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Punch Brothers

Artist Bio

Punch Brothers are the acoustic quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher.  Says the Washington Post, “With enthusiasm and experimentation, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart.” Their latest album, the T Bone Burnett-produced The Phosphorescent Blues (released in 2015 on Nonesuch Records), addresses the power and the pitfalls of our super-connected world with straight-up poignancy and subversive humor.

Punch Brothers formed in 2006. Its first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the band’s many musical interests. In 2009, they began a residency at NYC’s intimate club, The Living Room, trying out new songs and ultimately spawning the Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic (2010). In 2012, the band released Who’s Feeling Young Now?, which Q praised for its ‘astonishing, envelope-pushing vision’, while Rolling Stone said, ‘The acoustic framework dazzles – wild virtuosity used for more than just virtuosity.’

Recently, Chris Thile took over hosting duties of Live from Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion) in 2016 and released Thanks for Listening in late 2017 – a collection of songs written for Chris’ popular radio show. Chris Eldridge partnered with Julian Lage for the Grammy-nominated Mount Royal and Noam released his fourth solo album, the Grammy-nominated Universal Favorite. Both Mount Royal and Universal Favorite were produced by Gabe Witcher, who was also behind Sara Watkins’ latest, Young In All The Wrong Ways. Paul Kowert has been recording and touring with the Dave Rawlings Machine while developing his latest project Hawktail, Paul’s band with Jordan Tice, Brittney Haas and Dominick Leslie.




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Tour Dates

Mar 14 2019
State Theatre
Ithaca, NY
Mar 15 2019
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Mar 16 2019
North Adams, MA
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Mar 17 2019
The Music Hall
Portsmouth, NH
Mar 19 2019
Byham Theater
Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 20 2019
Southern Theatre
Columbus, OH
Mar 21 2019
Orpheum Theater
Madison, WI
Mar 22 2019
The Pabst Theater
Milwaukee, WI
Mar 24 2019
Big Ears
Knoxville, TN
Mar 25 2019
The Orange Peel
Asheville, NC
Mar 26 2019
Georgia Theatre
Athens, GA
Mar 28 2019
Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, FL
Mar 29 2019
Capitol Theatre
Clearwater, FL
Mar 30 2019
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah, GA
May 08 2019
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium
New York, NY
May 26 2019
Spoleto Festival
Charleston, SC
Jun 20 2019
Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 20-23)
Telluride, CO
Jul 28 2019
Lyons, CO