You are here
Visit this artist's website: http://www.punchbrothers.com/
CHRIS THILE, of Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. In addition to his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which won two Grammys in 2013, Thile was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (aka "Genius Grant").
As a soloist, Thile has released four albums, as well as performing and recording extensively as a duo with fellow Goat Rodeo collaborator, double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, and eminent mandolinist Mike Marshall. In 2011, Nonesuch Records released the Grammy–nominated Sleep with One Eye Open, an impassioned collaboration / conversation between Thile and guitarist Michael Daves. Thile has also collaborated with a pantheon of musical innovators from multiple genres including Bela Fleck, Dolly Parton, Brad Mehldau, and Hilary Hahn.
For more than 15 years, Thile played in the wildly popular band Nickel Creek, with which he released three albums, sold two million records, and was awarded a Grammy in 2002.
Punch Brothers, described by the New York Times as “musicians so preternaturally talented they get bored easily with fiddle,” and by the the Times of London as "brilliant, audacious, original and, above all, entertaining," released their latest album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, in 2012 on Nonesuch Records.
This summer, Thile releases Bach Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1, also on Nonesuch.