2019, at the CPR studios in Denver.

The pandemic took banjo player Chris Pandolfi off the road -- no touring with his bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters. So, holed up in his Denver home studio, Pandolfi managed to pluck a more ambient sound from his rootsy instrument. Pandolfi calls this solo project "Trad Plus Presents Trance Banjo," which plays on a term coined by the late mountain music pioneer, Doc Watson.